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Thursday, 28 April 2005

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Ngange Nfor Ngala

This is a measure we should have taken long before now. The condition of my fellow students in Cameroon, is deployable. They cannot afford for their daily necessities, yet have to pay a huge amount of 50.000FCFA in the form of registration fee, meant for the good maintenance of the education infrastructure, which however, is neither available, not to talk of it being maintained. A shame a University, symbolic as being an independence university like the University of yaounde I has not got basic utilities like public toilets, public water sytems, just to name a few. Why then pay 50.000FCFA. The subvention of the President is an effort, appreciated, but that is not what the student body is asking for. That is a temporary measure, but what the students need is a permanent establishment of rules to ameliorate their conditions. No to registration fees, if basic necessities cannot be provided, and the bursary system should be reinstated. these are measure equally good for the government as it will booster education in Cameroon.
Though it is said one thing at a time, the next demand shall be for the institution of postgraduate studies in all fields of study, and creation of research institutes, and an annualy journal publication, so that our lecturers can refine the notes they prepared while they were doing their bachelors. We should run with present environment. It does not give a good image of my beloved nation if I have to travel to Germany to do a research, something which could be done with pride in Cameroon, if the research institutes were there. Our education sector should be considered like seeds for the admistration of tommorow's Cameroon that would have stronger roots to be able to dance to the tune of globalisation and face the challenges thereof.

Enow, Denmark

"Fame Ndongo remounted the rostrum and announced that President Paul Biya had just granted a FCFA 2.4 billion subvention to universities".This is absurd! Is "President Paul biya" a financial organisation or head of a government. Cameroonians should learn to use the phrase "The government" instead of "president paul biya".

LILy

Courage to the Casmerooniain students !!!!Why should we have the resources and Suffer .You guys are only standing up for your rights ,but please donnot destroy any valuable things because it's going to take another decade for the government to replace,just like the toilets and we will be the ones to suffer .
Courage!!!!!!!

Labelle

Courage,to you all.It is rather sad the in Cameroon something really has to be done.I think we have reach the limit.Why all the suffer when the resources are avalable,forcing young Cameroonians to find their way out of the country like refugees because of the mismanagement of resources.We love our country and will like to study there,please Mr minister it is time you do something.

Didi

My good friends. The road is long. be courageous to withstand attempts at dividing your group. Mr. Biya is good at that.

sango

Ngange, this is shameful, u call 50,000 frs a huge fee for university studies? It is not an right to go to the university, if u can't afford it then don't go to the university. U go to university because u're hoping that when u get done, u'll probably get a better job than someone who has A'levels. I don't know what the premuim for a high school graduate compared to that of a first degree holder in cameroon is but I would guess it will be more than 50,000 per year, besides, if u look at the long term, more than three years u'll be working in your lifetime, then it certainly dwarfs the 50,000. If the students are striking to so teachers do not take bribes or for toilets etc, then they have a point, in my opinion, but striking to remove fees is just rediculous. I went to UB and I was previleged to study abroad after that to the highest level, students in univeristies in cameroon, I daresay get a better education than what they pay for (50,000) per year. The students should pick their books up and go back to class. They're a disgrace to the intelectual community.
sango

sango

Ngange, this is shameful, u call 50,000 frs a huge fee for university studies? It is not an right to go to the university, if u can't afford it then don't go to the university. U go to university because u're hoping that when u get done, u'll probably get a better job than someone who has A'levels. I don't know what the premuim for a high school graduate compared to that of a first degree holder in cameroon is but I would guess it will be more than 50,000 per year, besides, if u look at the long term, more than three years u'll be working in your lifetime, then it certainly dwarfs the 50,000. If the students are striking to so teachers do not take bribes or for toilets etc, then they have a point, in my opinion, but striking to remove fees is just rediculous. I went to UB and I was previleged to study abroad after that to the highest level, students in univeristies in cameroon, I daresay get a better education than what they pay for (50,000) per year. The students should pick their books up and go back to class. They're a disgrace to the intelectual community.
sango

vic


Let Minister Fame Ndongo and the Rector of UNIYAO 1 RESIGN!!!!

Divine,Sweden

It is hard to believe that Cameroon can be so rich that immediate subsidies can be given to students worth 2.4 billion in an attempt to quench strike.
I believe that even the striking students are aware that their problems can not be solved immediately, because it is supposed to takle sometime for the buget to be voted for them. It would appear the presidency is now keeping peopleĀ“s money to an extend that they can dish out what ever they want at all times. I would suggest the cameroonian people question the source of the pledge made to the students.
This also means that the money is availabe and so students sholud also have areasonable share fo the butty. After all we have been hearing of 4% economic growth in the days of Musonge, and probable the "great ambitions" will produce even 10%.
Courage " les gars"

Ngange

Hi Sango,
Maybe your father was a public servant or something, but know that the majority of students out there are children of farmers, who cannot afford to eat. 50,000 is nothing, when compared to what you "would have" have afterwards, and when compared to European education, but we are Cameroonians and should be realistic. If considered an investment, how many people, after graduation, ever get jobs out there. Go back home with your investment in education, if you will still think you invested any 50,000. And, maybe you did not get it well, the 50,000 is for a purpose, yet, the purpose is not realised. So no need paying it. Public education in Cameroon is tuition free, only aregistration fee to keep the infrastructure, but these go to feed those who have access to it, and the basic infrastructure finally is never there.

Ngange

And, please, Sango, next time, post your comment once, so as not to fill up space with same thing.

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