IGI-FITCAM Cameroon Universities Transparency Initiative (UB-CUTI- 2009-2011)
The International Governance Institute’s Focal Integrity Team for Cameroon (FITCAM) proposed project to strengthen the internal mechanisms of the University of Buea for tracking and curbing corruption, is one of the proposed strategies to enhance the institutional performance of higher education establishments in Cameroon. The proposed UB anti-corruption action is premised upon a strategy of strengthening the effectiveness of the university’s internal mechanisms, which are relatively untried, and also, to carry out a significant test of the new structures put in place by the government of Cameroon through the Ministry of Higher Education.
The positive reputation University of Buea enjoys internationally further reinforces the culture of pride, which exists in relation to the University. The UB project was therefore an opportunity for the University to serve as a groundbreaking force behind the anti-corruption movement in Higher Education Institutes constantly encouraged by the Head of State-H.E.Paul Biya. This report is therefore a compressive description of the objectives and outcomes of the UB project in addition to its replicability and sustainability in reducing corruption in Higher Education Institutions in Cameroon.