President Paul Biya might have seen the creation of other states universities as a developmental move for Garoua, Bertoua and Ebolowa but some Cameroonians think the additional universities are unnecessary.
Since Wednesday, January 5 that Mr Biya decreed the creation of three more state universities in Cameroon, many have started raising descending voices.
Some comments hovering over social media have termed the decision by the president as an unhealthy move for Cameroon’s economy.
Instead of adding the citadels of learning, some say employment upon graduation should be guaranteed first. “I will appreciate if they assure us we are employed upon graduation from these institutions,” a source we can’t name said.
Despite the opportunities, the universities will bring to the various regions, another Cameroonian said “All is a scam” adding that they “need companies and not such institutions”
On December 31, 2021, President Paul Biya announced in his end of year speech that three state universities will be created.
On Wednesday, January 5, Biya matched words with action by ordering the creation of the university of Garoua, Bertoua and Ebolowa.
These three state universities will add to eight that were already existing to make a total of eleven state universities.
Others have seen it as a way to completely waste the states fund.
“Creating state universities is a waste of money,” a certain Randy said “We need technical schools,”
Another citizen by the name Mbih said “We are suffering poor governance and not education. How can a system be taxing deposit and withdrawal of the same money,”
But according to President Paul Biya, the three state universities are coming to solve the problem of decentralization and of course to balance the equation of state universities in all the ten regions of the country.