We recalled that on 19th August 2016, the Minister of Higher Education and Chancellor of Academic Orders in Cameroon’s Higher Education system sent out a communiqué, informing the Public and the Higher Education Community that the Pan African Institute for Development (PAID) is not affiliated with the Higher Education System of Cameroun. The Minister of Higher Education in his communiqué warned candidates registering in PAID for Bachelors, Master, and Ph.D. programs that doing so is at their own risks because their certificates would not be recognized by the Higher Education of Cameroon.
However, the Secretary General of PAID and officials of the Ministry met on August 26th for a crucial meeting as students, ex-students, and the public was already panicking as most students did not know what to expect.
Consequently, as a result of the meeting with Higher Education Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo on August 26th,the Minister sent out another Communique on the same day which stated that PAID-WA has started the accreditation process and inspection teams have been sent to the school for evaluation. PAID-WA and Higher Education officials reportedly met again on Monday, September 5th, 2016.
As a result of the meeting, the Regional Director of PAID-WA, Mr. Uwem Essia has sent out a public noticed which reads:
” The Regional Director of Pan African Institute For Development-West Africa (PAID-WA) Buea informs prospective and returning students, and the general public that the status of PAID-WA for running its professional BSc, PGD, and Master’s programmes was clarified to the authorities of the Ministry of Higher Education in Cameroon. Consequently, PAID-WA’s Bsc and Master’s degree certificates are valid and acceptable nationally and internationally. Admission into the various Diploma, BSc, PGD and Master’s programmes for 2016/2017 academic year are ongoing. Classes are scheduled to begin on 17th of October, 2016 “- the public notice concludes.
BaretaNews hopes without further polemics, this goes a long way to ending the calamity that was about to befall the institution and students who are currently enrolled and those graduated from the school.
God is still saying something.