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merit, athletic ability, financial needs or other criteria specific to the group giving the award. For example, there are many
scholarships available for only a specific minority including African Americans minority groups and women. Sometimes college
scholarships are given in a contest manner.
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Thousnads of applicants are rushing to find out their status following the publication of the results of entrance examinations into the Grammer and Technical sections (HTTTC) of the Teachers Training College (ENS) of the University of Bamenda last Friday. Each year thousnds of job seekers are recruited into this school to make up for the acute shortages of professional teachers in secondary and high schools around the country.
Geography, Physics, Mathematic, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History, Modern Letters, French...are the main subjects offered in the college. This year about a hundred positions were open for competition by qualified candidates. However, morethan ten thousand ended up sitting in for the entrance examinations. Many with awaited results of the Advanced level certificate.
Successful candidates are expected to undergo three years of intense training in the college before graduating as public service teachers of government colleges.
The acute shortages of trained teachers in the country is largely as a result of the brain drain phenomenon whereby government trained teachers, doctors and nurses emigrate to the west (United States and Europe) where they are paid higher salaries. Unfortunately, even when these unpatriotic compatiots are leaving for greener pastures abroad after costing the state millions in training, they manipulate to keep their salaries in Cameroon still flowing. Due to bureaucracy and uncomputerised system, it often takes some time to uncover such frauds.