Buea, Cameroon-August 11, 2017- 7:0 PM Local Time (Cameroon News Agency) The Anglophone crises have dealt a big blow to the performance of students who took part in the 2017 General Certificate of Education Examinations, GCE. A partial release of the results indicates a drastic drop in the performance of candidates at the Advance Level.
Statistics from the board shows that only 11670 candidates succeeded in the A/L out of 33037 who sat for the examination, only 1/3 of total students who answered present making a percentage of 35.52%. It should be recalled that 38000 students registered.
Comparatively to 2016 results this year recorded a big drop in 2016 the A/L recorded 66.52% but in 2017 only 35.52% succeeded making a difference of 31 %.
In 2016 46000 candidates registered and 43000 sat for the examinations while 29000 passed.
Meantime results of candidates who sat for the exams without prior registration have been withheld for further investigation.
For the technical GCE 3472 candidates registered, 2567 wrote and just 574 passed with a percentage passed of 22.36% as against 54.33% in 2016.
GCE Ordinary level results are yet to be published.