PROMOTION OF MADE-IN-CAMEROON IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
The Huge Contribution of Cameroonian Teachers in Technical Industrial Education
35,700 textbooks of Industrial Techniques written by Cameroonian teachers have been distributed to Regional Delegations of secondary education and to some technical schools.
The expertise of Cameroonian teachers in Technical Education was under the spotlight at Government Bilingual Technical High School Nsam, on 10 January 2024 where the Minister of Secondary Education, Professor Nalova Lyonga handed over 35,700 copies of 21 textbooks of Industrial Techniques to 11 technical schools in the Centre Region and to the Regional Delegations of the Ministry of Secondary Education.
These textbooks which are intended for first- and second-year students of the first cycle in Technical Education, are entirely written by technical education teachers and experts in Industrial Techniques. With this, the Ministry of Secondary Education aims to promote made-in-Cameroon knowledge in Industrial Techniques in particular and decolonise theoretical knowledge in Technical and Vocational Education in general.
The production of these textbooks was conducted by the Inspectorate of Pedagogy in charge of Industrial Techniques led by Ticki Alain Brice, Inspector-Coordinator General for Industrial Techniques, under the supervision of the Inspector-General of Education, Jean-Paul Marcelin Mebada. This collaborative project brought together industry experts and subject specialists who pooled their know-how in Industrial Techniques to come up with top-notch textbooks that will serve to pass on to young Cameroonians up-to-date skills in line with the demands in the job market.
The Minister of Secondary Education, Professor Nalova Lyonga, congratulated the Inspectorate of Pedagogy in charge of Industrial Techniques and all the members of the editorial teams for flawlessly delivering on the very first in-house project to develop school textbooks for technical industrial education. She lauded their substantial contribution in improving the quality of Technical and Vocational Education.
By Aimé Ngidjol