CAMEROON: Expansion plan for Douala University

A big expansion programme is the priority for the University of Douala this year, the rector Bruno Bekolo Ebe (pictured) has announced.

Despite many achievements, 2010 had been marked by many protest movements and an increase in student numbers that had caused problems of infrastructure, facilities and human resources, reported La Tribune of Yaoundé.

Under the programme a 3,000-seat lecture hall and a teaching block with capacity for 3,500 students will be built; and the Logbessou campus will become operational, housing the faculties of industrial engineering and of medicine and pharmaceutical sciences, and a library with 800 places, reported the state-run newspaper.

Professor Bekolo Ebe also said there would be dialogue and consultation with the different actors of the university community to strengthen the 'social climate', reported La Tribune.

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