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FAKO UK ANALYSIS OF THE 2011 GCE EXAMINATION RESULTS OF SCHOOLS IN FAKO DIVISION.

 

 

 

PART A: GCE ORDINARY LEVEL

On average, the number of students (internal candidates) in Cameroon who passed in this year’s exam (passed in any 4 or more subjects) dropped from 69.43% last year to 54.51% this year, one of the biggest drops in the history of the GCE. In Fako Division, the drop was bigger; from 69.76% last year to this year’s 44.10% (a drop of 25.66%), the biggest drop in the GCE history of Fako Division.

 However, irrespective of how poor results are generally, you always have schools that consistently have excellent results. Rejuvenated St Joseph’s College Sasse had the best general results in Cameroon at the ‘O’-levels for the second year running. It had a 100% pass rate and also had the most number of students who sat the exam compared to the other schools that also had a 100% pass rate. All its 118 students passed as follows; 47 in eleven subjects, 36 in ten subjects, 19 in nine subjects, 13 in eight subjects and 3 in six subjects, surpassing all its previous standards of achievement. Bishop Rogan College also maintained its impressive 100% record with all 41 students passing. Saker Baptist College must be wondering what to do to prevent the odd one student failing and go back to its 100% pass rate (the school was 1st in Cameroon in 2008 and 2009). Similar to what happened last year, one student prevented it from having a 100% pass rate. However, its 115 out of 116 students who passed set a record in the number of students passing in high numbers of subjects as follows; 39 in eleven subjects, 25 in ten subjects, 25 in nine subjects, 16 in eight subjects, 4 in seven subjects, 5 in six subjects and 1 in 5 subjects. Some high-achieving schools saw their results go down: Presbyterian Comprehensive Secondary School Buea from 100% last year to 93.62% this year; Baptist Academy from 100% last year to 85.71% this year; Presbyterian Girls Secondary School Limbe from 99.08% last year to 98.82% this year; Baptist High School Buea from 97.22% last year to 87.16% this year. Of the government schools, GSS Motombolombo in Tiko (pronounced moh-toh-mboh-loh-mboh) came first with a pass rate of 84.44%.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS AT THE ‘O’-LEVELS

Every subject that students in English-speaking schools in Cameroon do in school and in national exams is important and counts towards their overall assessment in GCE exams. However, the academic strength of every school at the GCE Ordinary level stage (forms 1 to 5) depends on the strengths of their English and Maths departments. These subjects hold the key to the career paths for most students. Students will not be admitted into Buea, Bamenda and English-speaking Universities worldwide if they do not have a pass in ‘O’-Level English or equivalent, and must have a pass in Maths without which they will not be allowed to pursue a science career. Most universities in the world will not admit, at undergraduate level, anybody who does not have a pass in both Maths and the main language of that country irrespective of what course they want to do. The question now is how did Fako Division’s schools perform in English and Maths?

 

English: Saker Baptist College, whose students and ex-students have a reputation for being the ‘Grand Mistresses’ of English grammar in Cameroon, did their school and Fako Division proud by producing 113 out of 116 students who passed overall including English Language( 1st in Fako, 1st in the South West and 2nd in Cameroon after Sacred Heart College Bamenda who had a 100% pass rate in English). Sasse College had 108 out of 118 (91.53%) students pass in English, 2nd in Fako Division. The median pass rate in Fako Division was 40.71%, very mediocre. This means that a large number of students have to re-sit GCE ‘O’-level English if they want to go to university.

Mathematics: performances in Mathematics in Cameroon at the ‘O’-Levels have been very poor ever since the GCE was introduced in Cameroon. The national average was just 18.49%. This means that if any group of 5 students doing the ‘O’-levels in Cameroon are selected at random, only one of them will pass Maths. This is frightening!

For the first time in more than ten years, Saker Baptist College lost the top position as the school with the best Maths department at the ‘O’-levels in the South West. They were knocked off the top position by Sasse College, where 110 out of 118 students passed in Maths, giving a percentage pass rate of 93.22%, the best GCE Maths results in the school’s entire history. Sasse was beaten only by Sacred Heart College Bamenda, who had a Maths pass rate of 98.77%, the best in Cameroon this year. Still in Maths, Bishop Rogan College came 2nd in Fako Division with 38 students out of 41 (92.68%) passing, Saker Baptist College came 3rd with a pass rate of 77.59% and Presbyterian Comprehensive Secondary School, Buea, came 4th with a pass rate of 56.38%. The remaining 50 schools had pass rates ranging from 39.45% to 0%, with a median pass rate of just 21.07%.

