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CAMEROON GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION BOARD P.M.M. 10 000 Buea, S.W. Province, Republic of Cameroon [print]

READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AND KEEP IT FOR REFERENCE You will not however be allowed to take it into the Examination Hall


General certificate of education examination: JUNE 2009 SESSION - GENERAL SUBJECTS

1/ the following and any additional instructions given to you by you chief of centre must be strictly respected, the board will NOT accept entries that fail to comply with these instructions.

2/ candidates are required to consult the Examination Timetable for the June 2009 session on the last page of this leaflet and the Regulations and Syllabuses for June 2009 before making any entry. No adjustments will be made to this timetable should clashes occur with any other examination or event.

3/ if you are making entries for both Ordinary and Advanced level Examinations, then you must use two separate forms one for either level. You are also expected to pay the Registration Fee for each level.

4/ Entry form OMR must be completed and signed in pencil by the candidate in person. The board will not accept responsibility for any omissions or errors in choice of subjects or syllabuses, name order or spelling, date of birth, etc, the filling of the OMR forms shall be done in conference under the direction of the chief of centre External Candidates must report to receive and fill their OMR Forms in such conferences every Friday from 12.00 to 1.00 pm.

5/ Dismissed candidates. School candidates dismissed during the registration period shall immediately lose their status as internal candidates. They will therefore be required to sing for and collect their subject fees from the chief of centre and make a fresh registration at any External centre, the board insists that such reimbursement must be done within the registration period so that the candidates have the opportunity to make a new registration.

6 Compulsory Subjects All candidates going for Ordinary level, new repeat, must register for the compulsory subjects; English Language, French, and mathematics. Candidates who absent themselves from any of the three compulsory subjects shall be considered absent from the entire examination and their results for the entire examination will be mullified. In future, candidates will be required to score a minimum mark in each compulsory subject.

7/ General conditions for candidates
No age-limit is set by the Board for candidates to enter for the GCE examination. However, the following persons are eligible for the General Certificate of Education Examinations

(i) Ordinary Level:
(a) Candidates who have completed a 5-year secondary school course.
(b) Candidates who have previously attempted the Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Examinations
(c) Holder of at least the Teachers' Grade III Certificate.
(d) Holders of at least the R.S.A. Stage l Certificate
(e) Holders of Brevet or Probatoire.
(f) Holders of other certificates deemed by the board to be equivalent to any of the above.
(g) Any other persons who, through either private studies or other training, are deemed capable of succeeding in the Ordinary Level Examination.

(ii) Advanced Level:
(a) Holders of the Cameroon General Certificate of Ordinary level with pass grades in at least four subjects.
(b) Holders of the University of London General of Education Ordinary Level with pass grades in at least four subjects.
(c) Holders of at least the Teachers' Grade II Certificate.
(d) Holders of the R.S.A. Stage II Certificate in at least four subjects.
(e) Holders of the Probatoire and/or Baccalaureate
(f) Holder of other certificate deemed by the board to be equivalent to any of the above
(g) Any other persons who, through either private studies or other training, are deemed by the Board capable of succeeding in the Cameroon GCE Advanced Level examination.

Entries will not be accepted from candidates barred from previous GCE examinations or any similar examination. However, it an appeal against debarment is pending, an entry may be accepted provisionally but will be cancelled if the appeal in unsuccessful. No results will be issued until the outcome of the appeal is known.

9/ Subjects for Examination:
Candidates for the Ordinary Level examinations shall offer at least six subjects which must include the following: English Language, French Language, and Mathematics. However, candidates who already possess a pass in at least four ordinary Level subjects or other equivalent qualifications may enter for additional single subjects. Candidates may enter for at most eleven subjects at the Ordinary Level if they desire to include Religious Studies. Repeat candidates must enter for the compulsory subjects unless they show proof that they possess in these subjects. Photo copies of the Certificates or Result Slips must be attached.

10/ Candidates for the Advanced Level examination may enter for most five subjects.

11/ Candidates may not take a subject at more than one level at the same examination. Where there are alternative syllabuses in a subject only one may be taken at the same examination.

12/ Candidates may not submit more than one entry for the same level of examination whether for the same or different subjects and whether through the same or a different centre.

13/ Candidates will take along the following items for registration:
- Examination Fees
- 4 clear passport-size colour photographs of themselves not more than three months old (the two ears must be clearly shown). The background of the photograph must be red.
- Clean and clear photocopy of birth certificate
- Copy of National Identify Card for External Candidates
- Copy of O/L Results Slip for those entering for Advanced Level and ALL Repeat Candidates (O/L or A/L)

14/ Entry Fees
Three types of examination fees are payable, namely Registration fees, Subject Fees and Practical fees. In addition, there is a fee charged for the Special form (OMR) and documents provided to the candidate.
All fees must be paid in CASH to your Chief of Centre. You must obtain a receipt for the amount paid. No forms will be accepted by the board without the payment of all corresponding examination fees. The fees for the 2009 Session are as follows:


Ordinary Level Entry

Advanced Level Entry

Charge for OMR form

3, 000 F CFA

3, 000 F CFA

Registration fee

5, 000 F CFA

6, 000 F CFA

Subject fee

1, 000 CFA per subject

2, 000 F CFA per subject

Practical fee

5, 000 CFA per subject

5, 000 F CFA per subject

Charge for fiscal stamp

1, 000 F CFA

1, 000 F CFA

15/ All fees collected by the chief of centre will be immediately into the Board's BICEC Bank Account.

16/ You chief of Centre will give you a folder comprising the OMR Entry form and Instructions to Candidates.The Instructions below guides you in completing these four pages.

17/ The Black and white version of the OMR Form is provided for practice. Read the instructions on completing the OMR from (below) to complete this black and white version of OMR Form.

18/ You are required to have four identical colour passport-size photographs take in a red background (not older than three mouths), one attached to your OMR Form and two forwarded to the GGE Board together with the form. The fourth will be required by the Chief of Centre. Ensure that you write your names, Center Number, Serial Number and Level of Examination on the back of each photograph. The Serial Number must be identical on all of the following documents. Your receipt, your G3, your OMR Form, your pictures, and the Centre Form A3.

19/ All candidates must ensure that they sing Form A3 that carries information on their entries and money paid.

20/ Broadsheets Form G2 of your entries will be made available at your registration centre before mid February 2009. You must check this Form G2 to confirm your entry and report any errors of name, date of birth, subject entries, etc. to your Chief of Centre. You are not at this stage allowed to change your entry. You will have yourself to blame for any errors if you fall to take part in this exercise.

21/ Shortly before the examination the Chief of Centre will provide you with your individual Timetable together with other information to guide you in the examination.

22/ In case of any practical test, the Chief of Centre will notify you of the time and place. You must strictly observe all instructions related to the examination.

23/ Results Slips and Certificates will be sent to you through your Chief of Centre. Results Slips and Certificates, not collected from the Chief of Centre within six mounts, will be returned to the Board.

24/ Candidates are reminded to channel all complaints about their entries and results through the Chief of the Examination centre where they have registered. The Board will not enter into any direct correspondence with either the candidate of his/her representative. All such persons must write to the Board through the Chief of Centre.



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