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5 September 2017 No Comment

Minister Youssouf Hadidja Alim in warm chat with New MINEDUB Inspector General Prof. Mrs. Justine Njika at the Yaounde City Council Hall

By Theodore M. Ndze
The new Inspector General in the Ministry of Basic Education, Prof. Mrs Justine Alemnjong Njika, has begun work following her appointment by the President of the Republic and installation by the Minister Basic Education, Youssouf Hadidja Alim on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Yaoundé City Council Hall.
Speaking at the installation ceremony, Minister Hadidja Alim while congratulating her for appointment and confidence bestowed on her by the Head of State, called on the new IG to offer her best in her new exalting duties. She challenged her to live up to expectation and bring her wealth of experience as a lecturer to the ministerial department. The Minister prescribed assiduity, efficiency and effectiveness at work for the new MINEDUB inspector general.
Youssouf Hadidja Alim urged Prof. Justine Njika to be objective, discipline and collaborative while performing their assigned duties. She told her to quickly familiarise herself with the ministry’s programmes for 2017. She reminded the new IG that her role was that of coordinating the work of staff at all levels.
Talking to the press, Prof. Mrs Justine Njika described her appointment as “a consecration and recognition” by President Paul Biya for services rendered since June 1987. She promised not to fail the Head of State, pledging to contribute her quota to improve the quality of education for young children.
Prof. Njika said though the challenges ahead of her were daunting, every challenge can be turned into a perspective which can enable each and every one do his/her work the way he/she is supposed to do it.
“Talking about being prepared, first of all I am teacher and who says a teacher talks about pedagogy. Like the humourists stated during the installation, I am just a just person placed in that position to verify how pedagogy is being done in the Ministry of Basic Education, the foundation Ministry of all the education systems of the world.
The new MINEDUB Inspector General who hails from Azi, Lebialem Division in the South West Region is a lecturer from the Higher Teacher Training College, ENS Yaounde. She is married and mother of many children.
Amongst the many personalities who took part in the installation ceremony included the Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Zacharie Perevet, the Secretary of State for Basic Education Benoit Ndong Soumhet, businessman and Lebialem elite, Nkemacha Tanju Charles and SOPECAM Chief of Service, Martin Nkematabong, friends, relatives and well-wishers.

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