The top management of the International Institution has declared that the University will offer courses in the French language as from this academic year 2020/2021.
That was during the matriculation day organised on Monday November 30, 2020 at the University Campus in Messasi-Nyom, Yaounde.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Emmanuel Anyambod Anya, the decision to set up a French section, ties with the vision of Cameroon to promote it’s bilingualism.
The bilingualism nature of the Institution is one of the innovations this year.
Another major innovation this year is the attribution of scholarships for the first time to some students of the University.
About 20 PhD and Masters Degree students were announced as beneficiaries of the first phase of the scholarships with indications that more are in the pipeline.
Amongst them were virtually impaired students from the centre for the rehabilitated blind youths of Cameroon (CJARC).
Some relatives of the school children killed in Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, Kumba last October 24 were also handed scholarships to study in the University.
To the Founder and President of the Board of Trustees of the ICT University, Prof. Victor Mbarika, the University is determined to help the disabled and crisis hit students achieve their goals in life.
He further enjoined them to seize the opportunity given to them and beat the records of the Institution.
It should be noted that the beneficiaries of the scholarships were selected by the Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon.
Funding came in from ICT University Foundation USA and other partner Institutions and personalities.
The matriculation ceremony was placed under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Cameroon.
Over a hundred students took the matriculation oath to faithfully observe and obey the laws, rules and regulations of the University.
This part of the event was coordinated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Elisabeth Tamanjong.
The vice Chancellor of the ICT University, Prof. Emmanuel Anyambod Anya, after lauding the cordial relationship between the Institution and the Government of Cameroon, presented some requests.
He pleaded with the Government, through the Ministry of Higher Education headed by Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo to help in the construction of the wooden bridge that links the Institution and the rest of the town.
He equally pleaded with the Government to assist students of the ICT University with the President Paul Biya’s Higher Education Vision (PBHEV) laptops.