Cameroon mulls job-oriented reform in higher education

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-23 00:33:16|Editor: yan
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YAOUNDE, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Ministry of Higher Education on Tuesday revealed its ambition to reform the sector in a bid to fight unemployment in the country.

The government wants to "radically transform" the higher education system to make it more job-oriented, Wilfred Gabsa Nyongbet, Secretary General of Cameroon's Ministry of Higher Education, told reporters.

With the new reform, "the fact that someone does history, literature or political sciences does not mean there is no option for that person to become professional," Nyongbet said.

The government was particularly keen on promoting the new information and communication technology, he said, stressing that digital development centers will be opened in the eight state universities of the country.

"Each state university will receive one center each, and the construction process is almost complete in some universities" Nyongbet added.

The government hopes that the new reform will provide quality education for university students who will become job creators, according to Nyongbet.

Higher education learning institutions in Cameroon will begin the new academic year in November.