The Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo has granted a press conference on the modalities for the recruitment of 2000 PhD holders in to state universities.
During the press conference in Yaounde, the Minister of State indicated that the Prime Minister – Head of Government authorised the recruitment of 1000 university lecturers in 2019.
According to the PM’s decision, the recruitment is open to Cameroonians below 45 years as of October 2019.
The available positions have distribution as follows;
University of Bamenda : 132
University of Buea : 130
University of Douala : 127
University of Dschang : 109
University of Maroua : 102
University of Ngaoundere : 130
University of Yaounde I : 130
University of Yaounde II : 100
Minister of State, Jacques Fame Ndongo noted that each applicant is obliged to apply only to one university and exclusively in one specialty.
He also warned that recruitment will be based on meritocracy and only the best of the best will be retained at the end of the process.
Documents submitted by each aspiring assistant lecturer will be examined by a commission placed under the supervision of the Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education. A commission supervised by the Prime Minister’s office supervises recruitment of senior lecturers.
Besides the evaluation of candidates files, all potential recruits in to state universities will under take an oral examination in front of a jury composed of eminent university Dons.
PhD holders currently working in different ministries and who desire to switch to the Ministry of Higher education are expected to present an authorization from their hierarchy in addition to the application documents.
The deadline for the submission of files is 21 May 2019.
The special recruitment of 2000 PhD holders was order by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya during his address to the youths on 10th February 2019. He said that the recruitment will go on for three years; 1000 in 2019, 500 in 2020 and another 500 in 2021 making a total of 2000 by the 3rd year.
The Minister of State told journalists that the special recruitment does not prevent the normal process of numeric appointed that comes up as replacement for a deceased lecturer or one who has resigned.
The Rectors and Vice Chancellors of all the eight State Universities were either present or represented at the Presence conference that was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Dschang.