By Jonas Ashu – Thursday March 7, 2019.
Cameroon’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Mounouna Foutsou is encouraging youths at home and in the diaspora to take up training opportunities in the petroleum and mining sector, National Telegraph has learned.
In a press release dated March 6, 2019, Mounouna Foutsou said he just signed an agreement with the Limbe Gulf Field Higher Institute of Petroleum, Mining, Business and Management Sciences aimed at facilitating access for young Cameroonians into juicy training programmes.
The professional training fields include; Petroleum Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Petro-logistics, Mining Engineering, Computer, and Electrical Engineering
He said youths registered in the National Youth Observatory and selected for this training would benefit from an 80% reduction of the cost of training and pay F CFA three hundred thousand (300,000) instead of F CFA one million, five hundred thousand (1,500,000).
The Minister in his press release writes that applications will be received as from Sunday, March 17 to Friday, March 222, 2019, according to the rules and conditions available in the Multipurpose Youth Empowerment Centers.
Mounouna Foutsou’s outing is seen as a desperate attempt by the Yaoundé regime of 86-year-old dictator, Paul Biya to lure youths who are for the most part fade up with his government.
The National Youth Observatory seated at all Multi-Purpose Youth Empowerment Centres across the country aims at getting an inventory of all youths throughout the national territory and beyond.