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  Cameroon s Ministry of Higher Education on Tuesday revealed its ambition to reform the sector in a bid to fight unemployment in the country Wilfred Nyongbet the Secretary General of Cameroon s Ministry of Higher Education who made this known said it was the government s plan to radically transform the higher education system to make it more job oriented With the new reform the fact that someone does history literature or political sciences does not mean there is no option for that person to become professional Nyongbet said He said that the government was particularly keen on promoting the new information and communication technology stressing that digital development centres would be opened in the eight state universities of the country Each state university will receive one centre each and the construction process is almost complete in some universities Nyongbet added According to Nyongbet the government hopes that the new reform will provide quality education for university students who are expected to become job creators Tertiary institutions in Cameroon are expected to begin the new academic year in November Xinhua NAN FAT YEE Edited by Fatima Sule
Cameroon mulls job-oriented reform in higher education

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Cameroon’s Ministry of Higher Education on Tuesday revealed its ambition to reform the sector in a bid to fight unemployment in the country.

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Wilfred Nyongbet, the Secretary General of Cameroon’s Ministry of Higher Education, who made this known, said it was the government’s plan to “radically transform” the higher education system to make it more job-oriented.

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With the new reform, “the fact that someone does history, literature or political sciences does not mean there is no option for that person to become professional,” Nyongbet said.

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He said that the government was particularly keen on promoting the new information and communication technology, stressing that digital development centres would be opened in the eight state universities of the country.

“Each state university will receive one centre each, and the construction process is almost complete in some universities,” Nyongbet added.

According to Nyongbet, the government hopes that the new reform will provide quality education for university students, who are expected to become job creators.

Tertiary institutions in Cameroon are expected to begin the new academic year in November. (Xinhua/NAN)


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