Very first UCAC scholarship outreach

by Universite Catholique d'Afrique Centrale
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach
Very first UCAC scholarship outreach

Dear friends,

Despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, UCAC was able to complete the 2019-2020 academic year well.

The year 2020-2021 effectively started on October 15, 2020, and is currently entering the phase of the end of semester exams.

UCAC has this year, all faculties and schools combined, around 4,650 students including 821 for the brand new Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences (FSJP) which effectively opened its doors this year at the Ekounou campus.

UCAC has also opened a printing plant at the Nkolbisson campus since October 2020. In addition, extension projects are underway, namely:
- The Higher Institute of Agronomy of Central Africa (ISAAC) in Bangui in the Central African Republic
- The Catholic University Hospital Center (CHU) in Mfou (a suburb of Yaoundé)

In our last report of September 28, 2020, we informed you of the fundraising by some alumni to the tune of $ 3,913.46 for the "Bernard Chandon-Moët" scholarships. These scholarships were in fact awarded to 17 students by the UCAC Central Scholarship Commission held on December 11, 2020. The list of these scholarship holders was communicated directly to the contributors.

UCAC celebrates an important event this year 2021, namely its 30 years of existence! The UCAC authorities have clearly expressed the wish that this thirtieth anniversary be celebrated under the sign of "the era of alumni", thus signifying the capital place that UCAC graduates must occupy in the management of their "alma mater”.

This is how the "UCAC Alumni Task Force" commission has been working for several months to digitize communication with graduates and to federate connection efforts. The concrete results will be visible soon.

UCAC reiterates its deep gratitude to its graduates, as well as to all the people and organizations who continue to support it in its training work.

Thank you again and again for your usual generosity through our partner GlobalGiving who is already announcing the little by little campaign which will take place from March 8 to 12, 2021.

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Dear friends,

 As we all know, the 2019-2020 academic year that is coming to an end has been seriously disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic. Despite this unforeseen event, UCAC made every effort to ensure that the year ended in good conditions, although a little later (end of August) than usual. As a result, the new academic year 2020-2021 will start with a delay of 2 weeks, i.e. October 15, 2020.

 In our report n°2 of November 1st 2019, we announced the opening of the new Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences in 2020-2021. The bet will be met, since the construction of the new building dedicated to this faculty has been completed, the management team and the faculty have been formed, the recruitment operations of students in the various sectors are underway.

 The relationship between UCAC and its graduates is getting stronger and more structured. Indeed UCAC, in collaboration with the graduates of various promotions, set up since a few months a "UCAC Alumni Task Force" whose objective is to set up an effective and efficient system which makes it possible to manage, thanks to the modern means of communication, relationships and interaction with graduates.

 It is in this vein already that with the graduates of the 1991-1997 promotions (that is to say the very first generations of UCAC), a fundraising operation was carried out during the months of July and August 2020 with the aim of funding some scholarships for the most deserving students. This operation was baptized "Bernard Chandon-Moët scholarship for academic excellence", in honor of the first dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management. As a result of this operation, alumni contributions to the GlobalGiving platform amounted to $ 3,913.46.

 UCAC reiterates here its deep gratitude to all its former graduates and to all souls of good will who have thus contributed to the scholarship fund which will help a few students during the new academic year 2020-2021.

 Thank you again and again for your usual generosity through our partner GlobalGiving.

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Dear friends,

The second semester of the current 2019-2020 academic year was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indeed, Cameroon has not been spared from this global disease to the point that the government has been forced to order the closure of all schools and university institutions since March 18, 2020 throughout the national territory, accompanied by the implementation of barrier measures to combat the spread of the virus.

UCAC therefore closed its doors since March 18, 2020. However, in order not to compromise the rest of the academic year, UCAC quickly implemented e-learning which has been effective since 06 April 2020. This measure enabled our students to follow the courses normally during confinement according to the planned program, so that to date at least 97% of the academic program is completed. The establishment and operation of the e-learning platform has resulted in significant unforeseen extra-budgetary expenditure.

