Cameroon:University of Yaounde I inaugurates new cinema hall (CanalOlympia)

The 300 sitting capacity hall christened Canal Olympia was instated on 14th June 2016 by the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang.

The hall is a gift from the French business magnet Vincent Bolloré whose aim is to improve the academic status of young Cameroonian students and to improve the field of Cinematography in the country.

Apart from the 300 inner seats, the hall has an open stage that can accommodate thousands of people; with screening halls, concerts and show rooms.

While inaugurating the well-equipped hall, the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang lauded the great initiative, saying that it was a wonderful University with not only good Professors and teachers but a good cinema hall.

The Minister of Higher Education Jaque Fame Ndongo on his part said the facility will enable theatre Arts students turn knowledge into skills.

The students also showed a sign of excitements as the new cinema hall has come a long way to ease their pursuit on cinematography and theatre arts as a whole.

It was also revealed during the event that two more cinema halls will be created in Douala and Yaounde.


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