Cameroon education: Minister Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa defends his record

Posted on 03/28/2022 at 3:40 p.m. by Arnaud Nicolas Mawel

The head of basic education (Minedub) last Friday took stock of his ministry’s activities between 2019 and 2022.

The sequence of movements beat who paralyzes training in the public sector since February 14, 2022 has shocked the behavior of the ministries and administrations involved. To respond urgently to teachers’ demands, the head of state and his government want to combine promises with action and transparency.

To this end, the Minister for basic training went to the presentation of Actions by President Paul Biya on March 21, 2022. Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa used the press briefing he held to take stock of his ministry’s activities since 2019.

At the infrastructural level, the Ministry of Basic Education has built 69 kindergarten blocks with 137 housing units Teacher2754 classrooms, 316 schools refurbished, 81,150 table-bench devices.

On the financial front, the minister tells us that the government has started issuing operating loans to schools every year, as well as providing the minimum package. The state grants subsidies to private institutions with the aim of improving the quality of education.

At the educational level, the Minedub has been working in an emergency situation given the health and safety crises that Cameroon has been going through for several years. His actions in this direction have helped build the resistance of the education system by introducing alternative educational pathways to ensure continuity of learning.

In addition, the minister pointed out that his ministry is taking measures to improve the living and working conditions of its employees. These include, among other things, granting special bonuses to teachers who work in schools in rural and border areas that are difficult to access; the granting of other unspecified grants to schools through success-based financing, the construction of ready-to-use apartments, etc.

Under surveillance, Professor Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa protects his ministerial department as well as his position. To this end, he highlights the actions taken since his appointment by President Paul Biya on January 4, 2019, the day after the October 7, 2018 presidential election.

However, when such works are made, they must be reinforced. Speaking of infrastructure: in some of the country’s villages, for example, students still do “school under the tree” by sitting on the ground. Others teach in classes using temporary materials. Additionally, public schools built decades ago are falling into disrepair due to lack of maintenance.

Leave a Comment