The Director General of the CCAA sponsors the activities of the “girl scientist“ at the ENSP in Yaoundé.

Published: Friday, 20 November 2020 05:49

This was reflected in her participation November 19, 2020 at the award ceremony for the winners of the competition organized within the framework of the 3rd edition of the Girls’ Engineers Week.

Within the framework of the festivities of the Association of Girls of the National Higher Polytechnic School, initially scheduled from 09 to 14 March 2020, several activities were organized, among which the competition for the setting up of projects.

The lucky winners of the said competition were thus awarded prizes during this ceremony of celebration of the girl scientist in which Madam the General Director of the CCAA, godmother of the event, took part.

The auditorium of amphitheatre 200 of this prestigious Polytechnic engineering school thus witnessed a high turnout of students from several other engineering schools such as the Ecole Nationale des Postes, the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics, the Institut Saint Jean and many high school and college students.

Three projects from renowned schools were awarded prizes and the prize for the high school projects went to the CETIC of Ngoa Ekele.  The innovative projects mounted by students and pupils had to do among other topics with, an electronic device to protect crops from animals, intelligent dustbins, an application against vehicle theft and an improved model of put together by CETIC of Ngoa and EKele.

In her speech, the Director General took the opportunity to present the aviation sector which is experiencing a general decrease in resources and even the bankruptcy of some companies due to the occurrence of COVID 19. In spite of this, the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) was able to find alternative solutions thanks to the determination of these young engineers to support these festivities whose theme was "the real stakes of the girl scientist in the world of work".

For Mrs. KOKI, aviation is the management of aircraft, i.e. planes, helicopters, drones, etc., but also of the airports that host them, i.e. runways and taxiways to be maintained, air-ground and ground-ground telecommunications, automaton systems, systems for the supply and control of electrical energy, fire safety, etc.. To do this, civil aviation requires a variety of skills, particularly in the fields of aircraft operation and maintenance, telecommunications, fire safety, civil engineering, electrical engineering, electrical engineering, etc. Thus, aviation concentrates a very large number of skills required for the functioning of our modern world.

She therefore invited these students to create, innovate and imagine solutions to make their dreams come true. Above all, the engineer's skills can be applied in all aspects of our modern life.

Also, civil aviation being a major sector in terms of opportunities by 2035, it is hoped that it will benefit from the skills of several of them either directly, or through subcontractors or research partnerships between the CCAA and the Ecole Polytechnique.