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Partnership Strategy


General principles

Partnership has to be managed in accordance with the approach in ACEs, as follows:

  • P4R (Program for Result) for financing,
  • Academic excellence for programs,
  • Specialization and complementarity of centers to permit “mapping of CETIC courses”.


Preparatory phase

This phase entails the same conditions and requirements as the central level:

  • Conception/development and validation of curricula in accordance and in complementarity with those adopted at ENSP
  • Establishment of the governance structure: focal point, coordination committee, academic affairs board, appointment of officials (associate coordinator, associate lead researcher), opening of accounts, …
  • Preparation of roadmap and budget
  • Provision of infrastructure (halls for lectures, tutorials and practical exercises ; offices for part-time lecturers, …)
  • Signing of agreement with the central level

Provision of start-up funds

During the execution phase in year N 

  • Delegation by the central level of funds mobilized in year N-1 depending on the budget.


Common academic basis for both the central level and partners

For national and international partners that so desire, and in a drive to entrench a CETIC “common culture” label:

  • semester 1 of Master’s 1 and year one of the doctorate course could be combined and done in Yaoundé or at a distance, while
  • specialization semesters of the Master’s course as well as other semesters could be done in associate institutions.


Mapping of training courses

By way of complementarity, we may already envisage a mapping of courses comprising, inter alia, the following streams:

  • Mathematical modeling for Economics and Finance in Douala,
  • Bioinformatics in Nsukka,
  • Decision Support Systems/Mathematical Decision Sciences in Abomey Calavi,
  • Distributed Intelligence on Dynamic Infrastructures (IDID) in Ngaoundéré

Course budget allocation scheme

The same budget allocation shall apply to all. For instance, it may be considered that remuneration for one hour of teaching shall be CFAF 12 000, with supplementary benefits paid for with own resources.

Accordingly, it may be considered that in Yaoundé, CFAF 12,000 is paid on top of university tuition. Such flexibility will permit every partner to work within the limits of their resources.

This gives us CFAF 3.6 million per stream per semester. If we add the CFAF 1.4 million for expenses pertaining to coordination, functioning, research, internship prospection, defense, participation missions in governance institutions…, we will have CFAF 5 million per course per semester (disbursement per semester).



CETIC, is implemented by the Camerounian Government with the support of the World Bank, and benefits from a wide network of partnerships not only with higher education institutions, but also with public institutions and private companies.


EPFL (Switzerland), Burundi, Kinshasa, Ndjamena, Buea, Douala, Maroua, Abomey-Calavi, Parakou, Cheikh Anta Diop

Research Institutions

Inria and IRD (France).

Engineering Schools

ENS-Bretagne, ENSIMAG (Grenoble), ENSPT and ENSTP (Cameroon)

Sector partners

CAMTEL, ANTIC, CCIM, ITG-Store, CAD Skills Center


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