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Education: GCE Board Extends Registration Deadline Amid Fears of Valueless Certificates

Education: GCE Board Extends Registration Deadline Amid Fears of Valueless Certificates

The Registrar of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board, CGCE Humphrey Ekema Monono has signed a release extending the deadline for registration of the 2017 examination.

Previously extended to 27 January, the new deadline for all entries is now this February 28, 2017. This comes on the wake of continuous school boycott by students and pupils in the English sub system of education.

Schools have not resumed since November 21, 2016 when All Anglophone Trade Union Teachers launched a strike action demanding strict respect of the Anglo Saxon system of education.

There are fears that GCE certificates might not be recognized internationally as children have now gone for over 90 days without learning. Proponents argue that such a certificate will be valueless because the syllabuses have not been covered by the different schools.

Last week officials of the GCE Board dispel rumors the examinations would be postponed, they said compilations of documents are ongoing for a hitch free session this year.

Observers hold that the writing of the GCE this year would be a collective agreement especially by leaders of the ongoing strike action. Some of the leaders are quoted as saying in one of their Facebook post that “There will be no GCE this year.”

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