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2010 CAMEROON GCE RESULTS ANALYSIS

 

2010 CAMEROON GCE RESULTS ANALYSIS

 

PART A:  FAKO DIVISION

Fako, the division in Anglophone Cameroon with the second largest ‘High School’ student population after Mezam in the North West, had mixed results at the 2010 GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels. The division has 51 secondary schools of which 18 are government, 12 are Christian denominational and 21 are other private.

The Christian denominational schools performed very well at both levels, and their overall performances matched those of Christian denominationals in the North West.

Overall, the government schools of the North West out-performed the government schools of Fako division and the rest of the South West, beating them in every subject.

Overall, Fako division had a 54.34 per cent pass rate at the Ordinary Level, 3.68 per cent below the Cameroon national average. At the Advanced Level, Fako division had a 67.09 per cent pass rate, 2.52 per cent below the Cameroon national average.

The battle for academic supremacy between the high-achieving schools

St Joseph’s College Sasse, Buea, a school that in recent years has been heavily criticised especially by its ex-students (SOBANS) for inadequate leadership and mediocre GCE results, had their best ever GCE results (Ordinary and Advanced levels combined). With 100 per cent pass rate at both ‘Ordinary’ and ‘Advanced’ Levels, they were ranked by the Cameroon GCE Board as the school with the best performance at the Ordinary level and joint top at the Advanced level. Note: the GCE Board’s ranking of schools only takes into account the percentage pass rates and the number of students who sat the exam at the schools. It doesn’t take into account the grades achieved by students, except when classifying students on the Honour Roll.  At the Ordinary level, the 109 students of Sasse achieved 219 ‘A’ grades( an average of 2 ‘A’ grades per student, the highest in the school’s history), 470 ‘B’ grades and 359 ‘C’ grades. Six of their students appeared on the ‘O’ Level Honour Roll, and 7 appeared on the ‘A’ Level Honour Roll.

Saker Baptist College, Limbe, one of the most consistent ‘high-achieving’ schools in Cameroon, had a cracker of results at the Ordinary Level (99.18%: 1 unlucky student failed, 121 passed)  and Advanced Level(100%: all 85 passed). You can be guaranteed two things whenever students of this school write national exams: a very high percentage pass rate and grades of very high quality. The 121 students who passed achieved 263 ‘A’ grades(an average of 2.17 ‘A’ grades per student, the 3rd highest in Cameroon after Sacred Heart College Bamenda and Our Lady of Lourdes, Bamenda), 471 ‘B’ grades and 419 ‘C’ grades. Their star Advanced level student Namanou Ines Emma Woks,  who secured an impressive ‘A’ grade in each of her five subjects and had achieved 11 ‘A’ grades two years ago at the Ordinary level at the same school, was ranked by the GCE Board as the top Advanced level student in the South West and 5th in Cameroon overall. The school produced 6 students who appeared on the Ordinary level Honour Roll and 7 who appeared on the Advanced level Honour Roll.

Baptist High School, Buea, had very good results at both levels (97.22% and 96.34% at Ordinary and Advanced levels respectively). Their 105 students who passed the Ordinary level exam achieved 213 ‘A’ grades, 366 ‘B’ grades and 342 ‘C’ grades. One of its students, Gregory Beti Tanyi, achieved ‘A’ grade in each of his 11 subjects and was ranked by the GCE Board as the top  Ordinary level student in the South West and 3rd in Cameroon overall.

Presbyterian Comprehensive Secondary School(PCSS), Buea, and Presbyterian Girls Secondary School (PGSS), Limbe, have proved to the general public that they are no small brother nor small sister to any school in Cameroon after having another year of excellent results. They achieved  100 per cent and 99.08 per cent pass rates respectively at the Ordinary level, with both producing students who appeared on the GCE Honour Rolls. Students and staff of these schools expect the general public to show them the respect they deserve.

Bishop Rogan College, Small Soppo, Buea (all 43 passed at the ‘O’ Levels and all 24 passed at the ‘A’ Levels); Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Muea, Buea( 98.18% pass rate); Good Shepherd, Limbe (private school: all 12 passed the ‘O’ levels), Frankfils College, Buea (private school: 90% pass rate),  Summerset Bilingual College Buea (private school: 88.37% pass rate) and Sure Foundation, Tiko ( private school: 87.50% pass rate) all did very well.

Cameroon Baptist Academy, Muyuka, boosted the image of its town (Muyuka) by achieving a 100 per cent pass rate at the Ordinary Level. The towns of Buea and Limbe have always eclipsed Muyuka on exam results, so any 100% pass rate by a school in Muyuka will be highly appreciated by the people of that town.

