10, March 2018
It appears there is no limit to the odium Cameroonians will suffer at the hands of Paul Biya and his “untouchable” Higher Education Minister, Fame Ndongo. After the scandal involving Biya’s laptop computers, Fame Ndongo, in a communique signed and published March 7, 2018, appointed Prof Teyabe Marcelline née Dama to head the Language Sciences and Communication Dept of the University of Maroua.
The only problem here is that the said varsity don died on Oct 31, 2017 and was buried on Nov 11, 2017 in her native Kaélé. In this era of information and communication technology, the cavalier management of something as basic as human resources by the Biya regime speaks to an incompetence that goes beyond carelessness and poor judgment. But the buck of all the carelessness stops at the president’s desk.
Biya must take responsibility for the actions of those he appoints into positions of authority and power. Clearly, there have been daily indications that there are far too many of them who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
By Ekinneh Agbaw-Ebai