Rumors suggest that students who have to take the mock baccalaureate (GCE) in the Anglophone part of Cameroon are required to pay XAF3,500 before taking part in the exam. Well that’s not true.
Nalova Lyonga, the Minister of Secondary Education (Minesec), issued a denial on 20 December, 2019. The official then informed the national educational community and in particular school heads, students, and parents of students that she “never authorized the collection of a sum of 3,500 FCFA per candidate for the organization of the GCE for the school year 2019/2020.”
Consequently, she orders schools that are already taking the money from students to stop the operation, with immediate effect. She used the occasion to warn education players about such practices.