Some University students in Yaounde are allegedly getting rid of their computers by selling them to traders.
It was thanks to the “special youth plan” instigated by Paul Biya, in February 10, 2016 that the Minister of Higher Education signed on July 27, 2016 an agreement called “e-national higher education” with Sichuan Telecom Construction Engineering Co. Ltd. As a matter of fact, by granting a computer to each student from a public or private institution, Paul Biya proves his willingness to implement the “a computer for each student” project.
According to L’œil du Sahel, a trader from Avenue Kennedy explained that these “Students come here to sell their computers. Some students came here with the said computers the very same day they received it. We don’t sell them because we are afraid. Few days ago, there was inspection here to arrest those who resell those computers. No one was caught even though, many of us do sell them’.
To convince clients, those traders who “sell in secret” certify that, those computers have “a good RAM, a quality processor and an optimal screen resolution. Moreover, those computers have HDMI output that enables to do presentations without the need of a special VGA output like its the case with some computers”.
Apart from Avenue Kennedy, those computers are sold online on many sites, such as Bisness avenue Kennedy, Achetez et vendez en ligne or even Mokolo en ligne.