The National Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Front has challenged the Minister of Secondary Education over the decision of the GCE Board banning some three examiners for inviting colleagues for lunch at the SDF National Chairman during the marking of the 2014 examinations in Bamenda. The matter is slowly but surely turning into a political game with members of the public calling on the Prime Minister and Head of Government to intervene.
A statement from the GCE Board observes that their involvement in "grave unauthorised invitations to examiners for a meal at the SDF Chairman's residence", constitute a malpractice which deserves sanctions. The SDF National Chairman, Ni John Fru Ndi, regrets the GCE ban in what he believes was a harmless and apolitical choice to annually share in a "thank you meal" with GCE examiners. Fru Ndi appears at a loss why government Ministers and other civil servants regularly dine at his residence and the GCE Board thinks others wise. Fru Ndi maintains that he does not consider it sinful to appreciate teachers across the board over a meal during which no political messages feature.
Muluh Gideon, Werewum Maurice and Bangu Thaddeus acknowledge that they were banned from GCE Board activities for three years. Werewum Maurice, Assistant GCE Examiner for Physics hinted that "No GCE Code of Conduct was broken in extending invitations to examiners who are full blown adults and not subject to control after 5 p.m during the marking exercise." He acknowledged that the trio examiners involved are front benchers of the SDF Party. Werewum Maurice is the SDF District Chairman for Batibo. Muluh Gideon of GTHS Ndop is the Assistant GCE Examiner for English language and North West Secretary General of the SDF while Bangu Thaddeus from GHS Santa is the GCE A/L Examiner and SDF, District Treasurer in Batibo.