Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cameroon GCE Results 2008

I got up from bed today and the radio was sounding

"...the 2008 Cameroon GCE results will be out today. And

the results would/should not be published on the Internet. The results will not be sold in booklets

and to the public only the press and radio will have the rights to buy and publish the

results....The results were posted on the Internet in 2006 to exploit money from the students...".

I am so concerned because, in 2006, we created passgce.com[which is now offline] to host the results on the Internet and the main reason for the website was to sensitize Cameroonian youths on the importance of Information Technology, Computers and the Internet. We bought the results from the GCE board at 220,000FCFA to publish it for free access on the Internet mainly because of the sensitization and future benefits for Cameroonian people and our business.

If the results are posted on the Internet, form five and upper sixth students will be pushed to learn about using computers and the Internet. Because they will like to know how to get their results online. It might be affecting sales of news papers (press issues), but that one can be resolved by partnering with the news papers and not stopping Internet publication. More to that every student can be asked an extra fee of about 100FCFA for their results access online. which means the results will sell more than the press can ever sell their papers ( more revenue for the GCE Board ).

I cant imagine the number of students who would have learned how to use the computer ever since 2006. Usman Mbella, a lower sixth student at Inter Comprehensive High School, Great Soppo, Buea, who became a loyal user of passgce.com talks to me online almost everyday. He keeps asking me to do something about publishing the results online, because their cybercafe revenue increased when the GCE results were published online. Which means the publication of the results online could mean more revenue to the Board and more revenue for cyber cafe owners all over the republic, going a long way to improve their living standards. Most of Mbella's classmates were always asking him to teach them how to use passgce.com so they could know how to get their results when next they are released . The GCE results can greatly increase Internet usage in Cameroon. Nigeria is posting results online and most African countries, but in Cameroon I wonder why its illegal.

Anyway there are some disadvantages having the GCE results on the Internet:

- Errors caused by the programming logic, which might make someone fail while the person made it

- Security: someone might hack into the system and change their results

But these disadvantages don't weigh more than the advancement it will bring to the Cameroonian people in the nearest future.

I personally know that the GCE Results publication on the Internet can employ at least 5 Cameroonian youths which will increase their standards of living and keep them away from scamming or falling bush via [www.bushfalling.com].

What do you think about this our current situation, to me I have no conclusions and I will keep working hard everyday to make the average Cameroonian (student, business man, etc) learn how to use the computer and Internet to make clean money with technology because with no opportunities like this, all they do is fall bush or fall scamming. To see how we have been helping follow this link " AfroVisioN Group's One Website for every Cameroonian at 50,000FCFA per year "

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I support your ideas 100%. Cameroon should also try to do banking online.

larry Youmsi said...

I absolutely share your point of view! we apparently hv a commom point of view on a certain number of issues! i'd like to get in touch with you.

mambenanje said...

Thanks for the comments and larry am happy we have the same ideas. you can get to me via mambenanje@afrovisiongroup.com
I will be waiting

Anonymous said...

i also buy the idea of study banking online and how can we do that cos i really want to do it

we should try to publish the result quickly we can die
thanks

Nino said...

I'll translate it into French, and publish it on 20mai.net, if u agree with...

Akaba Ajitum James said...

Great idea - fight on and someday, it shall be a reality

Etum said...

La Sécurité est effectivement un probleme mais ce dernier peut etre resolu. Le risque de piratage ne doit pas etre un frein à la publication des résultats en ligne.
Il faut peut etre se rapprocher de l'Office du BAC pour publié ces résultats, surtout que ceux du BTS le sont en ligne.

STANLEY said...

Yea Mambe, i agree with you about the idea of sensitizing the public. But what those people fail to understand is that, computers don't actually fail as they think. Programming errors only occur when they are developed by bad programmers. And uploading results doesn't mean that you have to program. You can type the results and convert everything to a PDF file and upload to their site. These will prevent anyone from modifying the file, hence the results will be safe. I beg, you should try and tell them that. Also, in order for people not to download the file and work on it, they can PRINT LOCK,and even disable editing on the document making it difficult for people to manipulate them.

STANLEY said...

In fact, if they don't know what to do, let them ask the experts.

I am an electrical electronic engineer and i know my knowledge of computing is not poor. All over the world, results are published online, and in Nigeria, all JAM registration and results checking are don online. What u need is to buy a CARD in order to have an acess code to login to the site and check your results, print them out and everything is confidential. So i suggest the GCE board administration should consult the experts. Seek for their advice and they will make the hell out of money from this business. Those who want to embezzle will have the opportunity to do so.

mambenanje said...

nino, tu peux traduire et publie sur 20mai pas de problems ;)
Etum, Akaba,
I am happy with your comments, and I wish the authorities will read this and take a second thought.
Stanley
you are right but those are the things the Board told me in 2006 and I tried my best to tell just what you wrote yet they didn't believe me. So I had to apologize and move on knowing that I tried. Well I hope they read this and consider it next year

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm CHI DIVINE,
I had waited endlessly for the results to be released until this morning when i recieved a call from a friend who said i had made it successfulywith............

kenedy said...

Cameroon my belove country have been going backwards ever since we had this regime in place. When other nations are moving forward the "money for my pocket" syndrome practiced by members of the regime in what ever capacity keep dragging the country. The whole world is into ICT (information communication and technology) in all aspects. GCE results on the net as well would have been the best option for those who have access.

stanis said...

I absolutely agree with u kenedy.why should anonymous and the others agree on the fact that the result should not be published online we are not more in the early ninties this is 2008 hoo!!!

Anonymous said...

all the small talk without the results postting online makes me fill sorry 4 my beloved fatherland. techno was here!

master said...

GCE Board, Wake up!

It sucks to know that you are unable to embrace this tool for easy and timely release of useful information

STANLEY said...

Hello Divine, i beg you are drifting from what we are talking about here. Congratulations you passed, but what we are talking here is "How do we make it possible for your results and the subsequent ones to be online?"

Anonymous said...

i love your idea an i will like to get in touch with u at my emial nikitabah@hayoo.com

Anonymous said...

i don't and will never support this idea. The world now is becoming a global village in terms of information technology. I am based in U.S.A and i want to know the results of my friends back home but i can't. Why can't u even post it over the internet after like one week when all the student have know their results

mambenanje said...

hey @last poster
what idea dont you support ? the fact that the GCE Board is refusing to post results online or the fact that I am trying to push out the advantages of publishing the results online ?

Anonymous said...

mambenanje
My dear. i meani don't support the idea of not publishing the results online and it wasn't directed to u.

mambenanje said...

ooh thanks for the clearification and thanks for helping me in this digital fight

Anonymous said...

It will all come to work one day! That is if yall stop the TALKING and start with the ACTION part of it. I will be glad to help.

mambenanje said...

well we are talking today because we acted yesterday but the environment didnt permit us continue with the actions.

Anonymous said...

AWIL I AM IN FRANCE AND I WISH TO KNOW THE RESULTS OF 2008 GCE;SEND TO
awilabdoulaye@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

when will the GCE 2009 session result be published?? my addres is laspirit90@aol.com i'm a candidate and will like to see the results before some of my friends

ay said...

that wsa sth we greatly admired cos i wsa able to inform my cousin in Germany, agbor sharon batey who had 10 paper.
this wsa not only the case for we were able to incrase our use of computer and know the results of our old friends which we never knew their schools.with www.passgce.com, which had morden technology, we were able to their points and everthing which is able to be found in our ordinary newspaper.Churchill bravo
ayukoben ayamba, 0023774472309