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Partner of the Week: Ministry of Secondary Education in Cameroon

Posted in Partner of The Week on August 23, 2018

The Ministry of Secondary Education in Cameroon signed an agreement with Aflatoun International in 2015 to work towards integrating social and financial education in the national secondary education system. Last year, the ministry published a decree to establish Aflatoun Clubs in all secondary schools in the country!

In 2011, Aflatoun International partner SNAES (The National Autonomous Union of Secondary School Teachers) launched a pilot of the Aflatoun programme in Cameroon with the support of Peace Corps volunteers from the Northern province of Lagdo. Local education authorities representing the Ministry of Secondary Education supported the launch and participated in the first Training of Trainers in the country, which trained facilitators on implementing the Aflatoun programme using active learning methodologies.

The education authorities also attended national, regional and international Aflatoun events and were continuously informed of the progress of the pilot. Throughout this process, the Ministry of Secondary Education showed great interest in the programme as it could potentially support its objective to improve entrepreneurship education in the country.

With the mediation and support of SNAES, Aflatoun International and the Ministry of Secondary Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 17th of September 2015. The objectives set out in this partnership are the integration of Social and Financial Education in the formal secondary education system, the increase of support for teacher training and the implementation of social and financial education in school activities and workshops.

 

Training of Trainers for the pedogological corps in charge of setting up the Aflatoun clubs in schools. The trianing was held in Yaoundé in February 2018.

To this date, four Training of Trainers and Teachers and one Integration Workshop have taken place in Cameroon to support the ongoing integration of Social and Financial Education. The training focused on building the capacity of pedagogical staff at all levels of the education system, from teacher training institutes to regional club activity coordinators within secondary schools.

Following the participation of the former Minister of Secondary Education, Mr. Ngalle Bibehe Jean Ernest Massena, at the Aflatoun fifth International meeting, the Ministry of Secondary Education published a decree to establish Aflatoun clubs in all secondary schools in the country.

Today Aflatoun International is working to sustain this collaboration with the Ministry of secondary education as well as extending the memorandum to the Ministry of Basic Education with the aim to also reach younger children with quality Social and Financial Education.

For more info about Ministry of Secondary Education in Cameroon, click here. If you are interested in joining Aflatoun’s Global Movement visit our website to learn more.

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