Recruitment of 3000 Teachers: Basic Education Minister Promises Transparency

The Minister of Basic Education, Prof Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa says that the recruitment of 3000 primary school teachers under the second phase of the 2020 recruitment in partnership with the World Bank will be transparent.

Minister Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa made this clear in a press conference granted this May 7, 2021.

The Basic Education Boss explained to Mediamen that the test was written following the Job Posting System.

In this regard, a list of “needy” primary schools across the country was established. This was followed by the launch of applications for the test.

Candidates wrote in all regions of the country with each one indicating the school he/she wants to be posted to. Therefore each candidate was competing for a particular school.

Marking Procedure

For purposes of transparency, all scripts were codified and the names separated from the scripts.

Regional juries then marked the scripts and ranking was done using codes with no names attached.

With the regional juries done, the Basic Education Minister explains that the Prime Minister will convocate the national jury and world bank officials who will deliberate on the results with codes.

After this deliberation process, the names will be re-attached for the release of results.

About the World Bank Project

In 2019, the World Bank signed an agreement with the Ministry of Basic Education to support Cameroon as technical partner in the recruitment of 18,000 primary and secondary school teachers over a six-year span.

Due to some delays, this second phase of the 2020 session of recruitment was postponed to 2021 and focused on primary schools in need of teachers across the ten regions of the country.

Needy primary schools, it should be noted, are primary schools where the ratio of pupils to teachers is less than 100:3.

A total of about 40.000 candidates are said to be competing for the available 3.000 places.

Expected Number of Successful Candidates per Region

North West – 200

East – 300

Adamawa – 300

Far North – 700

North – 400

Centre – 350

West – 350

South – 100

Littoral – 100

South West- 100

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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