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2013 CAMEROON GCE RESULTS STATISTICS AND ANALYSIS

 

PART A; pass rate statistics

 

Ordinary level: sat exam = 81,675; passed = 37,380; pass rate = 45.77%

Advanced level: sat exam = 37,870; passed = 21,197; pass rate = 55.97%

 

PART B; CAMEROON’S BEST TEN SCHOOLS IN THE 2013 GCE EXAMS.

 

This overall classification takes into account the following factors: 1) the number of students who sat the exam (2) the overall pass rate (3) the proportion of students who passed in 10 and 11 subjects at the Ordinary level (4) the proportion of students who passed in 4 and 5 subjects at the Advanced level (5) the proportion of students who scored at least 23 points at the Advanced level and the proportion who scored at least 27 points at the Ordinary level (6) the percentage of students who achieved an A grade in mathematics (7) the percentage of students who achieved an A grade in English language (8) the average number of A grades achieved by the whole school at the Ordinary Level (9) the average number of A grades achieved by the whole school at the Advanced Level if the school has a second cycle.

 

What do we mean by ‘average’? Example; if 350 candidates of school ‘P’ did the Ordinary level exam and altogether achieved 60 A grades, then the average number of A grade(s) per student is 60 divided by 350, which gives 0.171 A grade per student. If 70 candidates of school ‘T’ did the Ordinary Level exam and altogether achieved 42 A grades, then the average number of A grade(s) per student is 42 divided by 70, which gives an average of 0.6 A grade per student. Comparing school ‘P’ with school ‘T’ with respect to the overall quality of grades, school T did better than school P because its grade ‘A’ average  was bigger.

 

(English language; this is the most important subject at the Ordinary level in Anglophone Cameroon. Out of 88,789 candidates who did the English language exam, only 97 achieved an A grade).

 

1st SACRED HEART COLLEGE, MANKON, BAMENDA

Anglophone Cameroon’s highest achieving school since the mid-eighties, Sacred Heart had an overall 100% pass rate at the Advanced Level (83/83) and 98.31% (122/124) at the Ordinary Level. At the Advanced level, it achieved a total of 109 A grades, giving an average of 1.31 A grades per student (1st in Cameroon). Five students each had 5A grades at the Advanced level (highest in Cameroon): Anye Tamambang, Niba Che, Soking Kevin, Tiencheu Kameni and Yuhala Paterson.

    At the ordinary level, its 124 students achieved a total of 320 A grades, giving an average of 2.58 A grades per student (2nd in Cameroon). 35 students passed in 11 subjects and 30 passed in 10 subjects. 60 students achieved an A grade in maths (48.4% of students, 1st in Cameroon) and 16 students achieved an A grade in English (12.9% of students, 1st in Cameroon). The school’s best three students were Hilaire Djani (11A), Tanyu Cyrille Tumenta (10A,1B) and Tchinda N. Franklin (10A,1B).

 

2nd OUR LADY OF LOURDES SECONDARY SCHOOL, BAMENDA

This school has been very consistent in having very good results at all levels. It achieved a 100% pass rate at both the Advanced level (80/80) and Ordinary level (99/99). At the Advanced level, Lourdes achieved a total of 41 A grades, giving an average of 0.51 A grade per student (3rd in Cameroon). 48 students passed in 5 subjects and 27 passed in four. Best three students were Achelengwa Vanessa Mushie (5A), Moussi Yo-Laine Ines (4A,1C) and Glory Mafor Aza Mboh (2A,3B).

At the Ordinary level, the school’s 99 students achieved a total of 162 A grades, giving an average of 1.64 A grades per student (4th in Cameroon). In maths, 24 students achieved an A grade (24.2% of students, 4th in Cameroon) and 4 students achieved an A grade in English (4.04% of students, 2nd in Cameroon). 36 students passed in 11 subjects and 25 students passed in 10 subjects. The best three students were Ashley Shekel Tangang (8A,3B), Flora Afanwi Bisi (9A,1B,1C) and Neh Bih Chi Quinsly (8A,3B).

 

3rd SACRED HEART COLLEGE, DOUALA

This school is following the footsteps of its namesake in Mankon, Bamenda. Although it follows the Anglophone system of education, about half the number of students are of Francophone origin. The school achieved a pass rate of 94.92% (56/59) at the Advanced level and 100% (70/70) at the Ordinary level. At the Advanced level, 13 students passed in 5 subjects and 21 passed in 4 subjects. The 59 Advanced level students achieved a total of 24 A grades, giving an average of 0,41 A grade per student (4th in Cameroon). The best three students at the Advanced level were Tsingang Demnge (5A), Fabiola M. Kamanke (4A,1B) and Tchouda Sani Leticia (3A,1C).

