Patriotism : Role-models To Emulate

The Head of State, President Paul Biya in his recent message to his young compatriots has been consistent in presenting national heroes in all domains who through their various international victories have projected the positive image of Cameroon.
In his message on February 10, 2022 on the eve of the 56th edition of the National Youth Day, President Paul Biya delved into the sporting domain, especially within the context in which Cameroon successfully hosted the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON TotalEnergies 2021. He told the youths to follow the example of some of Cameroon’s valiant compatriots who recently won titles in their respective disciplines. He cited the example of Francis Ngannou who on January 23, 2022 won the World Mixed Martial Arts Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). President Biya also cited the examples of Eric Salvador Tchouyo who won the World Scrabble Championship and Francis Tchoffo who captured the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International title. 
Curious youths would have started striving for international titles, prizes and victories even since last year. This is because in his Youth Day message to the youths on February 10, 2021, he urged them, “If you embark on the conquest of the world, come back to build your country. Promote Cameroon like your compatriots namely: the physicist, Arsène Stéphane Tema Biwole, mathematician and computer scientist at the General Atomics; Thystère Djob Mvondo who has just brilliantly defended his doctorate thesis at the age of 22 and writer Djaili Amadou Amal who as you know, won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2020.”
The examples cited above are just a tip of the iceberg of Cameroonians who have done the country proud and have come back home as a show of patriotism. These are compatriots whose outstanding performances and sense of duty coupled with sacrifices have indicated their great sense of patriotism and done the country proud. The performances of these role-models and more importantly their patriotism have been helping to project the positive image of Cameroon and influence the perception the world at large have of the country.
Cameroon, according to President Paul Biya, needs youths who strive to preserve the country’s invaluable achievements of peace, national unity and institutional stabilit...



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