 

There are five key questions about Mathematics that should be answered by teachers, students, parents and the Cameroon government; (1) Are GCE ‘O’-Level Maths exams too hard?  (2) Are most teachers of Maths in Cameroonian schools competent enough and dedicated to teach Maths?  (3) Are Cameroonian students naturally poor at Maths? (4) Do Cameroonian students spend enough time revising Maths as they do in other subjects? (5) Is there any government BODY that monitors the quality of teaching and learning of Mathematics in schools, and also monitors performances in Maths in national exams at primary school stage and GCE ‘O’-Levels? Answers to the above 5 questions will give us a clue as to why Maths results are very poor overall in English-speaking Cameroon.

 

PART B: GCE ADVANCED LEVEL

On average, 80.46% of ‘A’-level students from schools (internal candidates) in Fako Division passed their Advanced Level GCE exam, 3.47% above the national ‘schools’ average of 76.99%. Overall, ‘A’-level students from schools in Fako Division had the highest number of A and B grades in the South West Region of Cameroon, which shows that the greatest strength of Fako Division’s High schools is in the A-levels: Christian schools, government schools and other private schools all played an important part in these excellent results achieved by students who did their A-levels in Fako Division. Across the 34 out of 54 secondary schools in Fako Division that offer courses at the A-levels,  ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades were common in all subjects especially the sciences. Saker Baptist College led the rest with a 100% pass rate and having the most number of students who sat the exam(1st in Fako, 1st in the South West and 3rd in Cameroon). Sasse College and Bishop Rogan College also had a 100% pass rate each. Of the government schools, GHS Bokwaongo, Buea, came top with an impressive pass rate of 86.45%. Of all the divisions in Cameroon that do the A-levels, only Mezam in the North West had more ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades than Fako Division, and the gap is narrowing year-on-year. At the A-levels in Fako Division, the hard work and dedication of teachers, students and their parents have secured these excellent grades and the schools are justifiably delighted with the results. A High School teacher from a government school in Buea said ‘’these results show that Fako Division’s schools are very good at preparing students for university and that is why many parents across Cameroon send their children to High Schools in Fako Division. Also, the large student population in Fako Division is the main booster of the economy of the division. Students who attended school in Fako Division can be found in our universities doing prestigious and lucrative courses such as medicine, general sciences and law to mention just a few. They can also be found in universities all over the world doing good courses in the Arts and the Sciences. A-Levels are very strong in Fako Division and teachers and students deserve praises’’.  

FAKO UK (THE BAKWERI COMMUNITY IN GREAT BRITAIN)

 

THE BAKWERI COMMUNITY IN GREAT BRITAIN: FECA/FAKO UK ANALYSIS OF THE 2011 GCE ORDINARY LEVEL RESULTS OF SCHOOLS IN FAKO DIVISION.

Schools with fewer than 15 candidates who sat the exam are unclassified, irrespective of how many of their candidates passed in each of the three assessment categories in this table. These schools are listed at the bottom of the table. For the other schools; when schools have the same percentage pass rate in any assessment category, the school with the highest number of candidates who sat the exam is ranked higher, and so on.

Next to each school is the number of students who passed in the assessment category expressed as a fraction of the number that sat the exam, with the percentage pass rate by the side. Example: (10/40; 25%) means 10 out of 40 candidates passed, giving a pass rate of 25%.

TABLE 1.

