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Preface to the Second Edition

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pp. vi-ix

It has been almost 15 years since the publication of the first edition of “The Cameroon GCE Crisis: A Test of Anglophone Solidarity.” Meanwhile, the . . .

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Preface to the First Edition

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pp. x-xi

The attempt by the Government of Cameroon to reform the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination in 1983 unleashed . . .

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Chapter One - Anglophone Students of the University of Yaoundé Petition against Introduction of a New Cameroon GCE Scheme for Anglophone Schools Nation-Wide

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pp. 1-48

On September 27, 1983, the Minister of National Education issued a circular restructuring the GCE at both the Ordinary and Advance . . .

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Chapter Two - The Birth and Struggles of TAC

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pp. 49-100

Jing Thomas Ayeh captures the inevitable defeat of Minister Robert Mbella Mbappe to the Teachers’ Association of Cameroon over . . .

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Chapter Three - The Church Played a Major Role

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pp. 101-137

As part of the civil society, the Church did not stay on the sidelines in the struggle to rescue the GCE. From the pulpits and in . . .

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Chapter Four - CAPTAC at the Forefront of the Struggle to Redeem the GCE

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pp. 138-176

On Tuesday September 14, 1993, the GCE examination answer sheets were taken captive, moved out of marking centres in Buea . . .

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Chapter Five - The Board Is Here But...

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pp. 177-225

Ours is such a government of fakes and intriguers that the public needs a heavy dose of vigilance to deal with it. The Anglophone . . .

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Chapter Six - The Day Our Baby Board Came: Accounts of a Victory

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pp. 226-267

Julius M. Wamey, who likened the installation of the first chairperson of the newly created GCE Board to the birth of a baby, described . . .

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Chapter Seven - Effective Marking of the GCE: No Easy Task

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pp. 268-297

Although TAC had promised to begin marking the GCE two days following the installation of the board chairperson, marking . . .

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Chapter Eight - Lessons from the GCE Affair

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pp. 298-312

Rodcod Gobata drew the following lessons from the GCE affair (Cameroon Post No. 190 November 17-24, 1993 p. 5): The French and . . .

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Chapter Nine - The Problem

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pp. 313-341

While the teachers’ strike was raging and paralyzing national life, the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Simon Achidi Achu, in . . .

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Chapter Ten - What can we learn from our former British education officers?

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pp. 342-363

In the situation which prevails in our country today in general, and in the extremely important field of our Schools in particular, it appears . . .

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