Cameroon Gets Seven Chevening Fellowships for 2009
At a send-off reception held on 07 January, the Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) Gillian Edwards and Cameroon’s Commonwealth Minister J D Ngute asked the new fellows to use the UK experience to up their leadership in their various fields.
The DHC celebrated the fellows’ lifetime membership of a global Chevening network, saying “through the Chevening scheme, the UK hopes to make a contribution in helping develop this country’s next generation of leaders who will tackle them.” full speech
Minister Ngute, himself a Chevening alumnus, assured the new awardees that they would find training in the UK “extremely sound both in theory and practice”.
While congratulating the fellows on their awards, the current President of the Cameroon Chevening Alumni, Prof George Elambo Nkeng, promised them the Chevening experience would prove a career-lasting companion. “We feel good about it,” he said, “and are sure you’ll be back home to share the experiences.”
The seven fellows, who come from both the public and private sectors, will each spend 12 weeks at leading UK universities studying and interacting with others on governance, democracy, security, human rights and the relations between governments and civil society.