PART A; **pass rate statistics**

Ordinary level: sat exam = 81,675; passed = 37,380; pass rate = 45.77%

Advanced level: sat exam = 37,870; passed = 21,197; pass rate = 55.97%

This overall classification takes into account the following factors: 1) the number of students who **sat** the exam (2) the overall pass rate (3) the proportion of students who passed in 10 and 11 subjects at the Ordinary level (4) the proportion of students who passed in 4 and 5 subjects at the Advanced level (5) the proportion of students who scored at least 23 points at the Advanced level and the proportion who scored at least 27 points at the Ordinary level (6) the percentage of students who achieved an A grade in mathematics (7) the percentage of students who achieved an A grade in English language (8) the average number of A grades achieved by the whole school at the Ordinary Level (9) the average number of A grades achieved by the whole school at the Advanced Level if the school has a second cycle.

What do we mean by ‘**average**’? Example; if 350 candidates of school ‘P’ did the Ordinary level exam and altogether achieved 60 A grades, then the average number of A grade(s) per student is 60 divided by 350, which gives **0.171 A** grade per student. If 70 candidates of school ‘T’ did the Ordinary Level exam and altogether achieved 42 A grades, then the average number of A grade(s) per student is 42 divided by 70, which gives an average of **0.6 A** grade per student. Comparing school ‘P’ with school ‘T’ with respect to the overall quality of grades, school T did better than school P because its grade ‘A’ average was bigger.

1^{st} **SACRED HEART COLLEGE, MANKON, BAMENDA**

Anglophone Cameroon’s highest achieving school since the mid-eighties, Sacred Heart had an overall 100% pass rate at the Advanced Level (83/83) and 98.31% (122/124) at the Ordinary Level. **At the Advanced level**, it achieved a total of 109 A grades, giving an average of 1.31 A grades per student (1^{st} in Cameroon). Five students each had 5A grades at the Advanced level (highest in Cameroon): Anye Tamambang, Niba Che, Soking Kevin, Tiencheu Kameni and Yuhala Paterson.

2^{nd} **OUR LADY OF LOURDES SECONDARY SCHOOL, BAMENDA**

This school has been very consistent in having very good results at all levels. It achieved a 100% pass rate at both the Advanced level (80/80) and Ordinary level (99/99). **At the Advanced level**, Lourdes achieved a total of 41 A grades, giving an average of 0.51 A grade per student (3^{rd} in Cameroon). 48 students passed in 5 subjects and 27 passed in four. Best three students were Achelengwa Vanessa Mushie (5A), Moussi Yo-Laine Ines (4A,1C) and Glory Mafor Aza Mboh (2A,3B).

3^{rd} **SACRED HEART COLLEGE, DOUALA**

This school is following the footsteps of its namesake in Mankon, Bamenda. Although it follows the Anglophone system of education, about half the number of students are of Francophone origin. The school achieved a pass rate of 94.92% (56/59) at the **Advanced level** and 100% (70/70) at the Ordinary level. **At the Advanced level**, 13 students passed in 5 subjects and 21 passed in 4 subjects. The 59 Advanced level students achieved a total of 24 A grades, giving an average of 0,41 A grade per student (4^{th} in Cameroon). The best three students at the Advanced level were Tsingang Demnge (5A), Fabiola M. Kamanke (4A,1B) and Tchouda Sani Leticia (3A,1C).

At the **Ordinary level**, the school’s 70 students achieved a total of 170 A grades, giving an average of 2.5 A grades per student (3^{rd} in Cameroon). 32 students had an A grade in maths (45.7% of students, 2^{nd} in Cameroon) and 2 students had an A grade in English language. The school’s best three students were Tsingang Kamgaing R. (9A,2B), Ngaha Datchoua Geoffrey (8A,3B) and Nguepi Tania (7A,4B)

4^{th} **SAKER BAPTIST COLLEGE, LIMBE**

The girls of Saker Baptist College believe that their school is the best in the whole of Cameroon when you put together all aspects of school life and that they have the most colourful and vibrant ex-students (called Sakerettes) in the world. They cannot wait to join the glamour world of the Sakerettes after they leave school. The main Sakerettes website, called Saker Pride (www.sakerpride.com), is the most elaborate and glamorous ex-students’ website in the entire world. One can get hooked on this website for many hours before realising they’ve got other work to do.

