Early this month, a rumor sparked in Cameroon about sanctions that were imposed on cheating candidates during an exam held at the Demographic Training and Research Institute (Iford) in Yaoundé. Yes, the news is true.
The Minister of Public Service (Minfopra), Joseph LE, says people doubt the information because the statement relating to this cheating case was diverted and used to scam teachers awaiting recruitment by the state.
According to the official, the communiqué he did sign was referenced “D1/22/226/CRP/Minfopra/SG/DDC of 05 July 2019.” This authentic document concerns the sanctions prohibiting 18 persons convicted of fraud from competing in the first year of the “Professional Master in Demography” competition at Iford, session 2019. These candidates are prohibited from taking an administrative competition in Cameroon for a period of four years.
Those who issued the fake documents said teachers in the recruitment phase are invited to take part in interviews by telephone. People should be wary.