The Minister of Basic Education Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, has acknowledged the undisputable contribution made by the private sector in the education landscape of Cameroon, assuring the actors of an increase in government’s assistance.
The government official told state broadcaster CRTV, on Friday, that his ministry invested the sum of about 4 billion FCFA during the last school year as subvention to lay private schools in the country.
Minister Serge Etoundi Ngoa said what was achieved in the previous academic year, went beyond their expectations, especially with the disruption of activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that with all the experiences, government is well armed to face any situation that might surface.
The cooperation between the State and promoters of Basic Education in the private sector, gets strengthened at a time when their impact has really stood out amidst the fight against clandestine establishments. “For over ten years now, this sector has done much and one thing to note is that the quality of infrastructure has greatly improved” Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa.
The Basic Education Minister further pointed out that individuals creating these schools do it with business objectives which cannot be undermined, “as nothing is done for nothing, there are certain benefits which motivate the promoters of these schools” he stated.
With more private schools being created, government authorities have assured proprietors of these establishments of support, while emphasizing the need to meet the requirements for operating as a legal institution of learning.