The General Certificate Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced Level written papers has been officially launched this 6, August 2020 in the entire territory.
It is around 9:36 AM at the English High School (EHS) Yaounde. Gates opened, the atmosphere is dense characterize with the outing of Ordinary and Advanced Level students from the exam halls.
They have just wrapped up with their economic and geology paper one. From their looks and attitude, it expressed mixed feelings about the exams.
Mina Muky a Form five student says she feels confident, “After writing my paper one, I feel very good because I prepared very well” and she adds that during her paper two, she hopes to be up to the task.
For some, “the exams were not that difficult, questions were very technical, but I feel confident because we revised it in school before the lockdown” an Upper Sixth student says.
Thus, the paper two has been programmed at 1: pm. As such, some students are found revising their last notes at the border of the road outside the school in groups.
However, marked with the special context of the corona virus pandemic, no student was allowed into the exam hall without being screened with a thermo flash and asked to put on a face mask as well as instructed to wash their hands. “One of my classmates almost missed today’s session because she forgot her face mask”, a student says.
As a first day, students were more or less satisfied now what is left is the next step with the rest of the papers.