The recently commissioned, Minister of Secondary Education, Pauline Nalova Lyonga has assured members of the Senate of measures to ensure a hitch free school year.The Minister who took to the rostrum of the Senate for the first time since her appointment was taking part in the oral question and answer session before members of the upper house of parliament.Measures taken to raise the low success rate and attendance rate in schools compared to last year.The Minister of Secondary Education told the Senators that measures have been taken to ensure the security of schools and learners especially in the North West and South West regions.She added that school attendance rate in the two regions have significantly increased. Teachers and schools officials are at the different schools educating children since that start of the school year without any major hitches.With regards to the performance of students during end of year examinations especially the General Certificate of Examination, GCE ordinary and advanced levels that witnessed a significant drop last year, the Education Minister noted that catch up classes have been organised especially for students in examination classes.Pauline Nalova Lyonga also announced the possibility of extending the deadline for the registration of candidates for official examinations to enable learners to catch up. The address at the Senate comes two months to the start of official examinations scheduled to begin in May throughout Cameroon.Elvis Teke