Pan African Institute announces admission after agreeing with Ministry of Higher Education
-Classes resume October 17, 2016
By Nkong Ndem Peter
The Secretary General of the Pan African Institute for Development (PAID), Prof. Emmanuel Kamdem, who also doubles as UNESCO Chairman, has in a Press Release issued on September 5, 2016 reminded the public on the enrolments at the Pan African Institute Regional offices in Cameroon as follows: Douala IPD-AC, Buea PAID-WA, Burkina Faso Ouagadougou IPD-AOS, Morocco: Rabat-Sale IPD-AN, and Zambia Kabwe PAID-ESA. In the same release, the Secretary General also insisted on text application and reseat examinations currently going on in all campuses mentioned above.
On September 9, 2016, the Director of Pan African Institute for Development (PAID-WA), Buea, Dr. Umen Essia signed a Press Release informing the public, students, and would-be students that the misunderstanding that led to the Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, signing a Press Release on some doubts about the school, has been resolved amicably and that their academic programs are continuing unperturbed.
According to the Press Release, PAID-WA’s Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are valid both nationally and internationally, adding that admissions into various Diplomas, BSc, PGD and MA degrees are going on; particularly as classes are scheduled to begin on October 17, 2016.
He added that MA programmes are equally done on-line as hundreds have graduated through the scheme. It would be recalled that Pan African Institute for Development was created in Geneva, Switzerland in the 60s to assist the African Continent with support from the United Nations and the erstwhile Organization of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU).
The ex-students, diplomats and management of PAID-WA have expressed gratitude to the Minister of Higher Education Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo for paying attention to the clarification by PAID-WA officials and for allowing them to carry on with their programmes as the case had all along been.
Meanwhile, many ex-students, most of them well placed denizens, have welcomed the news of the resumption of classes in the school come October 17, 2016 and promised to ensure the institution moves from strength to strength, given that it also accommodates foreign nationals from other West Africa countries. One of them told The Star that the Pan African Institute for Development is a citadel for academic excellence.