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Cameroon: Cinema Enters the Education System Next September

A few weeks before the start of the academic year, the Cameroonian government introduced several reforms in education systems. Reforms have been more pronounced in the second cycle of general education.

Thus, from the start of the 2018-2019 school year, which starts on September 3rd, the cinematographic arts and the humanities are appearing in the school program from the second year onwards.

The announcement was made on August 23 by Nalova Lyonga, Minister of Secondary Education. In addition to the Humanities (SH) and Cinematographic Arts (CA) series, the literary series (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and ABI) and the scientific and technological series (C, D, TI) also enter the rhythm.


The film arts sector will have seven subjects: film fundamentals, cinematographic genres, film analysis, film economics, the production process, the end of training project and the sociology of cinema.

This sector aims to raise the level of cinema seriously undermined by that of the Nigerian neighbor or other countries such as Angola and Côte d’Ivoire. Culture, national languages ​​and arts education are also emerging for literary series.

It is for the Cameroonian governors to model the education system in relation to the needs of the job market and new growth sectors. Cameroon hopes that this new dynamic will restore the educational system that will produce better students, the best in the sub-region.


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