On 30th May, the African and Malgache Council for Higher Education (CAMES, in its initials in French), which brings together a total of 19 countries, is holding the 36th Council of Ministers, at which the President of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), Daniel Ona Ondo, will present a report focussed on the one hand on perspectives for the development of a strategic association between CEMAC and CAMES, and on the other hand, the CEMAC special programme for higher education, research, innovation and professional training.
The work of the CAMES ministerial session, which is taking place in Cotonou, Benin, will be overseen by Jaques Fame Ndongo, Minister of State, Minister for Higher Education from the Republic of Cameroon, in the presence of Daniel Ona Ondo and Jose Antonio Edjang Ntutumu, commissioner charged with Education, Research and Social Development.
In addition to the work of the Council of Ministers, the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between CEMAC and CAMES is expected. This agreement will open up a field of opportunities for the CEMAC subregion. The agreement also includes the integration of member States and the deployment of joint experience in areas of shared interest, in order to promote a university government, academic excellence and quality assurance.
This organisation was created in 1968 with the aim of harmonising the operations of African universities, promoting understanding and solidarity between member States, establishing permanent scientific and cultural cooperation, and to collect and disseminate all academic research documents, and prepare draft conventions between States interested in the fields of higher education and research, among others.
In addition to Benin, CAMSE brings together Equatorial Guinea, Niger, Mali, Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Chad, Senegal, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burundi and Burkina Faso.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office