Henceforth, over 50,000 students and 780 lecturers of the University of Douala can have access to the Orange Pulse Program. This is all thanks to the agreement signed on June 12, 2021, by the University of Douala, represented by its rector Magloire Ondoa, and Orange Cameroon, represented by its CEO Frédéric Debord.
In the framework of that agreement, Orange Cameroon will develop solutions facilitating distance learning, and familiarize students with scalable telecommunications technologies. It will also develop a solution allowing university management to collect and manage various fees.
In that regard, a mixed team of Orange Cameroon and the University of Douala’s representatives will identify and plan the key priorities, Frédéric Debord indicates.
After that step, students can access academic internships and be sponsored for various activities and digital competitions.
“Through this program, Orange Cameroon aims to significantly contribute to the digitalization of training in Cameroon by capitalizing on the efficiency of a digital system and providing the young generation keys to the digital universe,” Frédéric Debord explains.
“The agreement will help students of the University of Douala find jobs but also create their jobs thanks to the creativity and innovation opportunities offered by Orange Cameroon,” commented Magloire Ondoa.
The Orange Pulse program was launched in 2018 in partnership with the Cameroonian Ministry of Higher Education. It is already being implemented in the Universities of Yaoundé I and II, Dschang, Maroua, Ngaoundéré,s and Buea.