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Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education

THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION is responsible for elaborating and implementing Government’s higher education policy.


In this capacity, he is tasked with:

- ensuring the organization, functioning and pedagogic supervision of higher education;

- perpetuating traditional higher education missions;

- promoting and disseminating university research;

- ensuring international university cooperation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Relations and concerned administrations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


In addition, he:

- examines and proposes to the Government ways and means to continuously adapt certain higher education fields of study to national economic and social realities;

- is tasked with elaborating and monitoring the implementation of the university map;

- elaborates, analyses and keeps statistics on higher education;

- accredits and controls the pedagogic level of private higher education institutions;

- is responsible for higher teachers’ training colleges;

- ensures permanent liaison with all sectors of national life with a view to the development of higher education professional fields.


He monitors and controls the activities of State universities and private university institutes.


He supervises the issuance of the Baccalauréat and the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level.

He oversees State universities.

Furthermore, he academically supervises:

- the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC);

- the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC);

- the National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS);

- the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications (ENSPT);

- the National Advanced School of Public Works (ENSTP).

Cameroon in brief

Capital City : Yaounde
Area : 475 442 km2
Population : 23 739 218 hab. (2015)
Currency : Franc CFA BEAC (XAF)