National Integration, Patriotism and Development
Dschang SIC/UDs 27/10/16. The 7th edition of the Student Forum of Cameroon Universities took place at the Conference hall of the University at 1.00am. The 2 day forum held under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education drew together students from state universities and private institutions of learning under the theme; National integration, patriotism and the stakes in development. During the launching ceremony, the Minister of Higher Education, represented by his Secretary General Dr. Horace Manga made it clear that the theme for the conference enjoins students to participate for the wellbeing of their nation. The minister encouraged the students to venture in new domains, work hand in glove to foster solidarity. He promised them the Ministry’s continual support with proof being the laptops which will be offered to the students by the Head of State.
The Technical Coordinator from the Ministry, Prof. Aboya Endong Manasseh gave a presentation of the Works carried out by MINESUP. He disclosed that the domains of innovation, Leadership and entrepreneurship should be the three cardinal domains which students should work on for an emerging nation. He highlighted Integration, Patriotism and development as key issues for an emergent Cameroon and called on students to use the forum as a phase to nurture positive works for nation building.
The representative of the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education talking under the theme ‘National Integration, Patriotism, the State of Development’ advised students to see the forum as an approach, a fundamental value and a blue print to achieve emergence. He cautioned students to remain vigilant, facilitating cooperation and tolerance. He equally encouraged them to maintain peace, work with determination to ensure sustainable development and be great nation builders. Day one ended with an expose presented by Dr Djimeli Alexandre titled Students and ICT: fundamentals, ethics, and perspectives for an emergent Cameroon come 2035.