Questioned on a television set last weekend, the Minister of Higher Education stammered a response and preferred to speak of national unity.
Jacques Fame Ndongo was on Canal 2 International devoted to the analysis of the speech of end of year of the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, last Saturday. And as might be expected, the issue of the 500,000 computers promised by the Head of State to students in his speech on February 10, 2016 resurfaced.
Jacques Fame Ndongo found his beak in the water and did not linger there. He preferred to talk about national unity. “Currently these computers are being manufactured in China …“, he said adding that according to the release the donation is planned for the academic year 2016-2017.
It is on July 27, 2016 in Yaounde that Jacques Fame Ndongo signed with the Chinese company Sichuan Telecom Construction Engeneering Co. Ltd, an agreement called e-national higher education, intended to generalize the use of ICT by Cameroonian students , As part of the “Special Youth Plan” prescribed by Paul Biya.
On the occasion, Jacques Fame Ndongo explained that through this program, Paul Biya decided to implement the project “one student a computer” by granting a free laptop to each student enrolled in a public or private university in Cameroon.
“This is a presidential and ad hoc operation whose objective is to provide 500,000 Cameroonian students with the appropriate computer tools to link them to the digital university economy,” said the Minister of Higher Education. Indeed, this component of “donations of computers” concerns only the academic year 2016-2017.
Via Otric NGON in CIN