By Blessing Serkwi Weyih
The CBC Education Department has signed a Cooperation Partnership Agreement with Xuchang Vocational Technical College in China, to improve the quality of technical education in Cameroon. During the signing of this partnership agreement which took place on Friday 22, October 2021 at the Baptist Centre Nkwen-Bamenda under the auspices of the CBC Executive President, the Rev Dr. Nditemeh Charlemagne, signed on behalf of the CBC ED was the CBC Education Secretary and the Director of CAOWEI College in Cameroon, Mr. Nyanganji Job Indi while the Xuchang Vocational Technical College Representative in Cameroon Mr. Chifu Ernest signed on behalf of Xuchang Vocational Technical College in China.
Present during this historic event were all the authorities of the CBC, the Regional Delegates for Basic and Secondary Education, Regional Delegate for Vocational Training for the North West Region, Parents Teacher’s Association Representative, Student’s Representative, CBC ED Central Administrative staff, other invitees, press men and women and form five and Lower Sixth students who are the beneficiaries of this mutual partnership agreement and followed online through zoom by Administrators of Xuchang Vocational Technical College in China.It should be noted that, the signing of this partnership agreement has marked the beginning of a new college in Cameroon christened “CAOWEI College” which is an extension of CAOWEI College in China. In the same vein, this partnership agreement has duration of three (3) years renewable and the following CBC ED institutions shall pilot this technical College (CAOWEI) which will model modern Vocational Technical College in Cameroon as practiced in China. The ceremonial ground of the signing of this cooperation Partnership agreement was full of excitement and great expectations as everyone is looking forward to witnessing the fallouts of this bilateral agreement. The pilot schools championing this initiative in Cameroon which will eventually be extended to all the vocational technical schools in Cameroon are:
#BaptistComprehensiveHighSchoolNkwenBamenda BCHS Nkwen-Bamenda
#BaptistComprehensiveHighSchoolGreatSoppoBuea BCHS Great Soppo Buea.
These schools are poised to begin CAOWEI College in Cameroon as soon as possible.