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Cameroon: Number of elementary schools grew by 26.7% in 2011-17

Cameroon: Number of elementary schools grew by 26.7% in 2011-17
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(Business in Cameroon) - Between 2011 and 2017, the number of elementary schools identified in Cameroon improved from 14,712 to 18,596, an increase by 26.7%. This was revealed in recent statistics by the basic education ministry.

Likewise, the number of teachers grew by 23% from 79,181 to 97,333 over the period. However, indicated the document, the number is unevenly dispatched across the country. For 1.2 million pupils registered in the central and coastal region, there are only about 40,000 teachers, 31,000 classrooms and 6,000 schools. While there are 20,000 teachers, 17,000 classrooms and only 4,000 schools, for the 1.5 million students in the northern and far north regions.

According to the latest Human Development Index report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the average schooling time among young men is 7.6 years while the required time is 13 years.

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