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                 Providing a complete training of the pupils individually, morally and collectively
Cameroonian educational sub-sector, and one can expect efficient and effective imple- mentation by the country of the 2030 Education Action Plan, which aims at offering “inclusive quality education to all, on equal terms and a lifelong learning.”
COMING CHALLENGES
However, there is no discussion of resting on these laurels. On the contrary, one must take up all the challenges that arise, so that everyone plays his role in building a modern and competi- tive education system. MINEDUB invests to ensure harmonious implementation of the activi- ties included on its various curricula, with a view to achieving the objectives of the 2030 Education Action Plan.
Regarding for example to the universalization of primary school, the Ministry has planned actions both in the areas of access and retention. These include among others: strengthening the school network by creating new schools throughout the national territory; the construction of 1693 class- rooms including 840 funded by the PIB, 613 by the C2D and 240 by the IDB; the construction of 22 fences to secure a few government primary schools with funding by the PIB and 20 by the IDB; the programmed equipping of government primary schools with 30,654 benches; the reha- bilitation of equipment and infrastructures in 16 schools of the former MINEDUB cooperation pro- jects (Japanese donation and PAQUEB).
For the retention of pupils in school, the follo- wing actions are planned: the supply of 60,000 Civic and Moral Education books to the schools; a support to private primary educa- tion through a grant of 2 270 973 000 CFA Francs; a support to the CTDs for the supply of the minimum package to the Government Primary Schools for the amount of 3 968 184 000 CFA F; the promotion of ICTs through the provision of complete computers to school prin- cipals; capacity-building of teachers in maste- ring the pedagogical approaches in force; Equipping government schools with 300 micro- science kits; the promotion of young girls edu- cation by the grant of 500 school kits.
With regard to Preschool Development, the Government intends to increase the gross pre- school enrollment rate from 27% in 2011 to 40% by 2020. This means extending the cove- rage of nursery education with the develop- ment of community experience for the benefit of the rural populations, and with the involvement of the Decentralized Territorial Authorities. At this level, the Government encourages the pri- vate sector to develop formal preschool provi- sion. This extension of preschool will result in: support for private nursery education through the allocation of a grant of more than 955 mil- lion CFA francs; the construction of 26 nursery blocks and 60 classrooms; the continuation of the programme for the construction and equip- ping of Community Preschool Centres; the popularization of the National Policy and the Implementation Strategy for the Community- Based Preschool.
As for the Literacy Programme, MINEDUB intends, with the help of partners, particularly the Decentralized Territorial Authorities, the Civil Society and Technical and Financial Partners, to gradually improve the literacy rate through the literacy training for people aged 15 and above, training in Non-Formal Basic Education Centres (CEBNF) and enlarging the literate environment in national languages. The strategy is based on the following components: the equipping of 50 Functional Literacy Centres with literacy kits throughout the national territory; the develop- ment of a manual of procedures for the imple- mentation of the do-it-yourself in Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education; a typology study of literacy programmes under way in Cameroon; a continued literacy training for peo- ple over 15 (24,000 people) and basic educa- tion for out-of-school children aged 6 to 14 in all regions of the country; a study on teaching time in Functional Literacy Centres; the implementa- tion of a decree by the Prime Minister on the transfer of skills to CTDs in the field of literacy by a 150 million grant to purchase educational kits; the continuation of the “Elan Africa” Project with a support by the OIF n
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