Overall passes:

Passed in any 4 or more subjects

Passed overall including

English Language

Passed overall including

Mathematics

 

SCHOOL

 

SCHOOL

 

SCHOOL

1st

Sasse College (118/118; 100%)

1st

Saker Baptist College,Limbe (113/116;97.41%)

1st

Sasse College

(110/118; 93.22%)

2nd

Bishop Rogan (41/41; 100%)

2nd

Sasse College Buea

(108/118;91.53%)

2nd

Bishop Rogan (38/41;92.68%)

3rd

Saker Baptist (115/116; 99.14%)

3rd

Bishop Rogan(37/41;90.24%

3rd

SakerBaptist(90/116;77.59

4th

PGSS Limbe (84/85; 98.82%)

4th

PCSS Buea(83/94; 88.30%)

4th

PCSS Buea(53/94;52.38%)

5th

PCSS Buea (88/94; 93.62%)

5th

CKC Tiko (68/85; 80%)

5th

BHS Buea(43/103;39.45%)

6th

CKC Tiko (77/85; 90.59%)

6th

PGSS Limbe (64/85; 75.29%)

6th

PGSS Limbe(33/85;38.82%)

7th

BHS Buea (95/109; 87.16%)

7th

GSS Motombolombo, Tiko(33/45; 73.33%)

7th

CKC Tiko(31/85;36.47%)

8th

Baptist Academy(60/70; 85.71%

8th

BHS Buea(78/109; 71.56%)

8th

GoodShepherd(8/23;34.78

9th

GSS Motombolombo,Tiko

(38/45; 84.44%)

9th

Our Lady of Mt Carmel,Buea

(75/106; 70.75%)

9th

Bilingual G.S. Buea

(107/331; 32.32%)

10th

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Buea

(84/106; 79.25%)

10th

Good Shepherd, Limbe

(15/23; 65.22%)

10th

St Paul’s Bonjongo

(13/45; 28.89%)

11th

Frankfils, Buea (52/67; 77.61%)

11th

Frankfils,Buea(43/67;64.18

11th

Baird Mem.(10/35;28.57%)

12th

St Pauls High Sch. Bonjongo

(34/45; 75.56%)

12th

Inter Comprehensive,Buea

(37/58; 63.79%)

12th

GSS Bolifamba, Buea

(20/72; 27.78%)

13th

Cambridge College, Buea

(20/27;74.07%)

13th

Baird Memorial,Buea (22/35;62.86%)

13th

Summerset Bilingual Coll.

Buea (19/81; 23.46%)

14th

Baird Memorial(25/35; 71.43%)

14th

Baptist Acad.(39/70;55.71%

14th

GHS Idenau(14/61;22.95%)

15th

Inter Compr. (41/58; 70.69%)

15th

St Paul’s High, Bonjongo

(25/45; 55.56%)

15th

Baptist Academy, Muyuka

(16/70; 22.86%)

16th

Summerset Coll. (57/81;70.37%

16th

GBHS Limbe(120/224;53.57

16th

GHS Limbe(85/378;22.49%

17th

Good Shepherd, Limbe

(16/23; 69.57%)

17th

Bilingual G.S Buea

(175/331; 52.87%)

17th

GBHS Tiko(54/244;22.13%)

18th

Sure Foundation,Tiko

 (55/80; 68.75%)

18th

GSS Buea Town

(66/127; 51.97%)

18th

GSS Motombolombo, Tiko

(9/45; 20%)

19th

GSS Bwiyuku,Buea(22/33;66.67%

19th

GSS Bwiyuku,Buea

(17/33;51.51%)

18th

Foundation Educ. Trust

Mutengene(9/45; 20%)

20th

Found.Educ.Trust Mutengene

(29/45; 64.44%)

20th

GBHS Muea, Buea

(91/177; 51.41%)

20th

GBHS Muea, Buea

(35/177; 19.77%)

21st

GSS Buea Town(79/127;62.20%)

21st

GBHS Tiko(115/244;47.13%)

21st

GHS Bonjongo(13/68;19.12

22nd

SalvationHigh,Buea(22/36;61.11%

22nd

GSS Bolifamba(32/72;44.44

22nd

Inter Comprehensive

Buea (11/58;18.97%)

23rd

Bilingual G.S. Molyko, Buea (202/331;61.03%)

23rd

Sure Foundation, Tiko

(35/80; 43.75%)

23rd

Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Buea(19/106; 17.92%)

24th

GBHS Muea(108/177;61.02%)

24th

GBSS Mudeka(19/44;43.18

24th

Frankfils,Buea(11/67;16.42

25th

GBHS Limbe (130/224; 58.04%)

