The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E. Brian Olley presided on September 10th 2014 the launching of the Cameroon Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows.
While congratulating the newly elected executive of the alumni association, H.E. Brian Olley said “Over 2000 Cameroonians have benefited from the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships; and I am happy that this huge number of experts will be putting all that knowledge gotten in the UK at the service of their country”.
The representatives of the Ministers of Higher Education and the Commonwealth, officially acknowledged the new alumni association encouraging them to help in promoting the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships in Cameroon and in assisting younger scholars to better integrate the Cameroonian labour market upon the completion of their Masters and Phd degrees in the UK universities of their choice.
The event also witnessed the send-off of some eleven winners of the 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Scholarship.
Prior to the launching ceremony, the Bastos residence of the British High Commissioner to Cameroon also hosted the electoral general assembly meeting of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows on the same.
The event presided over by the representative of the Minister Delegate at the the Ministry of External Relations in charge of relations with the Commonwealth , Mr. Ibrahim Ndzesop and the representative from the Minister of Higher Education, which is the national agency in charge of the scholarship scheme, Mrs. Annie Ekema, centered on the creation of the statutes of the alumni association and the election a five man executive to lead the new Cameroon alumni association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows.