Cameroon – Far North: To fill the void left by teachers fleeing Boko Haram, soldiers decided to start teaching in schools in the Far North Region

Written by Deckson N.

The weakening of Boko Haram by the Cameroonian army made it possible to reopen, on behalf of the academic year 2016/2017, schools in the Far North Region which had closed because of the exactions of the Islamist sect Of Nigerian origin.

But many teachers who had fled the zones of fighting to preserve their life elsewhere, dragged on to take up the chalk. In order to ensure the education of the abandoned pupils, some soldiers decided to take the chalk. “The army reopened the Madina Public School (10 km from Fotokol) which currently has 150 pupils. The military serve as teachers. Equipment is missing for these brave men, “informs our colleague Guibai Gatama.

It is necessarily good news in the avalanche of sadness that has been causing for three years in the Far North Region, Boko haram. Last year, ministries in charge of national primary and secondary education reported that more than five hundred teachers had dropped out of classrooms to escape the war.

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