News September 15, 2014 at 04:45 pm

Cameroon’s School of Penintentiary Administration Graduates Hundreds of Students

Roland Muma September 15, 2014 at 04:45 pm

September 15, 2014 at 04:45 pm | News

Cameroon Penitentiary Administration Graduates

 Buea, Cameroon (Face2Face Africa) The School of Penitentiary Administration, which is abbreviated in French as ENAP),has graduated some 246 trainees, after nearly 13 months of intense training in Buea, Cameroon.

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This school is the lone training institution for penitentiary administrators in the Central Africa sub-region and is now providing training to other nationals from neighboring countries, such as Gabon.

“Prisoners must be treated with respect. Those administrators who are found guilty of acts of Cameroon penitentiary graduatestorture meted out to prisoners will be punished severely. ” Cameroon’s Secretary of State for Justice, in charge with Penitentiary Administration, Mr. Jerome Doh, reminded the laureates as he chaired the ceremony at the Buea Independent Square.

This year’s graduation ceremony gave its first-ever diplomas in Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Engineering that were awarded to some trainees who are going to be practicing in the penitentiary milieu..

According to Mr. Doh, the penitentiary administrators who are agricultural engineers will be charged with mapping agricultural production by boasting agriculture development and resources in natural areas belonging to penitentiary institutions.

The veterinary aspects will be expected to revive animal husbandry and livestock building through the promotion of animal production, training of staff, and supervision of inmates in animal husbandry activities and livestock building.

This is a new policy being implemented by Cameroon’s penitentiary administration gearing toward the social rehabilitation of inmates once they are released from prison.

Some of the trainees expressed their challenges to Face2Face Africa, saying, “The challenges were enormous, but not that [they] could not be overcome. We had to train ourselves to adapt to the new program and get up from bed at 3 a.m. to prepare for activities at 4 am. At the beginning, it was very difficult, but with time, we got use to it. I am particularly impressed with my classmates as we were very disciplined. No one [was] punish[ed].’’

To another happy laureate, “The 13 months were a little bit tough because we needed some time to adapt to the military training during the first three months. But I thank God for seeing us through the training period.”

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