Of the government schools in Fako division, GSS Bwiyuku, Buea, a school few people within and outside of Fako divison knew existed, surpassed all expectations and achieved 83.33 per cent at the Ordinary level, the highest pass rate by a government school in the division this year. At Bilingual Grammar School, Molyko, Buea, many students passed and at the same time, many failed. Some of those who passed did so very well, as the school produced two students at the Advanced level who had an ‘A’ grade in each of their 5 subjects, a remarkable achievement. The two students, Gwagsi Brian Sentie and Mokube Nabereya Itoe, were respectively ranked 2nd and 3rd in the South West and 10th and 14th in Cameroon overall, by the GCE Board. GSS Buea Town, created in the past five years, surprised many people when their first batch achieved  a pass rate of 80.26 per cent. 61 out of 76 students passed the Ordinary level exam. Results of the other  Fako schools were satisfactory.

PART B:  GCE ORDINARY  LEVEL  PERFORMANCE  ACROSS CAMEROON

 

B.1   Table summarising the results for each examination in June 2010 compared with 2009 and 2008

       

Table 1

 

Examination

Sat exam

2010

Passed

2010

Failed

2010

% pass

2010

% pass 2009

% pass 2008

GCE Ordinary Level

51,881

30,099

21,782

58.02

53.89

48.61

GCE Advanced Level

27,791

19,345

8,446

69.61

69.53

57.79

GCE Technical Ordinary Level

4,775

2,178

2,597

45.60

35.13

39.38

GCE Technical Adanced Level

2,909

1,282

1,627

44.07

33.39

60.47

Probatoire Technique in English

2,007

660

1,347

32.88

39.95

23

Probatoire de BT in English

1,411

510

931

36.14

39.18

55.52

Bac  Technique in English

1,059

703

356

66.38

54.19

55

Brevet de Technicien in English

965

482

483

49.95

58.35

43

 

B.2   The best results in Cameroon at the GCE Ordinary level were obtained by 12 candidates who achieved ‘A’ grades in all their 11 subjects. These students occupied the first twelve positions on the GCE Ordinary level Honour Roll. An ‘A’ grade is awarded  3 points, B is 2 points and C is 1 point and when students have exactly the same type of grades, the marks they scored in the their subjects within the grade boundaries are taken into account, and that is what the GCE Board uses in distinguishing between them during classification. 253 students made the  GCE ‘O’ level Honour Roll, with all scoring a minimum of 28 points. The top 12 students on the Ordinary Level Honour Roll (each had 11A grades)  classified in order of merit by the GCE Board are:

1st  Galani Kameni Vanessa (female) of Our Lady of Lourdes Sec. School, Bamenda

2nd  Gerald Cham Kpu of SPBCC Nkwen, Bamenda

3rd  Gregory Beti Tanyi of Baptist High School, Buea

4th  Jerry Brown Njoh Aseneh Junior of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

5th  Nche Emmanuel Niba of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

6th  Ndeh Ndifor Fobisi Michael of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

7th  Tse Ernest Chi of GBHS Bafousam

8th  Ambe Joe-Bless Che of Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

9th  Beukou Fonkou Hygin Steve of Sacred Heart, Bamenda

10th  Folefac Akaseng Bertrand of Seat of Wisdom Coll. Fontem

11th  Kumbong Sandrine Bershu of Saint Bedes College, Ashing

12th  Ngwa Njingeh Bertrand of Saint Bedes College, Ashing

 

As said before, there were 253 candidates that made the GCE Board’s Honour Roll at the Ordinary level. These students were spread, although unevenly, across Cameroon. The schools with the most number of students on the 2010 GCE Ordinary Level Honour Roll were:

Sacred Heart College, Bamenda (36),

Saint Bedes College, Ashing (14),

Our Lady of Lourdes, Bamenda (13)

CCAS Kumba (8)

Baptist High School, Buea (7)

Saker Baptist College, Limbe (6)

Presbyterian Compr. Sec. School, Buea (6)

Government Bilingual High School(GBHS) Bamenda (6)

GBHS Etoug-Ebe (6)

Seat of Wisdom, Fontem (6)

Saint Joseph’s College Sasse, Buea (5)

Bilingual Grammar School, Molyko, Buea (5)

GBHS Bafousam (5)

Presbyterian Sec. School Mankon, Bamenda (5)

 

More GCE ‘O’ Level Honour Roll statistics

a)    Of the 253 candidates on the Ordinary level GCE Honour Roll:

140 were from schools in the North West

62 were from schools in the South West

50 were from some schools in the Francophone part of Cameroon

1 was from an external centre in the Francophone part of Cameroon

 

b)     Of the 253 candidates on the Ordinary level Honour Roll;

132 were from Christian denominational schools

98 were from government schools (including some from Francophone Cameroon)

22 were from other private schools ( most of the schools are in Francophone Cameroon)

1 was from an external centre

 

B.3  Anglophone Cameroon DIVISIONS classified in order of merit based on the  percentage pass rates. All the North West Divisions beat all the South West Divisions.

