Cameroon GCE Results 2022 Released
The Cameroon GCE Results 2022 are made available by the Cameroon General Certificate Of Education Board (CGCEB). The Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board is the official body in charge of organizing end-of-year examinations for candidates writing the GCE O and A Levels. The Main Office is located in Buea, Southwest Region (Cameroon), and it is headed by the Current Registrar. The Cameroon GCE board was established in 1993 as a public examination body supervised by Cameroon ministry of secondary education in Yaoundé.
The following examinations are organized by the GCE Board as of writing time:
The General Certificate of Education Examination Ordinary Level (that leads to the release of GCE O Level Results).
The General Certificate of Education Examination Advanced Level (that leads to the release of GCE A Level Results).
The Technical and Vocational Education Examination Intermediate Level (that leads to the release of the TVEE Results).
The Technical and Vocational Education Examination Advanced, and the Professional Certificate Examination (that leads to the release of the TVEE Results) .
Ordinary And Advanced Level Cameroon GCE Results 2022 O/L And A/L
Overview of the Exams
The General Certificate of Education is a pure UK system of education adopted by Anglo-Saxon Cameroon. In Cameroon, the GCE Ordinary Level examination is a 3-year course program starting from Form 3 to Form 5 (Years 9 to 11). It’s usually written in Form 5 (Year 11) in Secondary schools, meanwhile the GCE Advanced Level examinations are written in Upper 6 (Year 13) in High school.
It was by the Presidential Decree of March 1997, that the GCE Board was authorized to organize the Baccalauréat Technique and related examinations in English for English speaking candidates. Although the names of these examinations were in French, questions were in English and candidates answered them in English, which was their language of instruction. The head Office is located at Molyko Street, 3.0 km from Mile 17 Motor Park, Opposite Molyko police, Buea. The Regional Office is located in Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon.
Those in charge of releasing the Cameroon 2022 GCE Results
The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Board. In that capacity, he represents the Board in all academic matters. He is also the chairman of the Examinations Executive Committee (EEC). The EEC is responsible for all academic matters of the Board. It is also responsible for the organization, quality control, and development of the Boards Examinations.
The Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board releases the results of successful candidates each year after the marking and grading have been completed. At the end of the year’s written session, the scripts are transferred from the “save” of each accommodation center to the GCE Board in Buea, Molyko. The GCE Board then selects the best teachers from different schools to partake in the marking process. Generally, old and experienced teachers are mostly selected to ensure they do a perfect job with the marking. Likewise, teachers who did moderation of questions are also considered.
The Process of Releasing and Publishing Ordinary and Advanced level General Results O/L and A/L in Order of Merit
When students finish the writing part, the secretariat carries out the coding before the examiners arrive at the different marking centers to begin with the correction of scripts. The marking process is generally done not more than two (2) weeks. In the marking process, the secretariat workers carefully go through the marked scripts in order to ensure that the marks given to a candidate correspond to the number of ticks or sub marks. Following this, any mark more or less than what a candidate is normally suppose to earn is a call for concern. In the case of an identified marking error, the script is taken by the room head to any of the chief examiners who then calls for the examiner whose name appears on the script to make the necessary corrections. Examiners that are noted for repeated incorrect marks and other marking errors are liable to sanction.
In every marking center, there are two checks that are done after a script is marked; A – checking by the chief examiners and B – checking by the secretariat workers. At the end of each task (coding, flap-folding, marking, A-Checking, and B-Checking), the name of the person who did it is expected to be clearly written on a given space provided on the form. In the case of wrong coding, poor work, mistakes, dirty work, mixt or unarranged scripts, the secretariat worker whose name comes alongside the script is summoned to make corrections and sanctioned if need be. Behold, the marking process is a serious and confidential task such that secretariat workers are prohibited from talking about things that happen in the marking rooms for the purpose of confidentially. That’s why the screening process for secretariat workers is a rigorous one.
More on the process
During the process, the secretariat workers are placed under the supervision of selected GCE Board workers from when papers are taken from the board to the marking centers and back. The secretariat workers are divided and sent to different marking centers. All marking centers are given a good number of rooms for the secretariat workers to be able to work freely and comfortably. Each secretariat center has a head and an assistant, together with a few other individuals. Each marking room has a room head who carries out the most important tasks and sensitizes the secretariat members on how to carryout each task to completion. In addition, they maintain law and order in their various working rooms.
In the marking centers, examiners are controlled by chief examiners. Chief examiners ensure that markers arrive at the marking centers on time and rightly do their jobs. Before the marking process starts, markers are expected to work on possible marking guides to ease their job. But since some examiners might have been called up late in order to replace others who aren’t available, harmonization of a marking guide is done again in the marking rooms so as to avoid inconveniencies with different ideas and notions. The final guide is then used throughout the marking session of that subject. Different subjects are marked in different places. This explains why marking is generally done in different towns and as well schools.
When marking is complete
Generally, examiners finish their task at the end of the marking and A-Checking while the chief examiners decide the grading depending on the performance of the candidates for that particular subject. Following this, a subject that most candidates scored high marks will eventually have a high grading system while a subject that most candidates failed will likely have a low grading system. The secretariat continues with the B-Checking and booking in of scripts to ensure that non is missing. At this level, the work of most secretariat workers end and only the technical secretariat workers continue with the input of marks into the system. Note that this is only done in Buea at the GCE Board by confidential computer experts. At the end of the input, the results are evaluated and percentages calculated.
