Breaking News, Download in PDF All Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L with grades. The GCE results 2023 were published this Morning Monday 9th of August 2023.
Download statistics and general/by centers and results of successful candidates by merits for the Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L.
A special congratulations to successful candidates and those who did not make it are encouraged not to give up but instead take it as a challenge to work harder and make it with flying colors in the June 2023 session of the examination next year.
THOSE WHO DO THE JOB FOR A SUCCESSFUL RELEASE OF THE Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L GENERAL AND TECHNICAL AT O/L, A/L, ITC, AND ATC
The Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board releases the results of successful candidates each year after the marking and grading have been done by the board. At the end of the year’s written session, the scripts are transferred from the “save” of each accommodation center to the GCE Board in Buea, Molyko.
The GCE Board selects the best teachers from each school to take part in the marking. Usually, old and experienced teachers are mostly selected to ensure they do a perfect job with the marking (including teachers who did moderation of questions).
The GCE Board also recruits part-time secretariat workers (trustworthy individuals) who flap-fold and code the scripts (this is to prevent markers from identifying either the name of a candidate or the center number). Hence, it’s impossible for an examiner to favor a particular candidate he or she knows. The secretariat members also erase marks made on the Scripts.
THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN PUBLISHING A SUCCESSFUL Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L IN ORDER OF MERITS
The secretariat does the coding before examiners arrive at the different marking centers to begin the correction of scripts. Marking is done not more than 2 weeks and in the process, secretariat workers go through the marked scripts to ensure that the marks given to a candidate corresponding to the number of ticks or sub marks. Any mark more or less than what the candidate is normally supposed to earn calls for concern.
The Script is taken by the room head to any of the Chief Examiners who call the examiner whose name appears on the script to correct it. Examiners noted for repeated incorrect marks and other mistakes can be sanctioned.
There are two checks done after a script is marked: A-Checking by the Chief Examiners and B-Checking by the secretariat workers. At the end of each task (coding, flap-folding, marking, A-Checking, and B-Checking), the name of the individual who does it is expected to be written in a given space provided on the form. In the case of mistakes, poor work, wrong coding, dirty work, mixed or unarranged scripts, the secretariat worker whose name appears on the form is summoned to do corrections and reprimanded if need be.
It is a serious, confidential, and careful job such that secretariat workers are prohibited from talking about things that happen in the working rooms for the purpose of confidentiality. This explains why only intelligent, educated, and trustworthy individuals who have been screened are taken for the secretariat job.
The secretariat workers are placed under the strict supervision of selected GCE Board workers from when papers are taken from the Board to the marking centers and back. They are divided into different centers and each center is given a good number of rooms for the secretariat workers to be able to work freely and comfortably.
Each secretariat center has a Head and assistant, coupled with a few other individuals. Each room has a Room Head who does the most important tasks and sensitizes the secretariat members on how to do each task. They also maintain law and order in their various working rooms.
On the other hand in the marking centers, examiners are controlled by Chief Examiners. Chief Examiners ensure that markers arrive at the marking centers on time and do their jobs the way they should be done.
Before marking begins, markers are expected to work on possible marking guides to ease their job. But since some examiners might have been called up late to replace others who aren’t available, harmonization of a marking guide is done again in the marking rooms to avoid inconveniencies with different ideas and notions. The final guild is then used generally by all the markers of that particular subject throughout the marking session.
Different subjects are marked in different places, explaining why marking is always done in many towns and as well schools. Some of the famous places where marking usually Take place are BUEA, BAMENDA, AND LIMBE. This is due to the presence of the GCE Board in Buea which is a pure Anglo-Saxon exam.
Compulsory subjects like English, French, and Mathematics usually have more markers than other subjects especially at the Ordinary level because they have more scripts and it ensures that all examiners finish with marking on the same or almost the same day. This is usually done in the month of July each year and the results are released the same month, though it was done in September last year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Examiners finish their task at the end of the marking and A-Checking while the chief examiners decide the grading depending on the performance of candidates in the examination for that particular subject. Therefore, a subject that most candidates scored high marks will have a high grading system while a subject that most candidates failed will have a low grading system.
The secretariat continues with the B-Checking and booking in of scripts to ensure none is missing. At this level, their job is also completed and only the technical secretariat workers continue with the input of marks into the system. This is only done in Buea at the GCE Board by confidential computer experts.
At the end of the input, the results are evaluated and percentages are calculated. Last but not the least, the results for both Ordinary and Advanced levels are compiled and finally released officially by the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board for both General and Technical education.
The entire process takes about 3 weeks highest for the results to be released. In some years, secretarial work for the GCE Board is done in shifts in order to catch up with time in cases where it was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances or very important events.
In this regard, more examiners and secretariat workers are taken to work in shifts (day and night shifts). The secretariat however normally works in 3 shifts and in case of trying to catch up, it is increased to 4 per day. Workers for the session choose the number of sessions they can comfortably do in a day.
The grading system of Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L Cameroon at the Ordinary and Advanced Levels.
Letter grades are used and below is the grading system used by the Cameroon GCE board for the examinations it administers at the GCE Technical and General Education at Ordinary Level, Advanced Level, ITC, and ATC:
- GCE O Level and ITC Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, U
Letter grades A, B, and C represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the C grade being the lowest, and U (unclassified) representing a fail. Grades lower than C are not stated on the certificate.
The Ordinary level has 3(three) pass grades gotten after the marks for papers 1 and 2 have been combined together. They are; A, B, and C. The total mark is always on 100 (paper 1, 40% and paper 2, 60 %). The marks for the different grades are seen below:
A grade = 75-100
B grade = 65-75
C grade = 50-65
The failed grades for the Ordinary level are D, E, and U. In years when the performances are generally very poor for a particular subject, Chief Examiners after a serious deliberation may decide to go as low as taking 45 points as a pass under C grade but will however apply only for that particular subject. Note should be taken that it will apply only for that particular examination session. Thus it doesn’t guarantee that 45 % will be taken as a C grade pass in subsequent years.
Grades also have points as follows; A = 3 points, B = 2 points and C = 1 point. Since not more than 11 papers can be registered in the GCE Ordinary Level, the highest number of points a candidate can score is 33 (if the candidate scored A grades in all the subjects he or she registered). There are usually prizes given to such candidates from the Ministry and even from their various schools.
- GCE A Level and ATC Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, O, or F
Letter grades A, B, C, D, and E represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the E grade being the lowest. An F (fail) is not a passing grade and is not stated on the certificate
The Advanced level unlike the Ordinary level has 5 (five) passed grades; A, B, C, D, and E. This is done after the marks for Paper 1, 2, and 3 have been combined. It shows how both examinations vary. Marks for the A level are also graded on a 100. The marks for the grades are seen below;
A grade = 75-100
B grade = 70-75
C grade = 65-70
D grade = 60-65
E grade = 50-60
There is also a complimentary grade O to compensate candidates who almost scored a 50% for that particular subject (45-49%). This is to show that the candidate almost made it and the difference is a matter of few points. But the compensatory grade O is still a failed grade. Apart from O, there is F which is also a failed grade at the GCE Advanced Level. Just like what happens at the Ordinary levels, the marks for the last passing grade can be changed if the general results that year for that particular subject are very poor. Instead of 50 points, the Chief examiners for that subject after deliberation may decide to approve 45 points as an E grade pass. The mark for compensatory will be at 40 in such a situation.
NB: This exception can only be done if all or most of the candidates who took the examination did not perform well in that particular subject. Nevertheless, it will only apply for that particular year or session.
While the Ordinary level has 3 as the highest point, the Advanced level has up to 5 points. The points are given depending on the grade scored- A = 5 points, B = 4 points, C = 3 points, D = 2 points and E = 1 point. The highest number of papers a candidate can register in the Advanced level is 5, thus the highest point earned is 25.
Note: What we have below is still the results for the June 2023 session of the Cameroon GCE. The GCE Results 2023 Cameroon June shall be expected to be released between the 9th to 12th of August 2023.
HOW TRUSTWORTHY ARE THE Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L?
The compilation of the GCE results is a long and careful process such that it is almost impossible for mistakes to be made when it comes to coding, counting of marks, filing of marks, and grading. This is because many individuals go through a script in all the phases to double-check and ensure mistakes have not been committed.
At least 2 secretariat workers work on a park of scripts which comprises 20. One does the reading of the codes and the other does the writing. In the end, the work is checked by another pair of secretariat workers. During B-Checking, they also go through the mark sheets to ensure that the marks on the mark sheets correspond to what is given to each candidate and in case a mistake has been made, the room head takes it to the marking room for the examiner to correct it.
Even at the level of examiners, it is ensured that no mistakes have been made especially when it comes to counting marks.
Chief Examiners are responsible for double-checking (A-Checking) all the scripts and if everything is in order, they write their names in a given space and sign to indicate that they have validated the mark given to the candidate. In case of wrong marks, they correct it before it is sent to the secretariat for B-Checking (second counting).
Thus with the nature of the process, mistakes cannot be made like what some candidates say or believe when they receive failed results.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MARKED SCRIPTS?
Despite the fact that marking is done in different places and towns, the Mark sheets are taken back to the GCE Board in Buea, Molyko. That is where marks are entered into the system (input of marks) by software experts and computer literates who are both GCE Board workers and a few other recruited secretariat workers.
It should be noted that grading is done at the marking centers and not after the input of marks into the system. The marked scripts at this level are no longer needed so they are kept at the GCE Board save for a number of years for the sake of transparency and clarity.
Candidates who aren’t satisfied or sure about their grades can request for the script or scripts to be re-marked. The candidate pays a handsome amount of money for a single script to be remarked. For this reason, the marked scripts are always kept preciously in case need arises in the future.
THE RELEASE OF Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L IN ORDER OF MERITS TODAY 9TH AUGUST 2023
Analysis of the Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L by subjects and schools is done only after the input. The general percentages for both passed and failed are gotten from the data system. This is what determines if the general results are better or worse than the previous year.
When the General Certificate of Education results 2023 for both General and Technical sections are released, it is officially placed online on the GCE Board website.
The Ordinary level results and the Advanced level results for both General and Technical education are released separately according to center numbers (from the first center number to the last). Statistics for each school are also provided. It makes it easier for candidates to see their individual and school results. The different schools extract their Ordinary and Advanced Level General Results GCE 2023 O/L and A/L and make statistics of success and failure by subjects.
In the past due to the lack of advanced technology, the GCE results are read over the radio for a good number of days before being published in newspapers. It made things difficult for candidates who had to sit only beside the radio listening to hear their names.
The GCE Board also at one point resulted in selling the results to communication networks like MTN who requested a small token for the SMS sent by the candidate to get his or her results. There were a lot of complaints because what some candidates received through SMS from MTN and what they finally noticed on their results transcripts were different.