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National Curriculum Validation Workshop

CETIC Teaching Programmes adopted

CETIC: 07-07-2014

National experts met on 02 and 03 July at the National Advanced School of Engineering of the University of Yaoundé I to validate CETIC programmes.

Examine the programmes in general, review the curriculum offered to start the ACE-ICT and examine research policy; these are the tasks that brought participants together for two days.

Presentation of the ACE-ICT

Reflections were initiated during the first day with a presentation of ACE-ICT made by the coordinator, Prof. AWONO ONANA. He stressed the partnership nature of this vast project initiated by the World Bank and the “results-based financing” procedure of the project in particular. This was in order to make it clear to all and sundry that the success of the project will depend on the efforts of all.

The next speaker was Professor Maurice TCHUENTE, principal investigator, who presented the general curricula methodological framework (tuning). Professor Gabriel Nguetseng, coordinator of the mathematical modeling and scientific computing pole, closed the presentations by talking about research policy of ACE-ICT Work then continued in the workshop, based on the three main poles: “IT and telecommunication”, “Mathematical modeling and scientific computing”, “mechatronics”.

Outcome of the workshop

The second day was devoted to the consideration of detailed contents of EU as well as the presentation of research projects.It is also completed with the presentation of results ofthe workshop. Besides the adoption of proposed programs,participants from various poles made proposals. IT and telecommunications pole insisted on the level of web languages, and that emphasis should be placed on the safety aspect of websites and web applications. The pole on mathematical modeling and scientific computing thought it was necessary to establish a monitoring sheet of the progression of lessons. The Mechatronics pole on its part thought it wise to introduce the end methodology element at the Doctorate 1 level or even probability and stochastic processes at the D1 level. It further proposed that the research fronts meet the needs of the realities of the country. These various restitutions led to some assessments and comments from other participants. They particularly emphasized on the notion of ethics and intellectual property in order to overcome the problems of brain drain.

The seminar ended on a note of general satisfaction expressed by the coordinator in these terms: ” I am very pleased with the work done and I think all the seminar participants understand that this is a national project with a continental scope, and we Cameroonians need to be united to achieve it”.

Tags: tuning, scientific computing, stochastic processes, ethics and intellectual property curriculum

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