The official statistics published by the Director of the Office of the Baccalaureate of Cameroon (OBC), Etienne Roger Minkoulou, showed that out of the 117,007 candidates who took the exam of the 2020 session of the baccalaureate, 55,248 passed. This makes a pass rate of 47.22%, against 60.50% in the 2019 session.
The Anglophone regions delivered good results despite the ongoing crisis. Out of 103 candidates in the Northwest, 61 succeeded. That is a success rate of 59.22%, compared to 66.86% last year. The southwest, the other region affected by the crisis, recorded 153 successful candidates out of 299.
The Far North, which since 2013 is experiencing attacks by the terrorist sect Boko Haram, presented 12,377 candidates and 3,443 succeeded.
The center presented 37,992 candidates and 18,874 passed. Only four regions achieved a success rate above 50%, whereas last year only the Far North and Northern regions did not achieve this rate.
This general underperformance could also be linked to the Covid-19 pandemic which disrupted the academic year.