Mr Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe began his mission in the South west region where the head quarter of the Board is located. The minister met with stake holders in the sector at the mountain hotel in Buea in which each principal of the different secondary schools gave a comprehensive report on school effectiveness.
The Principal of Bilingual Grammar School, BGS Molyko, Hannah Mbua Etonde told the Minister that most students have not been coming to school, a majority preferred to stay at home and prepare for their exams while others have failed to show up for the ongoing Mock examinations.
The Minister was visibly satisfied with the turnout at Government Bilingual High School, GHS Bokwaongo where many students showed up for classes.
The Minister urged school principals to double efforts for a hitch free 2017 session of the GCE.
However ghost town welcome Mr Ngale Bibehe in Buea with several shops remaining permanently closed in Molyko, Mile 17 and other areas.
Hot Debate on Security
There was hot debate on the security of students during the examinations with school principals raising the worry. Some questions were too direct and uneasy for the minister to answer as he had to beckon from time to time on the governor to answer.
Bernard Okalia Bilai frown at the fact that traditional rulers in the region are fond of intimidating administrators with masquerades from secrete society groups but cannot use them to fight against insecurity prevailing in the region.
The Minister is awaited in the North West region.
GCE practical examinations will begin next Monday May 15, 2017 while the written part shall commence on June 5, 2017.