The council of Ministers of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training in the CEMAC zone, held a meeting on 6 August to seek ways of harmonizing their education systems, and raising the level of professionalism in the subregion.
Cameroon’s Higher Education Minister, Jacques Fame Ndongo chaired the meeting which focused on promoting sub-regional integration through a harmonized approach in Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training.
“We had to work on the standardization of the system that operates in Higher Education to get a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees” Prof. Wilfred Gabsa, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Higher Education disclosed.
“We also had to work on the capitalization of credits and transferability of credits. For instance, moving from the University of Yaounde I to a University in Chad, you shouldn’t have to go through the same courses that you took in our University and we also had to work on academic mobility” the Secretary-General explained further.
The decisions that will finally be arrived at, will be submitted to the conference of Heads of State for approval. After that, the new guidelines will be implemented at the Higher Education level of the CEMAC subregion.