Apart from lecturing, the University of Yaounde, Soa II offers the possibility to its students to leave in the campus. While it’s advantageous to some, majority find it difficult.
Year II student, Apolony Mbama, studying fundamental law has a room on campus. ‘‘I have chosen here because the cost of rooms are affordable and cheap compared to areas like Ngoa-Ekelle’’, she says.
For others leaving in school is not their will. Bernadette Kankan a year I student says ‘I am new in Yaounde, leaving here is more secured for me, the time for me to adapt to the different areas’’.
In case of exams or even when lectures are programmed, it is likely advantageous for students not to come late. ‘‘in 5 minutes I reache my hall as it permits me to save transport money’’, says Tchanga Herman a master’s degree student political science .Living together in the campus is an essential tool. Here, you may see 2 or 3 students in the same room renting.
However, insecurity reigns; theft, fight, murder and rape incidents are often reported. For some, when you wash your shoes or dresses and dry it outside, people steal it. ‘’ we are tired of such behaviors’’ added Mbama Apolony a year 2 student studying economics.
Some still nostalgic with the tragic event that happened to Celestin Ngah Akoa a master’s degree I law student who was stabbed to death on campus. ‘’we are scared because it may happen to anybody next time’’ worries Djana a year 1 student studying accounting.
For some, they don’t feel comfortable; little rooms, some worn out, lack of places to dry dresses a situation which pushes many to dry it on their balcony. Insalubrity is a problem which they equally face with litter everywhere. They are hopeful the school administration will act, and fast.