The people of Ndop in Ngoketunjia Division, North West region have reportedly jeered at the Minister of Secondary Education, Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe Sunday January 8, 2017 during his working visit to the region as part of measure to lure teachers, students and pupils go back to school this Monday.
In a crisis meeting held in Ndop, the people threatened to walk out of the gathering as soon as the minister started delivering his speech in French.
The Secondary education boss was compelled to speak in English for close to thirty minutes after the people pressed on him to do so. After addressing the people in English Jean Ernest Bibehe begged for permission and read his speech in French which was interpreted in English by the Regional Delegate for secondary Education Mombakuet Victor.
The minister who has a one week mission to the North West region has been moving from one town to the other trying to lure stakeholders to give go ahead for school resumption Monday. On Saturday January he met with leaders of Trade Unions in Bamenda in which he is said to have been on bended knees for them to call off the strike action. The Bamenda meeting did not yield fruits.
41 Youths Arrested Soon To Be Released
A source has revealed that the youths arrested in Bamenda on December 8, 2016 following the strike action will be released late Sunday or early Monday. Their release is part of demands of the trade unionists who vowed that dialogue would continue if the youths are released and those who have died in prison buried. A source has hinted that they could be received by North West governor Adolphe LELE L’Afrique. The youths were among others who were released a forth night ago in Yaounde.
However the release of the youths was only a bargain for dialogue and not for strike action to be called off, a trade unionist reiterated to Journalists.
Via CIN by Wilson Musa