25th

GHS Limbe(163/378;43.12%

25th

GBHS Limbe(35/224;15.63

26th

IMPAAS, Tiko (26/45; 57.78%)

26th

GSS Buea Rural, Bokova

(83/199; 41.71%)

26th

GBHS Mutengene

(23/166; 13.86%)

27th

GBHS Tiko (137/244; 56.15%)

27th

GHS Batoke(75/180;41.67%

27th

GHS Batoke(24/180;13.33%

28th

GHS Idenau (33/61; 54.10%)

28th

Cambridge College, Buea

(11/27; 40.74%)

28th

IMPAAS Tiko(6/45;13.33%)

29th

UNIC Limbe (29/55; 52.73%)

29th

UNIC, Limbe(22/55; 40%)

29th

GHS Bokwaongo

(39/298; 13.09%)

30th

GHS Limbe (198/378; 52.38%)

30th

Foundation Educ. Trust

Mutengene(18/45; 40%)

30th

UNIC Sec. Sch. Limbe

(7/55; 12.73%)

31st

GBSS Mudeka,Tiko(22/44; 50%)

31st

Summerset,Buea

(32/81;39.51%)

31st

Marthlo, Buea

(2/17; 11.76%)

32nd

GSS Buea Rural, Bokova,Buea (99/199;49.75%)

32nd

GHS Idenau(24/61; 39.34%)

32nd   

GSS Buea Town

(12/127; 9.45%)

33rd

GHS Batoke (88/180; 48.89%)

33rd

GHS Bokwaongo, Buea

(108/298; 36.24%)

33rd

GBSS Mudeka, Tiko

(4/44; 9.09%)

34th

National Comprehensive Limbe

(16/35;45.71%)

34th

GBHS Mutengene

(58/166; 34.94%)

34th

GSS Bwiyuku, Buea

(3/33; 9.09%)

35th

Marthlo Coll. Buea(8/17; 47.06%)

35th

IMPAAS Tiko(15/45;33.33%)

35th

GBHS Muyuka(27/317;8.52

36th

GSS Bolifamba (33/72; 45.83%)

36th

Salvation.Buea(12/36;33.33

36th

GSS Ekona(11/145;7.59%)

37th

Kulu Memorial, Limbe

(21/48; 43.75%)

37th

EFUETNGU, Muyuka

(5/15; 33.33%)

37th

Sure Foundation Tiko

(6/80; 7.5%)

38th

GHS Bokwaongo, Buea

(127/298; 42.62%)

38th

Kulu Memorial, Limbe

(15/48; 31.25%)

38th

GSS Buea Rural, Bokova

Buea (14/199; 7.04%)

39th

EfuetNgu, Muyuka(6/15; 40%)

39th

GSS Ekona(40/145;27.59%)

39th

National Comprehensive

Limbe (2/35; 5.71%)

40th

GHS Bonjongo(27/68; 39.71%)

40th

GSS Malende(23/94;24.47%

40th

Salvation.Buea(2/36;5.56%)

41st

GSS Ekona (57/145; 39.31%)

41st

GBHSMuyuka(76/317;23.97

41st

Kulu Memorial(2/48;4.17%)

42nd

GBHS Muyuka (123/317; 38.80%)

42nd

GHS Bonjongo(16/68;23.53

42nd

FESS Muyuka(3/76;3.95%)

43rd

GBHS Mutengene(64/166;38.55%

43rd

Marthlo,Buea(4/17;23.53%)

43rd

Vocast M’yuka(1/29;3.45%)

44th

GCC Makanga, Muyuka

(14/38; 36.84%)

44th

National Comprehensive

Limbe (7/35; 20%)

44th

GSS Malende, Muyuka

(3/94; 3.19%)

45th

FESS Muyuka (24/76;31.58%)

45th

GCC Makanga(7/38;18.42%)

45th

GSS Bafia .M’ka(3/111;2.7%

46th

GSS Malende, Muyuka

(29/94; 30.85%)

46th

GSS Bafia, Muyuka

(18/111; 16.22%)

46th

GCC Makanga Muyuka

(0/38; 0%)

47th

GSS Bafia,Muyuka(34/111;30.63%

47th  

FESS Muyuka(8/76;10.53%)

