Education

EDUCATION IN CAMEROON

 

EDUCATION IN CAMEROON

UNICEF Cameroon Education issues
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AT A GLANCE

20% of children aged 3–5 attend preschools in rural areas compared to 55% in urban areas. 

Only 53% of children of the right age attend secondary school compared to 85% of primary-aged children in primary school. 

About 15% of the national budget is allocated to education sector.
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WHAT WE DO

Advocacy

• Advocating early childhood development among refugee communities. 
• Promoting girls’ education. 

Services

• Strengthening education information management and management mechanisms in the context of emergencies. 
• Supplying teaching and learning materials for teachers and pupils. 

Emergency response 

 • Increasing children’s access to quality education among refugee, displaced and host communities in the East, Adamawa and the Far North regions. 

Capacity building 

 • Capacity building of education inspectors, teachers and members of school management committees in resilience, education in emergencies and peace-building. 
 • Technical support to the Ministry of Education to strengthen disaggregated vulnerability mapping.

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UNICEF Cameroon girl and education
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OUR RESULTS FOR CHILDREN IN 2016

• 105,545 children in the East, Adamawa, and Far North regions benefited from teaching and learning supplies. • Five temporary learning spaces (TLPS) were provided for 2,424 children in the Minawao refugee camp. 
• 487 teachers in the Adamawa, East and Far North region benefited from Psycho-social support training. 
• 813 teachers from Adamawa, East, and Far North benefited from child-centred pedagogy training. 
• 318 Baka children (minority ethnic group discriminated against) who enrolled in school successfully completed the school year. 
• A study on early grade competency conducted and disseminated to guide pre-school teacher training. 
• Community-based pre-school guidelines developed and disseminated to support the setting up of community level pre-schools in the rural areas.
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THANKS TO OUR DONORS

The government of the United States of America, European Commission/ECHO; United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Global Thematic Humanitarian Response Fund; the Government of Japan; the Government of Canada and UNICEF UK. 
Total amount raised in 2016 for EDUCATION: US$3,643,739.08
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