The school had a 96% (96/100) pass rate at the Advanced level and 99.05% (104/105) at the Ordinary level.

5^{th} **PRESBYTERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL (PSS), BAMENDA **

This school had a pass rate of 99.05% 104/105) at the Advanced level and 99.16% (118/119) at the Ordinary level.

6^{th} **ST BENEDICT’S COLLEGE, MVOLYE, YAOUNDE **

If Sacred Heart College, Bamenda, is to be knocked off the top position in the schools’ performance league table in future, it is very likely that this would be the first school to do it. This catholic school was opened in September 2007 and its first batch has not yet done the Advanced level but its second batch did the Ordinary level this year. It is a pleasure to have a detailed look at this school’s results.

7^{th }**ST BEDES COLLEGE, ASHING**

St Bedes, a school that has been criticised for their dirty toilets and unclean water, has at least one thing that it can be proud of; the school’s exam results have been consistently good. **At the Advanced level**, the school had a 96.81% (91/94) pass rate with 30 students passing in five subjects and 22 in four subjects. There was a total of 23 A grades, giving an average of 0.24 A grade per student (12^{th} in Cameroon). Its three best students were Mullah C Fuh (5A), Koua Kemegne (4A,1B) and Marietta Akumbom (3A,2C).

8^{th} **ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE SASSE, BUEA**

Sasse College had a 100% pass rate at both the Advanced level (106/106) and the Ordinary level (94/94) for the third year in a row. **At the Advanced level**, its 106 students achieved a total of 26 A grades, giving an average of 0.24 A grade per student (11^{th} in Cameroon). 35 students passed in 5 subjects and 65 passed in four. The three best students were Alex Meli (3A,2B), Kenfack Tatienou (3A,1B,1C) and Mbu Taku Stephen (3A,1B,1D).

9^{th} **SEAT OF WISDOM, FONTEM**

This school is hardly talked about because of its size (small number of students) and geographical location even though it always does well in GCE examinations. It should be proud of its 100% pass rates at both the Advanced level (50/50) and Ordinary level (42/42). **At the Advanced level**, its 50 students achieved a total of 26 A grades, giving an average of 0.52 A grade per student (2^{nd} in Cameroon). 17 students passed in 5 subjects and 14 students passed in four. The school’s best three students at the Advanced level were Akem Aristide Tanyi-Jong (5A), Forcha Peter Oben-Akem (5A) and Atemkeng Alemajo Confidence (3A,2B).

10^{th} **GOVERNMENT BILINGUAL HIGH SCHOOL (GBHS), BAMENDA **

It is very difficult to distinguish between government schools in Cameroon. Performances in Ordinary level mathematics by most government schools are so bad that UNESCO should intervene, as the Cameroon government is doing nothing about it. It is a shame that in many government schools, not more than 6% of the students pass maths. Targets are not set and nobody is held accountable for the high rate of ‘U’ grades in Ordinary level mathematics by students of government schools.

The pass rate at the Ordinary level was 69.91% (388/555). The 555 students achieved a total of 248 A grades.

Mine did. We are no. 9

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Sasse comes in at 8th?…smh

Yep! N°9

y shld st.bedes be termed da way?for cryx out loud we all knw dt all skuls av defaults so y pick out onli dt of st.bedes wc to d best of ma knowledge aint true.

Lol. Really nice list. I hope it’s ok with you if I steal this post.

LESAN and proud! Best girl’s school in Cameroon IMO 🙂

am a proud SWESAN,despite the bad roads to skool

This is good. It will make others sit up.