Despite a wobbling 2016/2017 academic year, the Minister of Secondary Education, Jean Ernest Ngalle Massena Bibehe, has suspended Government subventions to some 15 private secondary schools.
The subvention has been suspended for the violation of the law governing the use of State subventions.
The 15 schools were suspended following decision no 363/17/MINISEC/SG/NCBPSES issued on June 27.
Of the 15 schools suspended, eight are from the Littoral Region, four from the Centre Region, two from the West and one from the East Region.
The suspension of the subvention to some of the 15 schools will last for a year, while others will last for three years.
According to a communiqué signed by Minister Ngalle Bibehe, Wouri Division in the Littoral Region is the most affected as schools in the Division will be facing these sanctions.
Schools in Douala II and IV, College Prive Laic La Bergere, College Bilingue New Look, College Progressif Ngounou and Institut Bilingue Saint Benoit will be excluded from the 2017 State subvention.
College Bilingue Le Petit Rousseau will be excluded for two years (2017 and 2018).
Whereas, College Polyvalent Kouakeu De Tonfe, College Polyvalent Sainte Louise and College Polyvalent Bilingue Elisabeth Nkwamegni will be excluded from the State subvention for three years(2017, 2018, and 2019).
Meanwhile, Gopal Bilingual Secondary School, College d’Enseignement General Et Technique De Nyom II, of Yaounde I in the Centre Region will suffer the same fate, as they have been suspended for three years, while Institut Mak Mbe and Institut Prive Laic Mbe of Yaounde II and III will also be sanctioned for two years.
In the West Region, Mifi Division has two schools: College Prive Laic Mbe Sombe and Institut Mbe Sombe Bafoussam, will both be excluded from Government subvention for two years.
The East Region has the lowest number of schools suspended. In the Lom and Djerem Division of Bertoua I, College Bilingue De L’Orient will serve a three-year suspension.
The Minister’s communiqué states that, the suspension was informed by the reporter on the control of State subvention for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 academic years.
The report carried out by the National Control Brigade of Private Schools is contained in press release No. 31/17/MINESEC/SE/NCBPSES of May 15, 2017.
Article 2 of the Minister’s communiqué stipulates that the Directors of Vocational and Technical Training, Regional Delegates, Educational Secretaries and competent authorities should enforce the Minister’s decision.