By Ireneaus Chia Chongwain
(Note: The Minister of Defense has changed his decision allowing candidates from the English sub-system with 2 Advanced Level subjects to sit for the competitive exams into the combined Military Academy. This editorial was written before the decision was taken)
Recruitment into the military academy, which the Cameroon government recently ordered has, like most things in Cameroon, turned sour. Perhaps as a result of an expected massive response from potential aspirants and as a pre-emptive measure, the Ministry for Defence decided to tighten recruitment conditions which, unfortunately, seem to affect a group of candidates more than others. Aspirants from the English sub system should have three Advanced level subjects, while candidates from the French sub system require only a simple Baccalaureat pass to sit for the exam.