Among the things discussed was how to ensure an effective application of free primary education in all government schools.
Officials and administrative staff of Basic Education in the Wouri have identified challenges in the last academic year and shaped perspectives for the 2017-2018 academic year. Participants were from the deconcentrated services of the Ministry of Basic Education.
A balance sheet of the 2016-2017 school year shows that the challenges include effective application of free primary education in government schools and contributions requested in nursery schools, use of funds placed at the disposal of administrative staff for the smooth functioning of schools, pedagogic practices to encourage inclusive, fair and quality education, the promotion of the notion of togetherness and multiculturalism. At press time the meeting was still to deliberate on how to overcome these challenges, ensure a smooth reopening and pave perspectives.
They identified not only the challenges but also strategies for a smooth 2017-2018 academic year. Simone Sylvie Soffi Epopa, Wouri Delegate of Basic Education said the 2016-2017 academic year was marked by challenges but did not affect their determination to forge ahead for their well-being and those of their establishment.
During the meeting at the Enfance Joyeuse in Bonanjo August 29, chaired by representative of the Littoral Governor, the Divisional Delegate wished that the forthcoming school year will be fruitful, best with all teaching and administrative staff being in good health, be one, laborious and ambitious. As a whole, there are 2,512 schools with 376,890 pupils under 13,377 teachers in the Wouri.