Free laptops for University students

Free laptops for University students

The country’s President Paul Biya has said he will offer a laptop each to 500,000 students in the higher learning institutions when the 2016/2017 academic year opens in October.

The conditions of entitlement have not yet been made public.

Higher Education minister Jacques Fame Ndongo made the announcement as he signed $126 million (FCFA 75 billion) supply deal with a Chinese firm in Yaoundé on Wednesday.

President Biya later authorised the Economy, Planning and Regional Development minister to sign the funding agreement for project with the EXIM bank of China.

The presidential gift is part of a plan dubbed E-National Higher Education Network, aimed at driving Cameroon into a digital economy and prescribes each university student be entitled to a computer.

According to The Cameroon Concord, the total cost of production will be roughly CFA 75 billion FCFA.

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