Governor Lele Hails SHUMAS For Constructing, Equipping 1,000 Schools Across Cameroon

Jul 3, 2024

Director General SHUMAS, Ta Mformi Stephen Njodzeka Ndzerem

By Chris Mbunwe

Northwest Governor, Adolph Lele L’Afrique, has qualified and elevated the Director General of Strategic Humanitarian Services, SHUMAS, Ta Mformi Stephen Ndzerem Njodzeka, to the highest level of a quiet development achiever who has cut across Cameroon and beyond as far as building and equipping schools is concerned.

“I must state here, without blinking, that, in constructing, equipping classrooms, health centres, bringing water, giving humanitarian assistance to vulnerable persons, donation of science laboratories to secondary schools and, above all, the building of classrooms from nursery to high schools, both private and public has made government to embrace SHUMAS as a permanent and veritable partner of Government in development,” the Governor said.

One of the finest Schools, St Paul's Nursery & Primary School Mile 3 Nkwen
One of the finest Schools, St Paul’s Nursery & Primary School Mile 3 Nkwen

Governor Lele made this declaration at a heavily attended 85th anniversary celebration of Yah Helena Ngo, the mother of the Director General of SHUMAS, Ta Mformi Stephen Njodzeka Ndzerem, recently in Bamenda.

Equally, the Divisional Officer, DO, for Bamenda III, Austin Ayuni Sakah, at another occasion to hand over six of the nine modern equipped classrooms to St. Paul Nursery & Primary School Ntakikah, in Mile 3 Nkwen, Bamenda, reiterated that SHUMAS has touched all the 58 Divisions of Cameroon in its development drive. Catholic Education Authorities, Rev. Fathers Waindim and Collins, speaking on behalf of the local communities, lavished praises on SHUMAS for realising the project. 

The multitasking maestro in development, the Director General of SHUMAS, Stephen Ndzerem, said he responded positively to the appeal of the school authorities to construct the classrooms so as to solve the perennial problem of over-crowding. 

He was grateful to the entire community who contributed in supplying labour and the rest that facilitated the realisation of the project within seven months, despite the numerous ghost towns in Bamenda. 

Impressed with the solidarity of the community and the local Church, Mformi Ndzerem said, if he is called again to carry out development projects in the area, he will not hesitate. Above all, he averred: “We could not realise this project and others in 58 Divisions of Cameroon without our International partners ‘Building Schools for Africa’. Our mission and vision has been, and will continue to be; providing an enabling, comfortable environment for quality education in Cameroon and beyond. I have come to realise that the pupils of this school are very intelligent because of the high quality teachers, reasons why their performances at end of course examinations have never fallen below 100 percent,” Mformi Ndzerem concluded.