Cameroon Education: 700,000 Certificat d’Etudes Primaires, First School Leaving Certificate and the Teacher’s Grade I certificate handed over today by the Minister of Basic Education Youssouf Hadidja Alim

Cameroon Education: 700,000 Certificat d’Etudes Primaires, First...

 

700,000 certificates have been handed over to laureates of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 official examinations. The certificates which range from the Certificat d’Etudes Primaires, First School Leaving Certificate and the Teacher’s Grade I certificate were handed over today by the Minister of Basic Education Youssouf Hadidja Alim.

The delivery of the over 700,000 diplomas by the Minister of Basic Education Youssouf Hadidja Alim to young Cameroonians is coming after 24 years. The certificates include the said 600,000 certificates for the Francophone sub-system, 141,000 First School Leaving Certificates and over 28,000 Teacher Grade I Certificates. These are from the 2009 session to the 2011.

As to how authentic and secure these certificates are, the Deputy Managing Director of the printing company explains.

The security is about on the diploma itself and also by database where all the young people are inscribed. So it’s impossible to forge the diplomas with this security. We employed all the modern security for these diplomas so it is not possible today.

One of the laureates, Taka Aaron Anyam completed teacher training since 2009, he is overwhelmed with his diploma and compares it to a progress report card.

It is like I collected my report card today which is on my hand. So I’m actually very happy four years down memory lane that I have been teaching without a report card as I can say. So I’m more than the word happy.

The ceremony to deliver certificates after 24 years is proof of government’s resolve to maintain continuity for regular delivery of authentic and secure certificates at the end of every examination session by the regional delegations in the country.

One thousand seven hundred and sixteen graduates of the Advanced Teachers Training College (ENS) Yaoundé have just received their end of course certificates. The diploma awarding ceremony was chaired by the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo.

It all started with the singing of the national anthem by the members of the choir of the Higher Teachers Training College (ENS), quickly followed, a presentation of the 51st batch of graduating students by the director of the college Nicolas Gabriel Andjiga. It’s a special batch he says given that it came 50 years since the creation of the school and at a time when teaching methods were being modernized.

We have a world with more computer and then the teachers have to – they have to adapt their teaching methods to these new systems, new environment.

Then came a musical interlude, after which followed a reflection on the theme The Teacher Learner of History Objective and Stakes. This was done by the head of History Department Prof. Salvador Eyezo’o who pointed out that history, apart from being the learning of our past and present, also plays an important role in unifying people and providing them of an identity and a sense of direction.

And when the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo took the floor, the ovation was impressive.

He congratulated the teachers but reminded them that their skills were needed most in the remotest of areas where children of 13 and 14 are ever yearning for knowledge and would satisfy…

Very happy. It wasn’t easy. So hard work, as you can see I was at 7th position.

But anxious thoughts.

Two long years as trainer years and of course we need to rejoice over the…

There’s a bit of anxiety when it comes to what is ahead, where people are going to posted and a place is going to rural at time at a remote places as the Minister of Higher Education was saying.

The teachers and their families immortalized to what they called a lifetime achievement.

 

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Cameroon education – school students of Cameroon government schools in their uniform

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