An American education is known throughout the world for its excellence, flexibility and for the range of opportunities it affords. Its system attracted almost 700,000 international students and scholars from around the world in 2010 (nearly 4% of all students enrolled in higher-level education). This number is bound to increase significantly, as US universities increase their international recruitment programs, in order to maintain the country’s global competitiveness.
Public universities in Cameroon currently graduate more than 20,000 students with bachelor’s degrees annually. These graduates, who make up only about 20% of each incoming class, represent the most capable, resilient, hard working and forward looking students that Cameroon can produce. About 70%* of these graduates remain unemployed up to 4 years after graduation. Almost ALL these Cameroonian students and scholars ( from both the English speaking and French speaking zones ) are deserving of, and indeed, desire seeking higher education opportunities in the US. However, only 1800 students from Cameroon were reported enrolled in #US
universities in 2010, while hundreds of thousands continue to be frustrated in their search for personal growth opportunities both within and outside Cameroon.
The problem of low enrollment in US universities from Cameroon certainly is not the barrier of English language (for Francophones or Anglophones), as the vast majority of US international students come from non-English speaking countries. It is neither due to financial constraints, as the wealthiest 5% Cameroon High school graduates can readily pay their undergraduate education, while most graduate admits will readily receive financial assistantship like their counterparts from other parts of the world.
The main problem preventing students in Cameroon from taking advantage of opportunities in American Higher education is that they have difficulties fulfilling clearly defined admission requirements (see Application Process ) https://sites.google.com/site/cameducc/application-process
Without good information, Exam prep materials, supportive services and mentorship, many highly deserving students end up frustrated trying to seek favors from family and friends in the US. Others take months to complete transactions that could be done in minutes. Yet, without a clear, readily accessible path through the application process, more students simply give up trying… and with that, their hopes for an American education and personal success.
ILEC-EDUC.com (International Language and Education Centre) is an education institution, formed to make admission into US universities easier for Cameroon students. For those of you who have already made the choice to study in the United States or would like more general information about the USA and its education system, you are now faced with the task of matching your goals and needs with the right program. Answers to your research questions can be found here, from the information we’ve collected from educators to real-life stories from other non-U.S. students like you.
We look forward to helping you, as you consider continuing your education in the United States. You will find all of the tools you need to compile your necessary research in deciding if the United States is the best place for you – we have gathered valuable information on educational, social, cultural and economic aspects of studying in the U.S.
Many schools and programs offer international students great opportunities for learning and enrichment in the United States, and we know that choosing one can be an extensive and exhausting process. Find out what program is right for you and make the right choice