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Achille Ekeu Honors the Minister of Secondary Education of Cameroon

Updated: Mar 22, 2022

The Minister of Secondary Education of Cameroon, Professor Nalova Lyonga Pauline, received The "Special ADEAN AWARD for Leadership, Excellence and Transparency in Management" by the Association of former students of ENSET ANNEXE of Nkolbisson, best known under the French acronym as ADEAN. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at the Distance Education Centre in Yaounde.

Achille Ekeu, the President and CEO of The Washington Valuation Group is the Founder & Chairman of The ADEAN AWARDS program that he created in 2017 in Washington as part of the employee engagement and retention program he offers in his consulting firm to businesses with high attrition rates. This annual AWARDS program focuses on recognizing people in organizations at every level for their accomplishments and devotion to their professions. It also encourages and rewards people who go above and beyond their call of duty to publish a book, create a company to provide jobs to unemployed people, pursue and obtain a Doctorate Degree, and give back to their communities through caritative actions of significance.

During the official ceremony, Pr. Nalova Lyonga Pauline was represented by the Secretary-General of her Ministry, Pr. Fabien Nkot, with all the leaders and stakeholders of the Education family of Cameroon present to witness this Special AWARD ceremony. In Cameroon, the Chairman was represented by a delegation of four former honorees, under the leadership of Ajah Peter Tamasang, assisted by Simon Mairo, Laurence Tchantchou, and Fritz Bell. The Chairman, Achille Ekeu delivered a powerful and strong speech through zoom from Washington during this solemn ceremony. He mentioned that the organizing committee based on public data and facts obtained on the ground decided to offer this Special Award to the Minister of Secondary Education for her actions taken to improve the educational system in Cameroon.

As a reminder, Achille Ekeu is a US citizen of Cameroonian descent, resident of Maryland who graduated in 1992 from ENSET Annex of Nkolbisson in Yaounde, the Capital of Cameroon with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Technical High School Teaching Degree (DIPET1). ENSET is a High School Teachers and Engineering School that is part of the University of Douala, previously known as the University Center of Douala.

For more about this special event, here is the link to the Ministry of Secondary Education's press release. Click Here!

To watch the video of the event, click here.

Here are some pictures of the Special ADEAN Award Ceremony.

From left to right: Ajah Peter Tamasang (Delegation Leader), Simon Mairo, Chairman Achille Ekeu, SG Fabien Nkot, a view of the education leadership of Cameroon, Laurence Tchantchou giving the Special Award to the SG Fabien Nkot, representing the Minister of Secondary Education; and the family picture of the participants at the Award ceremony.

Thank You!

Achille Ekeu, MBA, CVA


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