Cameroon’s Minister of Communications, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, has announced the arrival of 2 Chinese engineers in Cameroon to help students facing difficulty with the PEBHev laptops.
In a message posted on his twitter handle the Minister announced that they are in Cameroon to provide technical assistance.
“2 Chinese engineers who are to provide their technical assistance are already in Cameroon. For now, they will be working at the Ministry of Higher Education. University students who may be facing any difficulty with their PB computer can meet them there.”
Last weekend, 80,000 laptops were delivered at the Nisimalen International airport, in Yaoundé. This delivery constitutes the first part of an order of 500,000 laptops destined to be shared for free, in the coming weeks, to young Cameroonian students.
The promise was made last year by Paul Biya as a means, to boost the development of digital economy and diffusion of knowledge in Cameroon.
Manufactured in China, these laptops are branded PB HEV, “Paul Biya Higher Education Vision”. Students from the universities of Yaoundé I and II, have already started collecting theirs. The second delivery, will be for students from the university Douala, Bamenda, and Buea. Private universities will come up next.
The budget for this project is estimated at 75 billion FCFA.