The students were given didactic materials from the Douala II Sub-Divisional Council in an award function organized in synergy with the newspaper distribution company, Messapresse. Besides the 3,000 pupils and 200 students selected from various schools, around thousand other pupils and students were also provided with text books considering their “extremely poor” family backgrounds. During the occasion arranged at the Douala II Multipurpose Centre on Thursday, June 16, the SDO of Wouri, Bernard Okalia Bilai, Mayor Denise Fampou during the inaugural address emphasized that the award ceremony for excellence among school children was based on the objective o the government to foster academic progress and encourage positive competition. He said that the award must be a motivation to all students and those who were not able to get them this year should make sure that they work harder and try for it in the years to come.
He also said that the award did not mean that excellence had been achieved but that they had just made the first stride and in academics there were always more heights to get to. Bright school children were selected on the basis on their overall performance during the entire school year that just finished. Each of the awardees were given text and exercise books, pens and other didactic materials.
“Our vision is to encourage youth development, and we make it our primary concern, to enhance optimal school performance for the future. This approach will enable us, without doubt, to find strategies to support continued success for the pupils to remain at the top level of their academic knowledge….For education is a strategy for social and human progress. And I will not cease to exercise my commitment to advocate the principle behind every effort that relies on discipline and seriousness at work,” said Mayor Denise Fampou.
The fourth edition of “Promotion Le Bouc’h” ceremony, which finished off with the Council’s Academic Excellence Day, June 16, was also attended by the DO of Douala II Sub-Division, teachers, Messapresse officials, and quarter heads.Pin It