At the Ordinary level, the school’s 70 students achieved a total of 170 A grades, giving an average of 2.5 A grades per student (3rd in Cameroon). 32 students had an A grade in maths (45.7% of students, 2nd in Cameroon) and 2 students had an A grade in English language. The school’s best three students were Tsingang Kamgaing R. (9A,2B), Ngaha Datchoua Geoffrey (8A,3B) and Nguepi Tania (7A,4B)

 

4th SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE, LIMBE

The girls of Saker Baptist College believe that their school is the best in the whole of Cameroon when you put together all aspects of school life and that they have the most colourful and vibrant ex-students (called Sakerettes) in the world. They cannot wait to join the glamour world of the Sakerettes after they leave school. The main Sakerettes website, called Saker Pride (www.sakerpride.com), is the most elaborate and glamorous ex-students’ website in the entire world. One can get hooked on this website for many hours before realising they’ve got other work to do.

The school had a 96% (96/100) pass rate at the Advanced level and 99.05% (104/105) at the Ordinary level.

At the Advanced level, the school’s 100 students achieved a total of 26 A grades, giving an average of 0.26 A grade per student (6th in Cameroon). 13 students passed in five subjects and 24 students passed in four. Top three students were Megoze T. Abycail Carneille (3A,2B), Tanyi Tiku Dora Tambe Oben (4A,1C) and Nji Nancy Labu (3A,1B,1C).

At the Ordinary level, the school’s 105 students achieved a total of 135 A grades, giving an average of 1.29 A grades per student (7th in Cameroon). 23 students achieved an A grade in maths (21.9% of students, 5th in Cameroon) and 4 students achieved an A grade in English (3.8% of students, 3rd in Cameroon).  24 students passed in 11 subjects and 21 passed in 10 subjects. The best three students were Marilyne Ma-Enow-Tambia (9A,2B), Patience Monjoa Lyonga (9A,2B) and Dzali Kamya Lauriane (8A,3B).

 

5th PRESBYTERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL (PSS), BAMENDA

This school had a pass rate of 99.05% 104/105) at the Advanced level and 99.16% (118/119) at the Ordinary level.

At the Advanced level, 36 students passed in 5 subjects and 42 passed in 4 subjects. The 105 students achieved a total of 31 A grades, giving an average of 0.30 A grade per student (5th in Cameroon). The best 3 students were Yuyen  Kiniben Tanlaka (5A), Ebiambu Ondoh Agwara (4A,1B), and Ekunkor Boris Kanjo (3A,2B).

At the Ordinary level, the school achieved 169 A grades, giving an average of 1.42 A grades per student (5th in Cameroon). 39 students passed in 11 subjects and 23 passed in 10 subjects. 17 students had an A grade in maths (14.3% of students, 8th in Cameroon) and 3 students had an A grade in English. The best 3 students were Abisegue Gisele (7A,3B), Chwabo Carl (7A,3B) and Mbaacha Andong (7A,4B).

 

6th ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE, MVOLYE, YAOUNDE

If Sacred Heart College, Bamenda, is to be knocked off the top position in the schools’ performance league table in future, it is very likely that this would be the first school to do it. This catholic school was opened in September 2007 and its first batch has not yet done the Advanced level but its second batch did the Ordinary level this year. It is a pleasure to have a detailed look at this school’s results.

At the Ordinary level, the school achieved a 100% pass rate with all 90 students passing. The 90 students achieved a total of 265 A grades, giving an average of 2.94 A grades per student, the highest overall A grade average in Cameroon this year. 37 students achieved an A grade in maths (41.1% of students, 3rd in Cameroon) and 2 had an A grade in English. The best three students were Boum Asta Yvette (10A,1B), Celestine Bilong Mbangtang (10A,1B) and Nziko Nda-si Toghoua (10A,1B).

 

7th ST BEDES COLLEGE, ASHING

St Bedes, a school that has been criticised for their dirty toilets and unclean water, has at least one thing that it can be proud of; the school’s exam results have been consistently good. At the Advanced level, the school had a 96.81% (91/94) pass rate with 30 students passing in five subjects and 22 in four subjects. There was a total of 23 A grades, giving an average of 0.24 A grade per student (12th in Cameroon). Its three best students were Mullah C Fuh (5A), Koua Kemegne (4A,1B) and Marietta Akumbom (3A,2C).

