Cameroon – Anglophone Problem: Biya must now decide!

Written by Deckson N.

By proposing on Monday the solutions taken during the negotiations with the government, in its second session held in Bamenda in the northwest on 12 and 13 January, the president of the interministerial committee, seems to have invited the Cameroonian president to decide.

The Cameroonian government, which has called on trade unionists to “lift the order to strike” in the two English-speaking regions of the country, has “invited” the parents of pupils enrolled in schools, colleges, North West and South West, as well as trade unionists and officials of public or private schools or universities in these two regions, “to allow pupils and students to join the classrooms as soon as possible“.

Paul Ghogomu Mingo, has also witnessed national and international opinion on the attitude of “those who take students hostage for political purposes, notwithstanding the right to education which is an important prescription Of our Constitution “.

The state will ensure the safety of the school and university youth of Cameroon effectively, as it guarantees that of all Cameroonians and foreigners living in our country“, argues the president of the ad hoc committee.

The 20 points raised by the English unions were examined, with “serious“, “rigor” and “objectivity“.

As solutions, the Government said it had taken account of the demands made by the trade unions, through decisions such as the special recruitment of 1000 young bilingual teachers, the first wave of which was being integrated.

The organization in 2017 of the National Education Forum. And, the grant this year, to the primary and secondary schools of a grant of 2 billion FCFA.


Regarding federalism, which is now the main demand of the Anglophone teachers’ unions, President Biya recalled in his speech of 31 December that the form of the State was non-negotiable, “Cameroon is one and indivisible “Said the Cameroonian president.

On Monday, in the north-west and south-west, the shops remained closed. Trade unionists launched strike slogans.

Valiant students who wished to go to school and did not want to follow the slogan were taken to task and suffered the violence of a few people.

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