Cameroon, Education

Education for social change in Cameroon

Number: 134.1014

In Cameroon, corruption, rising living costs, unemployment and terrorist attacks by Boko Haram threaten social cohesion. Since 2016, a conflict between separatists in the Anglophone regions and the Francophone central government has escalated, causing civil war-like conditions in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. Against this background, good academic and context-based training of qualified theologians is crucial. The theological seminary in Kumba (PTS) and the theological faculty in Yaoundé (PUCA) train theologians in ecumenical openness, with reference to the Cameroonian tradition and the current social reality. The innovative, interdisciplinary programmes and approaches on eco-theology, peace and trauma healing empower students to become "agents of change" in their churches and communities. They ensure that churches use their potential in the midst of crisis to give people hope and offer assistance.

 

Activities

The scope of duties primarily includes the following activities:

- Bachelor of Theology's Programme & Master's Programme in Theology at PTS.

- Development of online programmes and intranet system at PTS

- Agrology courses for future pastors at PTS

- Licence-Maîtrise-Doctorate Programme at PUCA

- Implementation of the new programme "Eco-Theology" at PUCA

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