Yaounde, Cameroon Africa. (Cameroon News) – The government of Cameroon has published the list of pre-selected candidates to be recruited into the public service in the Ministries of High Education and Scientific Research and Innovation.
The Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s Office, Jules Doret Ndongo, chairperson of the Coordination and Supervision Commission for the recruitment of 25, 000 young certificate holders into the public service issued a release on August 1, 2011 in which 1013 candidates have been pre-selected for recruitment in the Ministry of Higher Education and 170 in the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation.
The candidates for Higher Education, Mr Ndongo explained in the release, are in compliance with the needs expressed by the State universities. The files of pre-selected candidates, he said, will still be screened by the recruitment commissions in the two ministries before a final list is published.
The recruitment process in the Ministry of Higher Education has to be completed by September 15, 2011 when successfully candidates will to sign their contracts.
President Paul Biya of Cameroon in an address to the youths on February 10, 2011 on the eve of the 45th edition of the National Youth Day celebration, announced the special recruitment of 25,000 young certificate holders into the country’s public service in the 2011 financial year.
He instructed the Prime Minister to implement the decision .Prime Minister Philemon Yang created the Coordination and Supervision Commission to oversee the recruitment exercise and appointed the Secretary General at the Prime Minister’s Office as its chairperson and also created a Technical Committee with the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform as chairperson to carry out the recruitment exercise.
The Commission received more than 300,000 application files by the end of June 2011 when the first phase of the exercise ended.
Following the initial programme, the final lists of successful candidates had to be published in June for them to resume duties immediately.
The Prime Minister, however, instructed that the recruitment period be extended to December 31, 2011 for files to be properly screened.
The Technical Committee disclosed in June 2011 the detection of 3,253 cases of candidates who were more than the age limit and those who deposited many application files.
The General Delegation for National Security also detected 7,408 candidates who had changed their ages and had double identity.
Over 280 fake certificates were equally discovered by June ending.