According to information released by
@CRTV_web, CRTV’s official Twitter account, the governor of the South West Region, Bernard Okalia B, has ordered the liberation of the students arrested during the strike of last Monday at the university of Buea.
Le gouverneur du Sud Ouest ordonne la libération des étudiants arrêtés lors des manifestations de lundi dernier à l’université de Buea.
— CRTV web (@CRTV_web) December 1, 2016
This should bring a smile on many parents’ lips, considering the inhuman treatment these students might have received from these men in uniform who were sent to calm the strike started by the students.
As a reminder, since 10:30 am on Monday morning, students from the University of Buea in the southwest, (English-speaking part of the country), were demonstrating peacefully within the campus.
The students claimed that they receive the Academic Excellence bonus of 50,000 FCFA.
The students also demanded that the payment of CFAF 10 000, instituted by the Rector, be terminated for penalties for failure to meet the deadline for payment of tuition fees online.
Finally, students demanded that the functions of French-speaking teachers, who teach only in French, be terminated.
To contain the peaceful demonstration of students, police forces were deployed on campus, where shots in the air were fired to disperse the crowd, and many students were later arrested and bundled like thieves.