At the Ordinary level, the pass rate was 99.1% (110/111), with 18 students passing in 11 subjects and 25 students passing in 10 subjects. It achieved a total of 119 A grades, giving an average of 1.07 A grades per student(10th in Cameroon). There were 22 A grades in maths (19.8% of students, 6th in Cameroon) and 4 A grades in English (3.6% of students, 4th in Cameroon). The school’s best three students at the Ordinary level were Kumbong Herman (10A,1B), Biatu Nestor (9A,2B) and Nancy Tahmo Berinyuy (8A,3B).

 

8th ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE SASSE, BUEA

Sasse College had a 100% pass rate at both the Advanced level (106/106) and the Ordinary level (94/94) for the third year in a row. At the Advanced level, its 106 students achieved a total of 26 A grades, giving an average of 0.24 A grade per student (11th in Cameroon). 35 students passed in 5 subjects and 65 passed in four. The three best students were Alex Meli (3A,2B), Kenfack Tatienou (3A,1B,1C) and Mbu Taku Stephen (3A,1B,1D).

At the Ordinary level, the school’s 94 students achieved a total of 133 A grades, giving an average of 1.41 A grades per student (6th in Cameroon). 28 students passed in 11 subjects and 33 passed in ten.  10 students had an A grade in maths (10.6% of students, 18th in Cameroon). No student of Sasse College had an A grade in English language. The school’s best three students at the Ordinary level were Ngani Phillipe Alain (10A,1B), Tendonge Awo (9A,2B) and Fotio Mbohou (9A,1B,1C).  

 

9th SEAT OF WISDOM, FONTEM

This school is hardly talked about because of its size (small number of students) and geographical location even though it always does well in GCE examinations. It should be proud of its 100% pass rates at both the Advanced level (50/50) and Ordinary level (42/42). At the Advanced level, its 50 students achieved a total of 26 A grades, giving an average of 0.52 A grade per student (2nd in Cameroon). 17 students passed in 5 subjects and 14 students passed in four. The school’s best three students at the Advanced level were Akem Aristide Tanyi-Jong (5A), Forcha Peter Oben-Akem (5A) and Atemkeng Alemajo Confidence (3A,2B).

At the Ordinary level, the school’s 42 students achieved a total of 50 A grades giving an average of 1.19 A grades per student. 14 students passed in 11 subjects and 13 passed in ten. 7 students achieved an A grade in maths, but there was no student with an A grade in English language. The best three students were Judith Etaka Eyong (7A,3B,1C), Fowedlung Ngimafac (4A,7B) and Fejo Zangue (4A,5B,2C).

 

10th GOVERNMENT BILINGUAL HIGH SCHOOL (GBHS), BAMENDA

It is very difficult to distinguish between government schools in Cameroon. Performances in Ordinary level mathematics by most government schools are so bad that UNESCO should intervene, as the Cameroon government is doing nothing about it. It is a shame that in many government schools, not more than 6% of the students pass maths. Targets are not set and nobody is held accountable for the high rate of ‘U’ grades in Ordinary level mathematics by students of government schools.

GBHS Bamenda, despite having many poor students, has an ethos that motivates staff to work very hard for their students. That is why this school tops the table of government schools and even performs better than many Christian schools across English-speaking Cameroon. Congratulations to the students of this school who also work very hard and always aim to do as well as their peers in neighbouring Christian schools, such as Sacred Heart, Lourdes and PSS. GBHS Bamenda had a pass rate of 85.34% (396/464) at the Advanced level, with four students each having 5 straight ‘A’ grades (John Kengafac (5A), Ngoufack Paterson (5A), Bebonchu Nkemzi Syntia (5A) and Kati Frantz (5A), 2nd highest number of 5A grades in Cameroon after Sacred Heart Bamenda. 74 students passed in five subjects and 73 passed in four.

The pass rate at the Ordinary level was 69.91% (388/555). The 555 students achieved a total of 248 A grades.

 

 

 

PART C; performance by subjects

 

 

At the ordinary level, the highest pass rate was in economics (63.77%; 51,454 out of 80,682 candidates passed).  The 2nd highest pass rate was in commerce (61.95%; 26,422 out of 42,653 candidates passed).

