Cameroon’s ministry of Higher Education will run on a 73 Billion, 465 Million FCFA budget for the 2023 fiscal year. The figure was defended at the National Assembly by Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo who outlined a series of activities programmed for the said sum.
All these, he told reporters, is to ensure private and public universities remain performant and at par with their peers globally: “… public and private universities of our dear beloved country, Cameroon must be very performant. The quality must be very important,” he said.
In addition to this, the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP), he noted, is scheming to double down on professionalization and digitalisation of teaching. “It is very important for us to professionalise our teaching because if teaching is not professionalised we are doing a very bad job. This is university so it is very important to give students the conditions for professionalization and digitalisation,” he added.
These, to him, will in the long run improve on employability of students after graduating from school. Government’s target, he said, is to ensure 100% employability. “Our goal is that all the graduates shall have a job. All. Now, it is not the case but we hope that maybe in two three four five years we can reach this goal.”
The sum he went on, is necessary too to ensure the three newly created state universities (Universities of Ebolowa, Bertoua and Garoua) get the best infrastructure they can to facilitate the learning process.
MINESUP it should be recalled, ran on a budget of 63.9 Billion FCFA in 2022.