The Cameroonian government has just authorized the reopening of school and university campuses from June 1, 2020 for face-to-face courses and end-of-year exams, although the threat of the Covid-19 remains worrying. With this in mind, UCAC has already taken essential measures to combat the threat of Covid-19 on its various campuses. We are therefore preparing to gradually reconnect with certain face-to-face academic activities, while continuing with e-learning to respect the measure of physical distance on campus as much as possible.

Your solidarity, as much as possible, will allow UCAC to cope with the unexpected additional expenses caused by the Covid-19 in order to serenely ensure the continuity of the training of our students.

Thank you again and again for your usual generosity through our partner GlobalGiving.

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Dear friends,

We are now in the midst of activities for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students are currently taking the first semester exams since January 27, 2020.

UCAC has been updating and expanding the graduate database since 1992, with a view to establishing an interactive platform between graduates and the administration of UCAC. The main objective of the platform is to enable graduates to be able to communicate with each other, to easily request services from the UCAC administration, to receive information (job opportunities, etc.) from companies via UCAC, but also and especially to make proposals / suggestions for the improvement of the functioning of UCAC.

For the current year 2019-2020, we are still waiting for your generous contribution to the scholarship fund to give hope to many bright students whose families are unable to pay the full tuition fees. This situation is further aggravated by the socio-humanitarian crisis that has raged for 3 years in the English-speaking area of Cameroon.

In sign of solidarity with this English-speaking minority, UCAC has also specially opened an English-speaking section in the "Management Economy" sector to allow young victims to continue their higher education; there are 40 of them this year. They therefore particularly need financial support.

We know we can count on your usual generosity.

Thank you already for your important support through our partner GlobalGiving.

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Dear friends,

 After the report of June 10, 2019 that we sent you, we are pleased to send you herewith the final results of the students who benefited from your generosity for the 2018-2019 academic year which ended in July 2019.

 Overall, the scholarship recipients worked well and passed their academic year. We would have liked to send you the annual academic results of the fellows. But because of the privacy clause, GlobalGiving does not admit this on its site. In any case we remain at your disposal for any further information you may need on this subject. However, as a reminder, you will find attached the list of beneficiaries with the amounts allocated.

 The new academic year 2019-2020 has started since the beginning of this month of October 2019. UCAC will host a total of approximately 4,500 students in its various institutions, namely: 

- Faculty of Social Sciences and Management: 1,824

- School of Health Sciences: 1,500

- UCAC-ICAM Institute (School of Engineers in Industrial Maintenance): 632

- Faculty of Theology: 248

- Faculty of Philosophy: 130

- Continuing Education (MBA): 155

- Department of Canon Law: 20

 UCAC is currently in full expansion with the construction (ongoing) of a Faculty of Law and Political Science which will end in July 2020 to be operational from the academic year 2020-2021. As early as March 2020, the construction of a Hospital-University Complex will be launched on behalf of the School of Health Sciences. In Bangui (Central African Republic), the construction of a Higher Institute of Agronomy is progressively advancing. Lastly, UCAC has just obtained land reserves in Doba, Laï and Moundou (Republic of Chad) for the future construction of a Higher Teaching School and a Higher Institute of Veterinary Medicine.

 The solemn academic launching of the year 2019-2020 took place on 23 October 2019 in the presence of the Rector (Prof. Jean Bertrand Salla), the Minister of Higher Education and the Grand Chancellor of UCAC. The inaugural lesson, delivered by Prof. Jean Robert Kala, focused on the theme "Artificial intelligence: an opportunity for Africa".

Some pictures attached illustrate the atmosphere of the ceremony.

 We have already identified a number of needy students who need help to complete their school fees for this new academic year 2019-2020.

 We know that we can count on your usual generosity.

 Thank you already for your important and continuing support through our partner GlobalGiving.

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Universite Catholique d'Afrique Centrale

Location: Yaounde - Cameroon
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Universite Catholique d'Afrique Centrale
Gilles Noudjag
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Gilles Noudjag
Yaounde, Cameroon

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