2012 FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAM
By Moki S. Mokondo in Buea for Fako UK/Fako News Centre
13 July 2012
Results of the 2012 edition of the First School Leaving certificate examination that were released on June 27, 2012 in the South West Region have recorded an improvement of 1.3 per cent. According to statistics obtained from the Inspectorate of Basic Education in Buea, the candidates scored a 90.20 per cent pass rate compared to 88.90 per cent in 2011. Out of 25,528 (24,740 internal and 1005 external) candidates who registered, 25,528 actually sat for the 2012 edition of the exam with 23,027 passing.
Pupils and parents have been flooding the inspectorates and delegations of Basic Education throughout the South West Region to get their results or those of their children. Results classified according to percentage pass rates places Manyu Division at the top with 93.15%, followed by Kupe Muanenguba Division with 90.78%. Meme Division with 90.98%, Fako Division with 89.33%, Ndian Division with 89.25% and Lebialem Division with 88.52% in that order.
Notwithstanding, Fako Division is ranked first quantitatively followed by Meme Division. Fako Division records the highest number of successful students. These two Divisions are cosmopolitan and had the highest number of candidates who registered and sat for the exams.
The following examinations centres in Fako Division recorded a 100% pass rate. The centres are Bova Government School (GS) (GS Bova and GS Bonakanda), Ewongo/Wotutu Catholic School (CS) (CS and Government Bilingual Primary School Ewongo) and Rehabilitation Institute for the Blind in Bulu, all in Buea subdivision. In Limbe subdivision, Mabeta GS Centre had a 100% pass rate while in Muyuka subdivision, Ikata GS, Malende GS, Massue CS and Munyenge GS scored a 100% pass rate. Mundoni GS and Mudeka GS in Tiko subdivision and Bankingili GS centres in the West Coast subdivisions also scored 100% pass rates.
However, results of a similar examination administered to pupils of the French expression, the Certificate D’Etudes Primaires (CEP) where also released on the same day. Out of 1027 candidates who registered for the exams, 1008 sat and 924 passed giving a percentage pass rate of 91.67. On the contrary, this examination witnessed a 1.25% drop on last year’s. Lebialem Division scored 100% and ranked first among all the divisions in the South West Region followed by Fako Division with 92.61%, Ndian Division with 91.67%, Meme Division with 91.51%, Manyu Division with 90.91% and Kupe Muanenguba Division with 86.11%.