St. John Bosco's College, is one of the very new colleges opened by the Catholic Diocese of Kumbo-Cameroon in September 2001. So far the college has successfully graduated two batches of students with very brilliant performance in the G.C.E. Examination. In the first year they scored 90.5% and in the second year it was 85.5%. This is far from being a downward trend because this time around, the staff and students are committed to producing an even more outstanding performance.
Ngarum is a village of about 8000 people in english speaking part of Cameroon. It is a typically rural environment. This college is the only secondary school in the region. Even though in its seventh year, the population has reached its highest only this year with 184 students enrolled in school of which 105 girls and 79 boys. Our hope is that this children should be able to pursue their education to at least the university level.
We have 13 teachers. Ngarum village has no electricity and no good source of drinking water.
Among these 184 students, 39 of them are staying in a rented residence under the supervision of the school. This provision is made available because of those students who come from a bit further away, so they can stay together under the college's control. We call this a semi-boarding facility with the hope that the school will one day acquire its own boarding facility. The students cook food for themselves.
As a very young institution, it is very slowly taking its time to grow. No doubt, on its own strength alone, it will surely take a very long time. The fact that parents are still learning how to pay fees can easily lead us to understand that if the same parents can try and buy books for the students, then they feel like they have really done so much. In other words, buying of text books is completely out of their agenda.
St. John Bosco's College, is one of the very new colleges opened by the Catholic Diocese of Kumbo-Cameroon in September 2001. So far the college has successfully graduated two batches of students with very brilliant performance in the G.C.E…