Africa > Central Africa > Cameroon > The Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP)

Cameroon: The Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP)

2012/12/09

The Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) is bracing up in the 2013-2015 programme budget to undertake a FCFA 2.225 billion programme to modernise and professionalise classical faculties in National universities across the country. The programme, according to Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo, consists in enhancing faculty equipment and infrastructure.

In a press declaration after defending the budget on Sunday December 2, the MINSEP boss said another programme that his ministry holds in high esteem for the programme budget is the development of the technological and professional component of higher education. The FCFA 12.247 billion programme, he said, will comprise of enhancing the medical and teaching fields, enhancing technological establishments, developing professional establishments of the tertiary sector, agronomic field and cultural and touristic industries. The programme as well consists in improving female role in technological and professional higher education inclunding coordination of the management unit of the technological and professional component of higher education.

Focus will equally be on the structuring, improvement and valorisation of university research and innovation and the internationalisation of the country's higher education. This will be in the form of structuring and valorising university research, the development of university excellence poles, university cooperation, development of partnerships and planning. Improving the governance system of higher education through supervision, coordination, monitoring, follow-up and evaluation of MINESUP activities, fostering university dialogue and solidarity, university welfare and guidance inclunding developing human, financial and material resources are as well in the pipeline. Of the FCFA 223.667 billion triennial budget, 2013 is expected to consume, FCFA 48.2 billion with FCFA16 billion destined for investment while FCFA 32.2 billion will go for an optimal functioning of the ministry.

Related Articles
  • Cameroonian doctor uses online platform to educate people on health matters

    2017/01/09 Dr. Sea gives health advice online, as a way to counter infrastructure bottlenecks in the country where access to doctors and remains a challenge. Dr. Sea specialises in internal medicine and cardiology and uses short videos to offer data and advice on how people can prevent and manage diseases inclunding receive treatment. The doctor who practices in Germany posts her videos on YouTube to enable ordinary people use the platform to follow her talks on computers and cell phones.Dr Suzan Enjema Aweh popularly known as Dr Sea gives health advice on YouTube and other online platforms, mostly in Pidgin English, reaching a large population of people without access to affordable healthcare in Cameroon and across the region.
  • Higher earning Why a university degree is worth more in some countries than others

    2016/12/11 A university education may expand your mind. It will as well fatten your wallet. Data from the OECD, a club of rich nations, show that graduates can expect far better lifetime earnings than those without a degree. The size of this premium varies. It is greatest in Ireland, which has a high GDP per chief and rising inequality. Since 2000 the unemployment rate for under-35s has swelled to 8% for those with degrees – but to additional than 20% for those without, and nearly 40% for secondary school drop-outs. The country’s wealth presently goes disproportionately to workers with letters next their names.
  • Data can fuel Africa's economic growth

    2016/11/30 Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and one of the majority promising regions for international investment . This increase could be accelerated by addressing a fixable problem: lack of good data. Reliable, accessible data plays a critical role in any economy. Investors require data before making decisions, and the additional complete and up-to-date the data, the better their willingness to invest. Data as well helps public officials make sound decisions that promote increase and innovation, and enables citizens to hold government and business accountable.
  • Pan African University Council Convenes in Second Ordinary Session

    2016/11/11 The Pan African University Council has concluded its Second Ordinary Session at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Council is the highest governing body of the PAU, an African Union flagship programme established to address quality, relevance and excellence in accordance with the Aspiration 1 of Schedule 2063. The conference deliberated on a inventory of significant policy questions bordering on the implementation of a full-fledged university structure and network, inclunding budgetary, financial and administrative issues.
  • Africans View China’s Presence on the Continent as Positive

    2016/11/04 The majority of Africans are in favor of Chinese development on the continent, according to a new statement titled “China’s Growing Presence in Africa Wins Largely Positive Popular Reviews” by the Afrobarometer Research Network. “Almost two-thirds or 63 % of Africans say China’s influence in the continent is “somewhat” or “very” positive, while only 15 % see it as somewhat or very negative,” the statement states. Trade between Africa and China has increased from $10 billion in 2000 to $220 billion in 2014. In 2000, China established the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation to drive its strategic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Since again, the communist country has been the go-to world economic resource for African nations in need of products and services ranging from infrastructure and telecommunication development, to food outlets, retail shops, and textiles.