The Minister of Higher Education, Chancellor of Academic Orders, Jacque Fame Ndongo has said the 500,000 laptops, a Presidential grant to students of state universities and those of private higher institutions of learning will arrive Cameroon in December 2017.
The information was contained in a press release made public after an audience granted to the the Deputy Director of the Sinchuan Telecommunications Construction and Engineering CO Ltd, Zhu Wenli on July 17, 2017.
*The donation of the 500,000 computers to students of state universities and those of private higher institutions of learning to be distributed in strict respect of the President’s instructions.
*The creation of University Development Digital Centers in Cameroon’s eight state universities as well as the Cameroon-Congo Inter-state University based in Sangmelima.
Concerning the Presidential grant, the press release states that the first consignment of computers will be made available in Shenzhen/China where they are being manufactured in October 2017 and will get to Cameroon by December 2017.
The press release specifies that the computers will be distributed following a calender to be announced later.
The release states that each student duly registered in a state university or a private higher institution of learning in the 2016/2017 academic year will be entittled to a computer.
In July 2016, the Head of State announced a donation of 500,000 computers to students inorder to encourage e-learning and professionalism.
The Government of Cameroon awarded the FCFA 75 billion contract to a Chinese Company, Sichuan Telecom Construction Engineering.