The written part of the Probatoire General examination for the French subsystem of education have begun this Tuesday 19th June 2018.
More than one hundred and seventy two thousand (172,000) candidates are taking part in the exams organised by the Office du Baccalauréat.
In Yaounde as early as 6:30AM students could be seen on streets hurrying to examination centres for literature which was written first.
At the College Adventiste Yaounde, one of the examination centres, invigilators were busy doing hall and name verifications to ensure a hitch free exercise.
Students were screened to make sure all prohibited materials are kept at bay before they get into the writing hall.
Student identity cards and registration slips were checked before access to writing hall could be granted to any candidate .
As usual some of the candidates were affected by examination fever causing them to misplace or forget important writing material.
The invigilators examined each case, guided and calmed the very anxious students while helping them beat the tension.
Tolerant as the invigilators were, any candidate with a thirty minute lateness was refused access to the examination hall.
Apart from a few absences recorded at the College Adventiste Yaounde writing centre, day one unfolded hitch free.
The same serene atmosphere also reigned at the Government High School Anguissa campus.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie