Yaounde (National Times )-Over 3,300 thousands pupils of the French and English subsystems of education in Cameroon have written their end of course examinations. The exams viz; Common Entrance Examination for the English Sub System and Concour d’entrer en sixieme for French-speaking pupils were written on Tuesday May 14th across the country.
According to official figures, 61,073 candidates went in for the Government Common Entrance Examination while 246,309 pupils were registered for the Concour d’entrer en sixieme
Unfortunately, some pupils have not had the opportunity to take the examinations owing to the war on going in the two English-speaking regions. Reports from local Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) talk of at least 80 percent of children in the restive North West and South West Regions unable to go to school.
Some pupils The National Times talked to across examination centers in Yaounde sounded confident. Most described the tests as being within reach.
Fayong Solee a candidate said, “We wrote English and Mathematics today. The questions were very cheap as my teachers told me. I will score 20/20.”
Another pupil who identified herself only as Blessing averred that, “before I wrote the exams I was afraid. They told us that they would separate us from our friends.”I’ll pass List A. All the things that I saw, our teachers taught us in class. Before we started writing, our teachers assured us that it would be simple,” Blessing added.
Though still at the elementary levels of their educational careers, most of the pupils have their minds on certain career paths already. Blessing dreams of becoming a medical doctor while Solee sees herself making impact in the field of journalism. The exams are the first public test for the pupils and will usher them into secondary school