May Cabinet Meeting: Government To Ensure Hitch-free Certificate Exams
The Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute has urged ministers in charge of education to stay alert inorder to ensure a hitch-free organisation of end course and certificate exams for 2023 session.
He also instructed them to guarantee a successful end to the academic year in universities and higher institutions of learning.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute was speaking in Yaounde where he chaired the cabinet meeting for the month of May 2023.
During the meeting, the Minister of State for Higher Education as well as the two Ministers in charge of Basic and Secondary Education each took turns to outline grounds covered and government measures to ensure a successful end of education season in both public and private educational establishments.
Participants at the cabinet meeting for the month of May, came together to evaluate preparations for end of course and certificate exams, and the 2023 academic year.
The Minister of Secondary Education, Nalova Lyonga and Basic Education Minister, Laurent Serges Etoundi Ngoa said school curricula has been covered at 87% for the secondary and 94% for the primary section – an indication that candidates are well equipped for the different examinations.
The Ministers said examination materials have been acquired and dispatched to exam centres, and final examination lists drawn up.
Both ministers also said measures have been taken to ensure marking of examinations scripts of the 572,258 candidates of basic education and the 884,577 candidates for exams organized by the GCE Board, the Baccalaureate board and the department of exams.
The Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Issa Tchiroma Bakari speaking on the state of vocational training in 2023, said concerted efforts are being made to scale up the training platforms of vocational schools and training centres.
As far as higher education is concerned; the Minister of State, Jacques Fame Ndongo said learning has been smooth in all state universities and higher institutions which are getting ready for second semester examinations. He said the universities of Bertoua, Ebolowa and Garoua which have begun studies in some faculties and institutions are functioning normally.
The Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute called for vigilance and maximum concentration on the part of officials to ensure a smooth conduct of official and end of course exams and a sucssesful end of the 2022/2023 academic year.