Fear of ICC: Minister Fame Ndongo calls on the Vice Chancellors of the Buea and Bamenda Universities to bear responsibility for their actions
Violations of Human Rights cannot any longer be justified on grounds of blind obedience of hierarchy even if one were a CPDM minister or a mercenary. This is the position upheld by Higher Education Minister, Jacques Fame Ndongo during a ceremony organized at his department to give the controversial minister New Year Wishes.
On January the 27th 2017 at the campus of the University of Yaoundé 1, Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Higher Education (MINESUP), asked the Vice Chancellors of Bamenda and Buea Universities to bear their responsibilities in the Anglophone Crisis.
“When the gendarmerie or the police comes into the University campus, it is upon the request of the Rector or Vice Chancellor, it is not at the request of the Minister of Higher Education,” Fame Ndongo said. The Minister added that “universities benefit from an academic, legal, administrative, financial and cultural autonomy”.
Jacques Fame Ndongo also revealed that being a Vice Chancellor is not only an honor but something that comes with a huge task attached to it “Decisions to take are painful and drastic to put order but you must bear responsibility for your actions.”
It should be recalled that soldiers stormed the universities of Buea and Bamenda in 2016 raped and killed many students.
By Chi Prudence Asong