Bamenda: Vice Chancellor says “issues raised by the trade unions were inextricably linked to the survival of the University”
Academic activities at the Bamenda University have been cut short following the hydra-headed strike action that rocked the city of Bamenda. The Cameroon Common Law Lawyers and the Anglophone teachers’ trade unions have issued ultimatums to the Biya Francophone Beti-Ewondo government to meet their demands.
Following the indefinite strike, thousands of students were attacked by Francophone soldiers loyal to the Yaoundé regime. The strike has affected every aspect of the functioning of the University of Bamenda. On Wednesday, students of the institution protested against the storming of their hostels by Francophone servicemen and women.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Bamenda, Prof. Theresia Nkuo-Akenji made public a statement yesterday Wednesday November 23rd 2016 relating to the happenings in the North West region and the university. Theresia Nkuo-Akenji noted that the staff and students of the university should distance themselves from all acts of incivility that may perturb the proper functioning of the University of Bamenda.
The Vice Chancellor observed that the issues raised by the trade unions were “inextricably linked to the survival of the University and should therefore be appropriately addressed and provided timely solutions.”
Below is a copy of Vice Chancellor Theresia Nkuo’s declaration.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with cables from Sama Ernest