Jacques Fame Ndongo, Cameroon’s minister of higher education, has signed a press release stating the various criteria students will have to meet to obtain the laptops promised by the Head of state to universities and private higher Institutions.
The release signed on Wednesday April 12 states that nine computer network centres shall be created and interconnected to facilitate the production of a biometric list of students including those in all the 215 recognised private higher institutions in the country.
Going by the release, students must be duly registered for the 2016/2017 academic year. It equally states that a biometric list which carries students’ identity cards shall be presented at the ministry of higher education for appropriate verifications by competent service.
Minister Fame Ndongo assures students that distribution will begin four months after the conditions have been fulfilled.
The laptop consignment estimated at CFA 75 billion was a promise made by President Paul Biya, during his 2016 youth day address.