Part of the five hundred thousand computers destined to students of higher education as gift from President Paul Biya has been shipped to Cameroon.
It is a consignment of forty thousand that landed at the Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport this Friday, 22nd December 2017 at about 5:30 am.
The Minister of Higher Education, Chancellor of Academic Orders, Jacque Fame Ndongo unveiled the first samples.
The computers with trademark PB-HEV meaning Paul Biya Higher Education Vision will be temporally stored by the Air Force at the Yaoundé Airbase awaiting distribution scheduled to begin on January 2018.
The Minister of Higher Education says the second consignment of forty thousand arrives Yaounde on Sunday, 24th December 2017.
The computers, manufactured in China and equipped with Microsoft operations systems and software will be distributed to students of state universities and those attending accredited Private higher Institutions of learning.
According to the Minister, the first two consignments (eighty thousand) will be distributed to dully registered students of the universities of Maroua, Ngaoundere and Dschang.
The universities of Bamenda, Buea and Douala will follow suit while the third consignment expected to land in Cameroon in February 2018 is destined to students of the University of Yaoundé I and the University of Yaoundé II as well as accredited Private Higher Education institutions.
Minister Jacque Fame Ndongo told the press that by June 2018 all the 500 thousand computers would have been manufactured and distributed to deserving university students in Cameroon.