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Cameroon: ICT Universty offers scholarships to victims of Kumba school massacre, blind

The ICT University has offered scholarships to some family members of the school children who were killed at the Mother Francisca International Bilingual School in Kumba.

The beneficiaries were part of the over 100 students who were at the ceremonial ground of the ICT University today in Yaounde for the Matriculation ceremony held at the Messassi campus.

According to the Founder of the institution Professor Victor Mbarika, the gesture is aimed at encouraging family members to pursue their dream of quality education as a means to wipe off the trauma of seeing their loved ones paying the price for going to school.

The Kumba killings had drawn widesapread criticisms online but Professor Mbarika said the ICT University wanted to go beyond mere condemnations and take concrete actions to ensure the education of persons living in the crisis regions is guaranteed.

The ICT University equally extended its largesse by offering scholarships to virtually impaired students of the Centre for the Rehabiltation of the Blind, CJARC.

All these beneficiaries will be part of the institution that is presenting a modernised and up-to-date curriculum this academic year with the introduction of in French to meet up with its goal to train young and bilingual Cameroonians who are able to fit into society.

Welcoming the students into the institution, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Emmanuel Anya challenged them to be assiduous and ensure they take advantage of all the resources put at their disposal by the school in order to come out in flying colours.


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