The genius of PAUGHSS students unveiled to the public
The presentation ceremony of their innovation and entrepreneurship ideas took place this Tuesday, December 20 at the Djeuga Palace in Yaounde_Cameroon.
Four (04) finalist teams presented their innovative projects. They were made up of students from the 9th class of the Master's programme and the 7th class of the PhD programme in Governance and Regional Integration at the University of Yaoundé II, and those from the 8th class of the Master's programme in Interpretation and Translation at the University of Buea.
The innovative ideas included the implementation of ultra-modern and intelligent public toilets within the city of Buea and the University of Buea campus in order to curb the problem of sanitation and hygiene; the processing of shea butter, and the production of energy and fertiliser through the processing of pig faeces. The team that worked on smart toilets won the competition unanimously. The evaluation criteria included innovation, feasibility and bankability of the project.
In addition to their initial training, students of the Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences of the Pan-African University benefit from a training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship which aims to give them tools to become Africans capable of transforming Africa in line with the objectives of the African Union's Agenda 2063.
To achieve the results presented to the public on Tuesday in Yaoundé, the students received two training sessions last November on various points, including "how to develop your ideas", "defining a problem", "building a team", "developing an idea and stimulating experience", etc.
The ceremony was presided over by the Rector of the University of Yaoundé II, Professor Adolphe Minkoa She in the presence of the Director of PAUGHSS, Professor Elizabeth Sarange Bosire Abenga and many actual and potential partners.