The 2023-2024 school year is well on course in MINESEC
This is following the assessment visit to some schools in the Mfoundi Division, on Monday 4th September 2023.
The 2023-2024 school year officially kicked off in Cameroon on Monday, 4th September 2023. It is to ascertain the effective resumption of classes that top officials in the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) undertook an appraisal visit to five schools in Yaounde. Boniface Bayaola, Secretary of State in MINESEC in charge or Teacher’s Training, led the delegation composed, among others, of Prof Fabien Nkot, Secretary-General, Akat Fidelis Etta, Inspector General of Services, Jean-Paul Marcelin Mebara, Inspector General of Education.
College Jean-Tabi, Government Bilingual Teacher’s Training College Nlongkak, Government Bilingual Technical High School Nkolbisson, Government High School Biyem-assi and Government Bilingual Technical and Commercial High School Yaounde were the five schools visited.
In line with the Ministry’s commitment to intensify the digitalisation of teaching practices, MINESEC officials inspected the computer laboratories in these schools. They inquired about the quantity and state of computers while insisting on the availability of permanent Internet connection. The turnout was equally another area of interest which was satisfied by most schools apart from Government Bilingual Teacher’s Training College Nlongkak where the students’ attendance was less satisfactory.
In the various Technical High Schools visited, Boniface Bayaola checked if workshops and their respective appliances were ready and fit to welcome learners.
At GBTHS Nkolbisson, the ministerial delegation inspected workshops for Woodwork, Automobile Mechanics, and observed a digitalised lesson in Electrical Engineering. At GBTCHS Yaounde, only the workshop for Clothing Industry was checked.
With its neat green spaces and a turnout of about 4,000 students on this very first day of school, GHS Biyem-assi provided the best example of effective class resumption. All of which enchanted the Secretary of State who spent not less than 15 minutes listening to Donovan Mbougnia Kuete, a science teacher, as he was presenting the course outlines and sharing tips for success to Terminale D students.
At the end of the tour, the Secretary of State commended the quality human resources and infrastructure available in the various schools. He wished full success to both students and teachers in their endeavour for this school year.
By Aimé Ngidjol