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Recruitment of international students into Cameroon tertiary institutions in the absence of international offices

Tanga, P.T.; Stears, L.H.

Abstract:
This chapter discusses the recruitment of international students into Cameroon higher education institutions. These universities have been operating without international offices and subsequently, student recruitment and concerns have been dealt with in a haphazard manner.  The authors discuss the evolution of Cameroon's tertiary institutions and the consequent 1993 Higher Education Reforms policy which enabled the creation of five additonal state universities that were given more academic and management autonomy.  This resulted in the optimal use of services and revived and maximised inter-university and international co-operation. The authors examine the strengths and weaknesses of these reforms which have ensured that the Cameroon education system opened its doors to international students, though without a precise policy.  The admission criteria into state universities as well as specialized institutions are discussed.          

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Chapter Title: Recruitment of international students into Cameroon tertiary institutions in the absence of international offices
Book Title: Internationalisation and human resource development in the African Union: challenges for the tertiary education sector
Edited by: J. van der Elst & C.C. Wolhuter
City: Potchefstroom, North-West Province, South Africa
Publisher: PUKKE Publications, North-West University
No. of Pages: 296-308


Date:2004
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:Cameroon
Keywords:Student Recruitment, International Students, Tertiary Institutions, Cameroon, Admission Criteria, International Links


File Size:88 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this chapter was granted by the publisher
Date Added:13 June 2008


Tanga, P.T.; Stears, L.H. (2004). Recruitment of international students into Cameroon tertiary institutions in the absence of international offices, In J. van der Elst & C.C. Wolhuter (eds), Internationalization and human resource development in the African Union: challenges for the tertiary education sector North-West University, North West Province, South Africa: PUKKE Publications, 296-301