North West-Cameroon: Common Entrance results contradicts Examination day reports

By Bakah Derick 

The Minister of Basic Education has released results of the 2022 government common entrance exa.examination. According to a release by the North West regional delegate for basic  education on Sunday 5 June 2022, which outlines statistics and ranking of the various divisions in the region, the results have witnessed a 16.12% decrease in performance. 
Unlike the examination day preliminary report which indicated that 16081 registered for the examinations, the release by the delegate indicates 12432 from 573 primary schools. Instead of the over 15000 who sat as reported on May 17, the results release show that 12236 with 8593 passing in list A and 957 in list B emplying a 9550 total pass giving a percentage of 78.04% unlike the 94.16% recorded in 2021. 
Release on Common Entrance results 2022

According to Divisions, Momo comes first with 95.86%, Bui with 94.29%, Menchum 93.65%, Dunga Mantung 87.47%, Boyo 83.93 Ngoketunjia 72.17% and Mezam 71.36%. 
Copy of Preliminary Examination report 

The examination has been written under tight security for the past five years as a result of the ongoing armed conflict in the region that also features anti school going campaigns. Most of the examination centers were relocated to administrative headquarters for security reasons. No major issues were reported as relates the security of candidates, material or infrastructure this year. 

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