The Distance Education Centre set up by the Ministry of Secondary Education under the leadership of the Minister of Secondary Education, Professor Nalova Lyonga, to preserve the right of each Cameroonian child to quality education everywhere and all the time was recently a highlight at a training session held in this Center. This information and discussion session took place between the Education, Vocational Training and Youth Commission of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC).
Minister Lyonga escorted the honorable members of Parliament to visit the Distance Education Center before the proper start of the round table discussion. The Minister showcased the different facilities of this center and explained its creation which sprouted from the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She acknowledged the assistance of various partners as well as the mobilization of the Government at the behest of the Head of State in its creation to ensure that Cameroon’s educational system does not suffer from this pandemic.
Impressed and overwhelmed by the innovation the educational system has experienced through this center, the members of Parliament congratulated the Minister and her collaborators on how well they have succeeded in managing the facility with the limited funds allocated to the Ministry of Secondary Education.
After haven experienced first-hand the activities carried out by MINESEC, the members of Parliament unanimously agreed that the budget allocated to the Ministry of Secondary Education deserved an increment to facilitate their activities especially the Distance Education Center.
At press time, Hon. NJUME Peter had this to say: “We cannot rely on UNESCO all the time for financial help. It is true that during the past years, we were talking of financial constrains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the hosting of AFCON. I think that this time around, the government should be able to know that education is primordial for an emergent country like Cameroon, so they have to improve or step up the budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Secondary Education.”
Drusilla Mbah E.