President Biya has created an inter ministerial mission to negotiate this Friday with English-speaking teachers who are planning to launch a strike action on the 21st of November. Cameroon Intelligence Report understands the committee is composed of cabinet ministers responsible for training, education and higher education.
The objective is to negotiate with the union of the teachers, in order to put an end to the announced disengagement during this period when all eyes have turned towards Cameroon, due to the 10th edition of the female Africa Cup of Nations Which starts in Yaoundé on November the 21st.
The interdepartmental committee will examine the grievances of Anglophone teachers who plan to launch an unlimited strike action on November the 21st. Among the demands of the English-speaking teachers’ union, is the withdrawal and reclassification of all francophone teachers from Anglophone classrooms, with the exception of bilingual teachers.
The union has also requested for the withdrawal of Francophone speakers and administrators from the Anglo-Saxon universities of Bamenda and Buea. This threat of a strike by English-speaking teachers follows an earlier action by Anglophone lawyers.
By Ebong Kingsley in Yaounde