 

The worst performance at the Ordinary level was in mathematics which had a pass rate of 15.10%. Still in maths, 60,419 out of the 86,293 (70.02%) candidates who sat the exam had a ‘U’ grade. To clarify things, a ‘U’ grade stands for ‘unclassified’, which means that the candidate’s overall score was so low that even the lowest fail grade could not be awarded. The second worst performance was in French (19.04%) where16,085 out of 84,461passed. There were 61,115  ‘U’ grades in French.

 

The highest number of ‘A’ grades was in economics (there were 5532 A grades).

 

The lowest number of ‘A’ grades was in English language where just 97 candidates out of 88,789 achieved an A.

 

At the Advanced level, the highest pass rate was in history (81.77%) followed by further mathematics (73.18%). The lowest pass rate was in accounts (27.91%) followed by philosophy (32.57%).

 

Also at the Advanced level, the highest number of A grades was in mathematics (353 A grades) followed by biology (306 A grades). Two subjects had no ‘A’ grades: accounts and computer science.

 

PART D; OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES AT THE ADVANCED LEVEL

 

Thirty nine students each had 5A grades in this year’s GCE exam and the grades were all achieved in this science combination; biology, chemistry, maths, further maths and physics. The candidates were spread across schools in the English-speaking and French-speaking parts of Cameroon. These candidates were ranked by the Cameroon GCE Board from 1st to 39th based on their scores within the grade boundaries.

Of the 39 candidates each with 5A grades, 18 came from schools in the North West, 7 came from schools in the South West and 14 came from schools in the French-speaking part of Cameroon. These students can do any science course in the world, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, aeronautical engineering, physics, mathematics etc, and can conquer any university in the world- be it Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, Harvard, Massachusetts and all other good universities in the world.

 

1st Nguele Meke Frederick Georges Bernard of Amity International College (AIC) Yaounde

2nd Achelengwa Vanessa Mushie of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bamenda

3rd  Akem Aristide Tanyi-Jong of Seat of Wisdom, Fontem

4th Tabe Baiye Bismac of GBHS Bonaberi-Douala

5th Konseh Sahka Paul of  SPCCC Kumbo

6th  Tsingaing Demgne Lynn Maiva of Sacred Heart College, Douala

7th  Mullah Cajetan Fuh of Saint Bedes College, Ashing

8th  Ziawung John Kengafac of GBHS Bamenda

9th  Forcha Peter Oben Akem of Seat of Wisdom, Fontem

10th  Ebelle Lobe Morel of Presbyterian Comp. Sec. Sch. Buea

11th  Anye Tamambang of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

12th  TsopmoTsakem Jurin of GBPHS Yaounde

13th Fotsing Kengne Calixte Galilee of GBHS Mbouda

14th Eric Stephane Fotso Mbadugha of GBPHS Yaounde

15th Niba Ernest Che of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

16th Soking Tiotsap Kevin of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

17th Ndi Denis Ndi of GBHS Deido, Douala

18th Tchicali Kandem Frank Patrick of SAC Nso

19th Tientcheu Kameni Rolly of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

20th Yuhala Peterson Junior Dohbila of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

21st Ngaleu Yombeu Michael Ulrich of GBHS Yaounde

22nd Doh Dinga Christian of GBHS Nkongsamba

23rd Yonghabi Colin Tosam of GBHS Fundong

24th Ategwa Franklin Bezatame of DBA Fiango, Kumba

25th Yuyen Kiniben Tanlaka of PSS Mankon, Bamenda

26th Kouadze Nana  Elsa Zita of GBPHS Yaounde

27th Chia Divine Afumbom of GBHS Etouge-Ebe

28th Ngoupeyi Kouemene Rinel of EHS Yaounde

29th Fanseu Kamhoua Barakeel of GBPHS Yaounde

30th Clinton Ojong of GBHS  Tiko

31st Ousmanou Moustapha of EHS Yaounde

32nd Junior Azeh Ndifor of GHS Limbe

33rd Ngoufac Pateson Vades of GBHS Bamenda

34th Yengong George Ringnyu of CCAST Bambili

35th Bebongchu Nkemzi Syntia of GBHS Bamenda

36th Tanko Kennedy Tabah of GBHS Kumbo

37th Kati Frantz Vallie Mbiyekeh of GBHS Bamenda

38th Kenkoh Kesty Yong of CCAST Bambili

39th Elad Jude Fotabong of CCAS Kumba

 

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