 

Table 2

Performances in the 2010 GCE Ordinary level Examination by Divisions in the English speaking part of Cameroon.

NW stands for North West, and SW stands for South West

 

Rank

 

Division

Sat

exam

 

Passed

 

Failed

%

pass

1st

BOYO ( NW )

1,039

735

304

70.74

2nd

BUI ( NW )

3,446

2,204

1,242

63.96

3rd

MEZAM ( NW )

9,760

6,229

3,531

63.82

4th 

MOMO (NW )

1,948

1,243

705

63.81

5th

Donga Mantung (NW)

1,594

1,013

581

63.55

6th

MENCHUM ( NW )

1,282

783

499

61.08

7th

Ngoketunjia (NW)

2,142

1,262

880

58.92

8th

LEBIALEM (SW)

1,005

571

434

56.82

9th

NDIAN ( SW )

782

441

341

56.39

10th

FAKO ( SW )

8,990

4,885

4,105

54.34

11th

MEME ( SW )

5,984

2,979

3,005

49.78

12th

MANYU ( SW )

1,958

971

987

49.59

13th

Kupe Muanenguba sw

1,380

615

765

44.57

 

A total of  10,571 candidates from the Francophone provinces of Cameroon sat the GCE Ordinary level examination, and about 40 per cent of that number were Anglophones living in those provinces. The GCE is becoming very popular in the Francophone part of Cameroon.

 

B.3   SUBJECT PERFORMANCE at the 2010 GCE Ordinary Level

Out of 18 subjects examined at the GCE Ordinary level, the highest percentage pass rate was achieved in the following subjects: Food and Nutrition(78.55%), Economics(67.32%), Chemistry(64.18%), Geography(62.70%), Commerce(62.32%), Literature in English(61.77%), and History(60.13%).

 

The poorest performances at the 2010 GCE Ordinary level were in French (21.81%) and Mathematics (15.00%).

 

The most popular non compulsory subject at the 2010 GCE Ordinary level was Economics: 52,108 candidates sat the Economics exam and achieved a total 9,393 ‘A’ grades, by far the highest number of ‘A’ grades in any subject in the country. The following subjects had the highest number of ‘A’ grades, that is, at least 1,000 ‘A’ grades:

Economics (9,393), History (2,172), French (1,472),  Geography (1,403), Biology (1,123), Literature in English (1,103) and Commerce (1,101).

 

Table 3

PERFOMANCE AT THE 2010 GCE ORDINARY LEVEL BY SUBJECT

Subjects are ranked on the basis of their candidate pass rates

Rank

SUBJECT

NAME

                 GRADES  ACHIEVED

%

pass

PASS  GRADES

FAIL GRADES

 A

 B

C

D

E

F

1st

Food And Nutrition

147

330

1116

283

114

38

78.55

2nd

Economics

9393

11240

14536

7674

5746

3509

67.32

3rd

Chemistry

864

2765

5741

2655

1398

1153

64.18

4th

Geography

1403

12162

17741

8327

4883

5277

62.70

5th

Commerce

1101

3356

10547

5549

1930

1500

62.32

6th

Literature in English

1103

7162

10164

4596

3514

3203

61.77

7th

History

2172

6052

17152

6417

4299

5973

60.13

8th

Additional Mathematics

354

518

1562

284

451

943

59.18

9th

Physics

680

1591

3302

1593

2043

1127

53.84

10th

Computer Science

9

272

708

433

321

137

52.33

11th

Biology

1123

4290

8275

2801

4127

6702

50.02

12th

Human Biology

272

959

3792

1827

2247

1399

47.69

13th

Accounting

46

108

299

133

257

121

46.94

14th

Religious Studies

627

4835

8567

10658

5390

1902

43.77

15th

English Language

723

5584

18022

5992

12690

14506

42.26

16th

French

1472

2916

7398

3575

2249

36349

21.81

17th

Mathematics

800

1308

6063

2209

6472

37562

15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART C:  GCE ADVANCED LEVEL PERFORMANCE ACROSS CAMEROON

 

 C.1   Best candidates:

218 candidates obtained the best GCE Advanced level results, passing in at least 4 subjects with total points between 20 and 25 inclusive. As in the previous years, most of these outstanding candidates were in the series Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.

