The Steering Committee of the Support Program for Education Reform in Cameroon (Parec) unveiled at the end of its first session held in Yaoundé a plan to hire 12,000 teachers over the next 4 years, i.e. 3000 teacher per year.
The World Bank is financially supporting the program by 70.6 billion FCFA.
Apart from the recruitment of qualified teachers for many primary schools in rural areas, the committee will also upgrade accessibility to textbooks.
Launched in 2018, the Parec seeks to improve equitable access to quality basic education, with a focus on selected disadvantaged areas.
Besides improving access, quality, and education system management, the project also seeks to improve school effectiveness through performance-based financing (PBF), improvement of the quality of schooling, student retention, and school governance, with an emphasis on girls’ education.
This program extends to Ministries in charge of Secondary Education, Higher Education and Employment and Vocational Training.