The Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime has announced that there shall be a delay in the opening of the 2017-2018 academic year in Southern Cameroons. The Francophone Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo said in a statement that the delays have been granted due to the socio-political crisis in Southern Cameroons.
The anti Anglophone Minister of Higher Education observed that the universities in Buea and Bamenda will open their doors but in November 2017. According to his controversial explanation, “the academic year 2016-2017 ended in generally satisfactory conditions in both public and private academic institutions, with the exception of the universities of Buea and Bamenda who were allowed to extend their academic year “in order to respect the rate of coverage of educational programs following the strike movements that had severely disrupted academic activities in Southern Cameroons.
In order to ensure the harmonious development of academic activities in Southern Cameroons, Fame Ndongo further pointed out that “arrangements have been made by the relevant departments to allow the smooth running of the academic year.”
Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Buea and Bamenda together with other components of the university community have been told to carry out salutary actions to reassure parents and students. Fame Ndongo added that the Yaounde regime was counting on the churches to stifle the Southern Cameroons revolution and get children back to school.
By Rita Akana
Cameroon Intelligence Report