47th

Cambridge College Buea

(0/27; 0%)

48th

VOCAST Muyuka(4/29;13.79%)

48th

vocast M’yuka(1/29;3.45%)

48th

EFUETNGU(0/15; 0%)

 

Kofele LumaMemorial Limbe 9/11

 

Kofele Luma, Limbe 8/11

 

King’s Bonadikombo 2/11

 

St Theresa College Buea 9/11

 

King’s Bonadikombo 7/11

 

Kofele Luma, Limbe 1/11

 

King’s College Bonadikombo 8/11

 

St Theresa Col. Buea 7/11

 

St Theresa Coll. Buea 1/11

 

Full Gospel, Muyuka 5/9

 

Full Gospel Muyuka 5/9

 

Full Gospel Muyuka 0/9

 

Kemonde Veteran, Limbe 2/6

 

PCHS Mutengene 0/7

 

PCHS Mutengene 0/7

 

PCHS Mutengene   0/7

 

Kemonde Veteran 0/6

 

Kemonde Veteran 0/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BAKWERI COMMUNITY IN GREAT BRITAIN: FECA/FAKO UK ANALYSIS OF THE 2011 GCE ADVANCED LEVEL RESULTS OF SCHOOLS IN FAKO DIVISION.

This table contains the schools in Fako Division that offer GCE Advanced level courses and whose students sat the 2011 GCE Advanced Level examination. 34 out of 54 Secondary schools in Fako Division did the 2011 GCE Advanced level examination. Schools are classified by order of merit based on their overall percentage pass rates. When schools have the same percentage pass rate, the school with the highest number of students who sat the exam is ranked higher, and so on. The OVERALL pass rate of schools in Fako Division at the Advanced level is 80.46%, 3.47% higher than the Cameroon ‘schools’ national average of 76.99%.

 

rank

 

       SCHOOL

Sat exam

Passed exam

%

1st

Saker Baptist College, Limbe

90

90

100%

2nd

Saint Joseph’s College Sasse, Buea

89

89

100%

3rd

Bishop Rogan College, Small Soppo, Buea

36

36

100%

4th

Presbyterian Comprehensive Sec. Sch. Buea

91

88

96.7%

5th

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Muea, Buea

39

37

94.87%

6th

Baptist High School(BHS), Buea

86

81

94.19%

7th

Christ the King College(CKC), Tiko

56

52

92.86%

8th

Presbyterian Girls Secondary School, Limbe

49

45

91.84%

9th

IMPAAS Tiko

47

41

87.23%

10th

Frankfils College, Buea

69

60

86.96%

11th

Government High School(GHS) Bokwaongo, Buea

251

217

86.45%

12th

Summerset College, Buea

109

93

85.32%

13th

St Paul’s High School, Bonjongo, Buea

25

21

84%

14th

Sure Foundation, Tiko

71

59

83.10%

15th

Bilingual Grammar School, Molyko, Buea

385

313

81.30%

16th

Inter Comprehensive, Great Soppo, Buea

52

42

80.77%

17th

Government Bilingual High School, Muea, Buea

109

87

79.82%

18th

Government Bilingual High School, Tiko

218

171

78.44%

19th

Government High School, Batoke

64

50

78.13%

20th

Government High School, Bonjongo, Buea

45

35

77.78%

21st

Government Bilingual High School, Mutengene

77

59

76.62%

22nd

Government High School, Idenau

21

16

76.19%

23rd

Government High School, Limbe

349

263

75.36%

24th

Government Bilingual High School, Limbe

174

131

75.29%

25th

Government Secondary School, Bafia, Muyuka

16

12

75%

26th

Salvation High School, Buea

26

19

73.08%

27th

Cambridge College, Buea

32

23

71.88%

28th

Government Bilingual High School, Muyuka

232

166

71.55%

29th

FESS Muyuka

69

41

59.42%

30th

KULU Memorial, Limbe

61

36

59.02%

31st

UNIC Secondary School, Limbe

33

19

57.58%

32nd

Full Gospel School, Muyuka

53

24

45.28%

33rd

EFUETNGU Memorial, Muyuka

5

3

 

34th

VOCAST Muyuka

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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