These men of the forces of law and order also serve there as teachers.
In Madina, a locality located some fifteen kilometers from Fotokol, in the Far North, Cameroonian soldiers have opened a primary government school and give at the same time teachings to the children of the village, indicates the weekly L’Oeil Of the Sahel on Thursday 17 November 2016.
According to the DO of the Fotokol subdivision, who came to the scene on 5 November, “it is an initiative of the military. In the past, there was no school in this village and they created it. ” In this locality impoverished by the war, the parents welcomed with joy this action. “In addition to ensuring our safety, they offer our children the only thing that will enable them tomorrow to face society with better weapons, education. We thank them, because they are not obliged to do it, “commented one inhabitant.’
Unfortunately, at the Madina school, which has about 150 pupils in class one and class two, there is no teaching material for teachers or tables-benches or classrooms. “We hope that the state and the souls of good will will help this school to be truly one,” urges a parent.
Note that the school of Madina is not the only one to have been opened by these uniform men. According to the newspaper, soldiers also reopened government schools in Sagmé and Soueram. Contrary to the previous one, the schools of these two localities certainly have infrastructures, but the teachers have for some time deserted their posts. This despite the numerous communiques of the authorities inviting them to join their work stations. Fortunately, military teachers have taken over. But for how long ?