The Project for Improvement of the Primary Schools in Cameroon (Phase Ⅲ)

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In Cameroon, the number of children enrolled in school has been increasing rapidly with the economic recovery since 1995, and the shortage of classrooms and overcrowding has become more serious. In response to this, Japan has built 61 schools with 773 classrooms through the first and second elementary school construction plans, but the overall number of classrooms has remained at about half of the government's target of 2,500 classrooms per year, and there has been insufficient progress in improving the situation. In response to this situation, the Government of Cameroon has requested the Government of Japan to provide grant assistance for the construction of 33 elementary school in the Central, Southern, Southwestern, Northwestern and Northern provinces.

Project description

The construction of classrooms (426 classrooms in total), principal's office and latrine building was carried out for all 33 requested sites for which sufficient facility needs were identified through surveys. The facilities at each site were standardized as much as possible to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of construction, and in principle, two-story buildings were used, while one-story buildings were applied to small schools in the suburbs to ensure harmony with the surrounding environment. For the northern and northernmost provinces, where the climate is very different, the ventilation and heat measures were fully considered.

  • LOCATION         Cameroon
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 1-2stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    33site, 432classroom, Total 45684㎡
  • COMPLETION        2004
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision