Hitch free FSLC written in Southwest

Amid insecurity characterised by abductions and gunfire exchanges that had cast dark clouds on the successful holding of end of year examinations in the Southwest Region in particular, the 2018 session of the First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC was written Monday June 12, hitchfree.
Following a visit to some accommodation centres in the Region, Benoit Ndong Soumhet, Secretary of state for Basic Education, stated that he was out to check and ensure that the exams were going on well. “We started in Tiko, Buea and Limbe and have visited 42 centres and we have ascertained that things are going on well in all the centres.” Ndong Soumhet added that it is the role or duty of the Government is to ensure that in spite of the insecurity in this part of the country, the examination exercise should move on without hindrance.
After visiting the centres, he said “The message I will reiterate to candidates is that which authorities of the land have always been saying since the start of the crisis; children must go to school for the a better Cameroon tomorrow and the parents must be aware of that because education is of utmost importance throughout the country in order for development to take place.”
The many threats here and there notwithstanding, he stated that throughout his working visit to centres, the exercise went on hitch free as they did not face any resistance of whatever from anybody.
In the Region however, 13,400 pupils were present for FSLC in 63 accommodation centres while for Certificat D’etudes Premier, 669 pupils took part in 17 Centres. Due to the upheavals which have heavily hit Muyuka, candidate from here were made to write from Buea.
By Relindise Ebune

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