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SW Secondary Education Family Fine-tunes Preparations Against End-of-Course Examinations

by Atlantic Chronicles

Southwest Secondary Education stakeholders and collaborators in a family photo

Southwest secondary education stakeholders, on May 17, converged on Buea, at the campus of the Government Technical High School, for the Second Education Sector Conference For the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The high point on the agenda was the polishing of efforts to ensure that end-of-course examinations go on hitch-free and in conformity with education guidelines and integrity.

At the conference, held under the theme: “Working in Synergy with Education Stakeholders for a Peaceful! Secured and Successful 2024 End of Course Examinations,” participants were drilled on best practices and given guidelines from the Ministry of Secondary Education, on how they should coordinate and go about supervising end of course exams.

The session was attended by the Regional Delegate of Secondary Education for the Southwest Region, Dr Etonde Mbua, alongside officials from the Executive Council of the Regional House of Assembly Southwest, Governor’s Office and others.

Some of the areas on focus during the session included prioritising digital, remedial and pedagogic strategies to enhance candidates’ performance in the 2024 examination session. Mobilisation of education stakeholders for the security of Examination centres/materials: a necessity for a successful 2024 session, Enforcement of invigilation regulations: the key for a peaceful 2024 Examination session.

Speaking during the session, the Southwest Regional Delegate for Secondary Education, Dr Etonde Mbua, said this year, the Southwest Region has Over 49,900 candidates in the GCE this year as opposed to 46,000 candidates last year.

“For us to prepare for end of year examinations, we need to remind ourselves of how the school year has been, put strategies together that will help us harmonise our efforts, so that what is happening in examination centre A, is what is happening in examination Centre B,” Dr Etonde said. She further stated that there was need to pass down instructions from the Minister of Secondary Education, right to the base of the education hierarchy.

The Delegate also pointed out that various stakeholders were drilled on the online education system, so that they can do it back in their schools and have students connected to benefit from revision lectures put at their disposal by the Ministry of Secondary Education.

By Andrew Nsoseka

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