On the first day of the written examinations of the baccalaureate of general education, the sub-center of the Bamendakwe bilingual high school, located at Up Station in Bamenda, reveals a sign of rigor. According to our sources present at the time of the events, the director of the Office du baccalaureate du Cameroun, Zacharie Mbatsogo, ordered the expulsion of two candidates.
A decision justified by the fact that the two unfortunate candidates were not enrolled in any school in the northwest, according to the mission’s representative, Essomba Fouda. Initially, they were admitted to the exam hall. It was necessary to carry out a thorough check to be aware of their act. Candidates whose identity was not revealed were taken to a police unit.
This subcentre of Bamendakwe received candidates from four of the seven divisions of the Northwest, namely Mezam, Momo, Menchum and Boyo. Out of 605 candidates expected, 39 did not respond to the call.
At the Ndop bilingual high school, two absentees were registered out of the 607 candidates announced. This sub-center brings together candidates from three divisions: Bui, Donga-Mantung and Ngo-Ketunjia. “We faced philosophy and computer. At this level of the exam, the questions are affordable. Especially in philosophy, we studied the three subjects proposed, “acknowledges a candidate in Bamenda.
Despite numerous threats from the initiators of the “Ghost Towns“, several candidates have taken the way of the examination halls in the Northwest. The participation rate was close to 99% in physical education and sports events a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, this examination takes place in an unusual security context, with police officers who have almost taken up residence in the corridors.