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The Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP)
The environment in which the Ministry of Higher Education was set up has greatly influenced its evolution. The various ramifications of this evolution range from the exponential growth in the number of people seeking to be trained, to globalisation, through new training methods, in a bid to satisfy employers.
The history of Higher Education in
Among other terms, the Foundation had to also collaborate with the Ministry of National Education.
Decree NO 62-DF-84 of March 12, 1962 which reorganised the ministry was a significant date for Higher Education. Until then, the Ministry of National Education was concerned only with primary and secondary education. The above-mentioned decree established a secretariat for Higher Education.
Decree NO 62-DF-289 that was signed on July 26, 1962, opened the
From 1962 to 1977, the Higher Education sector could therefore boast of these two structures.
Decree NO 77/108 of April 28, 1977 put an end to the status quo by the setting up of the university centres of Buea,
The Creation of a Ministry of Higher Education
Mindful of the increase in the number of Higher Education institutions and looking at the place that this educational sector now occupies, the Head of State decided to set up a Ministry of Higher Education. In 1984, the sector was thus separated from the Ministry of National Education. The first structure set up was called: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, whose creation was enabled by Decree NO 84/158 of April18, 1984 on the organisation of the ministry. Within its expansion, this administrative structure had other aspects to manage such as computer (1990-1992).
Another significant turning point in relation to Higher Education was the setting up of a structure dedicated solely to the sector through the creation of a Ministry of Higher Education (Decree NO 92/264 of December 29, 1992). It is under this name that the Ministry exists till this day.