The Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim and the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo signed a convention that engages the Military Engineering corps to construct and rehabilitate schools in three Divisions in the Far North region.
According to the agreement, the Military engineering corps will build 121 classrooms and rehabilitate 5 others. It will also construct 14 administrative buildings, 28 latrine blocks and 15 water points in schools in the Mayo Tsanaga, Logone and Chari and the Mayo Sava Divisions.
The project that cost 1.7 billion CFA francs is financed by the French Debt Relieve Development Contract, C2D. The three divisions had been affected by security menaces that discouraged private enterprises from working in the areas.
The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence, said the convention is illustrative of government solidarity. He also pointed out that the military engineering corps has been engaged in different infrastructural projects that highlight the link between the army and the nation.
The Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim indicated that under privileged children in three divisions of the Far North North Region are expected to see their classrooms constructed by the Military Engineering corps in 12 months beginning from June 2018. The construction of schools in Priority Education Zones in frontier areas affected by security menaces is in implementation of the third phase of the C2D program in the education sector.
The Representative of French Ambassador to Cameroon, said that developing quality educational infrastructure is indispensable in resolving Cameroon’s socio economic challenges.