Basic Education Minister received the keys of the infrastructure from the Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E, Tsutomu Arai on October 31, 2014 in Bali.
The teaching and learning process in some North West schools has been stepped up with the reception of 202 modern classrooms, desks and latrines graciously constructed, equipped and handed over to the government of Cameroon by Japanese cooperation. October 31, 2014 was indeed a day for the Basic education family in the region when the Minister of Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim received the keys of the infrastructure from the Japanese Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E, Tsutomu Arai.
The venue was G.S Bali Town where ecumenical prayers, decorations, sketches, goodwill messages, gifts, cutting of the ribbon, unveiling the plaque, song and dance summed up the event with Cameroon and Japan sounding off about international cooperation that pays. The details showcase 78 quality and attractive classrooms constructed in metropolitan Bamenda, 30 in Santa, 24 in Bali, 12 in Tubah, 12 in Bafut, 34 in Ndop and 12 in Fundong. In one lump sum, the event in Bali celebrated beauty and quality infrastructure to take basic education forward.
It was a moment for the Japanese Ambassador to reveal that his government has stood solidly by Cameroon in offering a conducive environment for teaching and learning with 122 primary schools carrying 1,533 classes and 152 blocks of latrines worth over FCFA 52 billion between 1997 and 2014. He sounded off about Japanese technology and know-how at the service of Cameroon.
The Minister of Basic Education on behalf of the Prime Minister, Head of Government took time off to salute Japan’s demonstration of genuine friendship with the “Japanese grant” that has constructed 18 primary schools showcasing 202 classrooms equipped with 6,060 desks in the North West region. She traced the project back to 21st December 2012 when the foundation stone of Phase V of the project was launched in the neighbourhood of Ngongham, Bamenda. Curtains dropped on the event with Minister Youssouf Hadidja Alim prescribing best practices in maintenance, hygiene and sanitation for posterity.