Akoko was defending the Board against accusations of bad faith from publishers of local newspapers who bought the soft copies of the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels from the Board and suffered severe loss because most of the candidates read their results on the Internet.
"We explained this to the publishers. We will ensure that this does not repeat itself," he assured the press. The Registrar said he was in Bamenda to sensitise invigilators, Superintendents and Chiefs of Centres on the necessity to conduct the exams with fairness to ensure that all candidates write under the same conditions. The Deputy Registrar said if his institution wanted to publish the results on the Internet, it would have used its own website. Akoko blamed the men for revealing the results online because it could help ill-intended individuals to tamper with them.
The Board said in future it would incorporate a copy of the student's photograph in the examination certificate. This would ensure security of examinations and stop the sale of stolen certificates.
He also described as false information that journalists were barred from GCE marking centres. Journalists, he said, are free to visit the marking centres but they can't be allowed into the examination rooms because they would distract candidates.
"They are free to meet the authorities in charge and ask questions on the conduct of the exams," he said.