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Cameroon - Education sector memorandum : Main report (English)

The Cameroonian education system is plagued with a number of serious problems including: (i) uncontrolled enrollment growth which has outpaced provision of facilities and qualified teachers; (ii) absence of linkages between the education system and the industrial sector to ensure equilibrium of manpower supply and demand; and (iii) geographically skewed access to education. These imbalances are likely to impede the rational development of the education system if policies are not established and/or measures taken to deal with them. Volume one of this sector memorandum provides information on the socio-economic setting of Cameroon; the principal issues and gaps in the education sector--manpower and employment, access to education, internal efficiency, education expenditures, and educational planning and administration; government policies and plans for education; and the investment priorities and Bank strategy. There are three appendicies: 1) the Cameroon education system; 2) education finance and expenditure; and 3) comparative education indicators. Volume two of the sector memorandum is a statistical appendix.

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Cameroon - Education sector memorandum : Main report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.