15 candidates achieved an ‘A’ grade in each of their five subjects, each scoring the maximum 25 points ( A= 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2 and E = 1). 

As with the Ordinary level, when candidates achieve the same type of grades, the GCE board uses their exam scores within the grade boundaries to distinguish between them during classification. Hence, the 15 students each with 5A grades at the Advanced level occupied the top 15 positions in the country, and here is how they were classified in order of merit by the GCE Board:

1st   (5A) Emani Kuenou Rosy Gaelle , female, of  PI and JU Anglo Saxon International College, Yaounde

2nd  (5A)  Kameni Allain, male, Presbyterian Sec. School, Mankon, Bamenda

3rd  (5A)  Mbuwie Brida Verwiyni, female,  GBHS Kumbo

4th  (5A)  Mofor Nkaze John, male, Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

5th  (5A)  Namanou Ines Emma Woks, female, Saker Baptist College, Limbe

6th  (5A)  Fokum Siyam Karl Stefan Lewis, male, ........... Yaounde

7th  (5A)  Nguekam Kevin Michel, male, Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

8th  (5A)  Tanyi Tanyi Ebai Randall, male, Sacred Heart College, Bamenda

9th  (5A) Tchapmi Donald, male, GBPHS Yaounde

10th  (5A)  Gwagsi Brian Sentie, male, Bilingual Grammar Sch. Molyko, Buea

11th  (5A) Tonyuy Cedric Burinyuy, male, GBHS Kumbo

12th  (5A) Nzozone Henry Fomukong, male, GBHS Santa, Bamenda

13th  (5A) Tang Durand Kebuh, male, GBHS Kumbo

14th  (5A) Mokube Nabereya Itoe, Bilingual Grammar Sch. Molyko, Buea

15th Ndipenock Daniel Ndipachere, CCAS Kumba

 

 

C.2   OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS

 

    The following schools had a 100 per cent pass rate at the Advanced Level. The number of students who sat the exam is given in brackets. The school with the most number of students who sat the exam is ranked higher, etc:

SJC Sasse (99); PSS Bafut (99); Saint Bedes, Ashing (91); Our Lady of Lourdes Bamenda(90);

Saker Baptist College, Limbe (86): Sacred Heart College, Bamenda (86); Seat of Wisdom in Fontem (49); Bishop Rogan College (24); SAMS KITIWUM (21); AIC Yaounde (20); FBC Nkongsamba (17); GSS Wallane (16); NESCAS Yaounde (15); SMCCHS Ndop (14); GSS NKOR-NONI (4);  NCHS Ndop (2)

 

The following schools produced the highest number of Advanced Level candidates on the Advanced level Honour Roll:

Sacred Heart College, Bamenda (23)

GBHS Kumbo (19)

GBPHS Yaounde (11)

GBHS Bamenda (11)

Bilingual Grammar Sch. Molyko, Buea (11)

Our Lady of Lourdes, Bamenda (9)

Saint Bedes College, Ashing, (9)

PSS Mankon, Bamenda (9)

SJC Sasse, Buea (7)

Saker Baptist College, Limbe (7)

CCAST Bambili (6)

GBHS Deido, Douala (6)

GBHS Etoug-Ebe (6)

Seat of Wisdom College Fontem (5)

GHS Limbe (5)

 

C.3  Performances by Divisions at the Advanced Level

 

Table 4

Performances at the GCE Advanced Level by Divisions in Anglophone Cameroon.  Divisions are ranked in order of merit based on the percentage pass rates of candidates who sat the exam in the divisions.

 

rank

 

  DIVISION

SAT

EXAM

Passed

Failed

%

pass

1st

BUI  (NW)

1,733

1,409

324

81.30

2nd

BOYO   (NW)

545

440

105

80.73

3rd

NGOKETUNJIA (NW)

825

640

185

77.58

4th

LEBIALEM  (SW)

339

254

85

74.93

5th

MOMO  (NW)

1,007

749

258

74.38

6th

Donga Mantung (NW)

679

495

184

72.90

7th

MENCHUM  (NW)

508

368

140

72.44

8th

MEZAM  (NW)

7,210

5,077

2,133

70.42

9th

MANYU (SW)

703

486

217

69.13

10th

NDIAN  (SW)

177

122

55

68.93

11th

FAKO  (SW)

5,549

3,723

1,826

67.09

12th

Kupe Muanenguba (SW)

423

268

155

63.36

13th

MEME  (SW)

3,061

1,918

1,143

62.06

 

 

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