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Leakage in the 2020 session of the General Baccalaureate Examination

September 30, 2020

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The credibility of exams preserved with the identification of culprits.

During a 10-minute statement to national and international media on 17 August 2020, the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof Nalova Lyonga, assisted by the Secretary of State in charge of teacher’s training, Boniface Bayaola, presented the findings of the Administrative Commission of Enquiry set up to identify the source and authors of leakages that marred the smooth organization of the 2020 session of the General Baccalaureate examinations.

It emerges that, seven (07) members of staff of the Office du Baccalaureat du Cameroun are found guilty of negligence, leakage and tacit consent in leaking examinations papers in Physique, Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre and Chimie subjects in C, D and TI Series.

Among the culprits are three (03) High School teachers serving in the Reprographic Services, the Service Head included, one (01) contract worker and three (03) foremen. They have been slammed three-month suspension and other disciplinary sanctions as provided for in the staff regulations of the Office du Baccalaureat du Cameroun, for their obnoxious offences. These sanctions shall be enforced by both the Director of Human Resources of the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) and the Director of the Office du Baccalaureat du Cameroun, at their respective levels of competence.

The percentage passed at the 2020 Baccalaureat general examination which was written in a context marked by the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has dropped by over 13% compared to last year.

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