Finally, the results for both ordinary and advanced levels are compiled and officially released by the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board for both General and Technical Education. The entire process takes about 3 weeks highest for the GCE ordinary and advanced level results to be released. In cases of delay because of an important event or unforeseen circumstances, secretariat work for the GCE Board is done in shifts so as to catch up with time. In such circumstances, more examiners and secretariat workers are taken to work in shifts (day and night shifts). The secretariat however normally works in three (3) shifts and in case of trying to catch up, it is increased to four (4) shifts per day. Here, workers choose the number of sessions they can comfortably and efficiently do for a day.
Cameroon GCE Results Grading System For Ordinary And Advanced Levels (O/L & A/L Results)
Letter grades are used and below is the grading system used by the Cameroon GCE board for the examinations it administers at the GCE Technical and General Education at Ordinary Level, Advanced Level, ITC, and ATC:
GCE O Level and ITC Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, U
Letter grades A, B, and C represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the C grade being the lowest, and U (unclassified) representing a fail. Grades lower than C are not stated on the certificate. The Ordinary level has 3(three) pass grades gotten after the marks for papers 1 and 2 have been combined together. They are; A, B, and C. The total mark is always on 100 (paper 1, 40% and paper 2, 60 %). The marks for the different grades are seen below:
A grade = 75-100
B grade = 65-75
C grade = 50-65
The failed grades for the Ordinary level are D, E, and U. In years when the performances are generally very poor for a particular subject, Chief Examiners after a serious deliberation may decide to go as low as taking 45 points as a pass under C grade but will however apply only for that particular subject. Note should be taken that it will apply only for that particular examination session. Thus it doesn’t guarantee that 45 % will be taken as a C grade pass in subsequent years.
Grades also have points as follows; A = 3 points, B = 2 points and C = 1 point. Since not more than 11 papers can be registered in the GCE Ordinary Level, the highest number of points a candidate can score is 33 (if the candidate scored A grades in all the subjects he or she registered). There are usually prizes given to such candidates from the Ministry and even from their various schools.
GCE A Level and ATC Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, O, or F
Letter grades A, B, C, D, and E represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the E grade being the lowest. An F (fail) is not a passing grade and is not stated on the certificate
The Advanced level unlike the Ordinary level has 5 (five) passed grades; A, B, C, D, and E. This is done after the marks for Paper 1, 2, and 3 have been combined. It shows how both examinations vary. Marks for the A level are also graded on a 100. The marks for the grades are seen below;
A grade = 75-100
B grade = 70-75
C grade = 65-70
D grade = 60-65
E grade = 50-60
There is also a complimentary grade O to compensate candidates who almost scored a 50% for that particular subject (45-49%). This is to show that the candidate almost made it and the difference is a matter of few points. But the compensatory grade O is still a failed grade. Apart from O, there is F which is also a failed grade at the GCE Advanced Level.
As it is the case with the Ordinary levels, the marks for the last passing grade can be changed if the general results that year for that particular subject are very poor. Instead of 50 points, the Chief examiners for that subject after deliberation may decide to approve 45 points as an E grade pass. The mark for compensatory will be at 40 in such a situation. However, it is important to understand that this exception can only be done if all or most of the candidates who took the examination did not perform well in that particular subject. Nevertheless, it will only apply for that particular year or session.
Points in GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Results
While the Ordinary level has 3 as the highest point, the Advanced level has up to 5 points. The points are given depending on the grade scored- A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points, D = 2 points and E = 1 point. The highest number of papers a candidate can register in the Advanced level is 5, thus the highest point earned is 25.
What becomes of the marked scripts?
Although marking is done in different places and towns, the mark sheets are gathered and taken back to the GCE Board in Buea. It is at the GCE Board that marks are entered into the system by software experts and computer literates who happen to be GCE Board workers and some few recruited secretariat workers. Note that grading is done at the marking centers and not after the input of marks into the system. At this level, marked scripts are no longer needed and therefore kept at the GCE Board save for a good number of years for the sake of clarity and transparency. All GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level candidates who aren’t satisfied or sure about their grades can request for the script or scripts to be remarked. However, each candidate will have to pay a significant amount of money for each script to be remarked.
Are Cameroon GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Results Trustworthy?
Although it is difficult to talk of a perfect system when human beings are involved, much effort is put in place to make Cameroon GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Results Trustworthy. Much effort is put in place to eliminate mistakes when it comes to coding, counting of marks, filling of marks, and grading. Note that several individuals go through a script in all the phases to double check and ensure that mistakes have not been committed. At least two (2) secretariat workers work on a pack of scripts which comprises 20. In the process, one does the reading of the codes while the other does the writing. At the end, the work is checked by another pair of secretariat workers to make sure that it is error-free.
For those who have made it this year: Congratulations.
For those who have not made it this year, remember the following:
A.G. Street said, “The only real failure in life is giving up.”
Morihei Ueshiba said, “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.“
Henry Ford said, “Failure is simply opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”
Romina Russell said, “Failure is not an end-it is the means to an end. Study your failures, for they are the scrambled secrets of success.”