Professor Nalova Lyonga; Minister of Secondary education, has signed two strategic agreements for the supply of solar energy to government schools in the country.
The two firms involved in the deal include TakuEnergy Company Cameroon and LMK Energy Cameroon Limited.
Speaking prior to Friday’s engagement, Minister Nalova Lyonga appreciated the various organisations for their willingness to collaborate with Cameroon for the development of the education sector.
She said the partnership was timely, given the urgent need for regular supply of energy to schools in the country.
“Children should be technology savvy and computer literate. There is need for them to engage in practical work,” the Minister said.
Meanwhile , participating at the signing ceremony via videoconferencing from London, the CEO of TakuEnergy Cameroon; Tku Alain, commended the Ministry of Secondary Education for engaging in the partnership.
He said: “We are not just going to teach the students on how to maintain these systems but we are going to take it a little step higher. We are going to teach them on how to design the systems…especially on having an innovative mindset… the goal here is that we are going to design systems that are smart enough to be able to give those whom we have trained to be offered notifications of how the systems are performing. We are going to provide and install systems that these students can be able to look at it, and say ‘I want to be the next engineer’. We will build an ecosystem that will be able to create the next generation of innovators in Cameroon” he concluded.