The government has opened 150 new teaching positions at the newly established state universities of Bertoua, Ebolowa, and Garoua. Séraphin Magloire Fouda, the Secretary-General of the Prime Minister's Office, announced the recruitment on Tuesday, February 6, as part of President Paul Biya's initiative to enhance educational infrastructure.
This recruitment marks the second phase of a targeted operation that began in 2023, aiming to onboard 450 educators by 2025. Each of the three universities will receive 45 positions, with an additional 15 spots dedicated to academic regulation.
Eligible applicants include Cameroonian nationals under the age of 45, residing either in the country or abroad, with a doctorate or Ph.D. The three universities, inaugurated by presidential decree in January 2022, commenced their first academic year in 2022-2023. However, they have since grappled with a need for more teaching personnel.
"The new teachers will greatly alleviate our staffing shortfall," said Jean Bosco Etoa Etoa, Rector of the University of Ebolowa, whose institution welcomed 50 new faculty members last year through this initiative.
Boubakari Oumarou, Rector of the University of Garoua, expressed confidence that the additional staff would enhance the university's ability to provide quality education through better student supervision.
Highlighting the broader impact, Rémy Magloire Etoua, Rector of the University of Bertoua, praised the recruitment as a strategic move to expand the academic workforce and simultaneously reduce young academicians' unemployment.