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Cameroon:Govt reassures merit to prevail in recruitment of 3000 teachers

The Minister of Basic Education, Professor Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa has stressed the second phase of the recruitment of 3000 primary school teachers will be very transparent given the competitive nature of the process.

During a press conference in Yaounde on Friday, May 7, the Minister of Basic Education threw more light on the process which had to be carried out last year but was pushed further due to technical details.

According to the Minister, the exams were written across the ten regions of Cameroon after due procedure. After the job announcement, candidates sent in their files and a list of “needy” primary schools well established before the exams were written. The Minister added that candidates sat in for the exams indicating which school they wanted to be posted to in case they were successful.

Given the number of candidates who sat in for the exams, the Minister said a mechanism has been put in place to ensure total transparency by codifying all the scripts and detaching them from the name sheets. The various delegations proceeded to mark the scripts and the ranking done using the codes, he said.

All eyes are now set for the next phase which constitutes the summoning of the national jury by the Prime Minister, Head of Government to sit and deliberate on the results before the final results are released.

It should be noted the recruitment exercise is part of an agreement that was signed in 2019 by the World Bank and the government of Cameroon for the recruitment of 18,000 primary and secondary school teachers over a six-year period.

Published on 10.02.2021

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