Organized by the University of Maroua, with the participation of 120 secondary school teachers. Thanks to local authorities and media interest
The University of Cameroon has opened its doors to Italy, both real and virtual doors, to host the first training course for Italian teachers in secondary schools in the African country.
Established thanks to the contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the course was organized and coordinated by the University of Maroua (capital of the region in the far north of Cameroon), through its Ecole Normale Supérieure, and by the National Pedagogical Inspectorate for the Italian language in Cameroon, at the Ministry of Secondary Education. The lessons, aimed at 120 high school teachers, took place last December in four different cities (Maroua, Dschang, Douala and Yaounde) and were held remotely by professors from the Ca’ Foscari and Siena universities.
The Cameroonian authorities have thanked the Italian government for its contribution, which made it possible to highlight the inter-university cooperation between the two countries, confirming the strong interest in the Italian language in Cameroon, which is currently being studied in five universities, 76 state high schools and a number of private language centres. The media attention paid to the course and to the solemn closing of proceedings was significant, with reports and interviews from national television and radio stations.