Eric Wilson Fofack


Eric Wilson Fofack  (Middlebury-C.V. Starr School in Cameroon, Yaoundé) 

Erick Wilson Fofack is an associate professor at the Evangelic University of Cameroon and the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon, and teaches at the Middlebury-C.V. Starr School in Yaoundé. Fofack is an associate researcher at the Réseau Francophone de Recherches sur les Operations de Paix (ROP) of the University of Montreal, Canada, and at the Groupe de Recherches et d’Informations sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP) in Brussels-Belgium. His research focuses on Africa, in particular political history, UN crisis management, and education and conflict. He earned his PhD in the history of international relations at the University of Yaoundé.


Education for All in 2015: In between progress, obstacles, and hope in Central Africa 

In 2015, the international community, especially parts of Africa, will report on achievement made toward the MDGs as proclaimed by the United Nations in 2000. Since that time, African countries have made regional, intercontinental, or international agreements to allocate 15 percent of their state budgets to sectors like  education. Despite the promising efforts of Central African countries, such as Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Equatorial Guinea, progress has remained unsatisfactory. Between 2000 and 2011, total enrollments in primary school have increased to 70 percent; nevertheless, quality teaching is still lacking and good professional insertion is not guaranteed. This paper aims to provide insight into the means those states have utilized to improve education since 2000 and the difficulties they have encountered, as well as to propose solutions for better results after 2015.

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