Members of the teachers trade unions including Cameroon Teachers Trade Union, CATTU, Presbyterian Education Authority Teachers Trade Union, PEATTU, Baptist teachers Trade Union, BATTU, Catholic Education Workers trade Unions, CEWOTU, higher Education teachers Trade Union, SYNES and Teachers Association of Cameroon, TAC have announced that schools might remain paralyzed come 2017 and will be extended to all ten regions if the government does not solve the problems raised by the teachers before resumption of school for second term.
The NESG of CATTU, Wilfred Tassang reiterated, “The teachers union has resolved that if these issues are not properly addressed before the beginning of the 2017 academic year, the strike will be extended to other regions where Anglophone children attend school and the teachers union have reaffirm their stand for Federalism as the ultimate solution to our problems.”
In a Press Conference held in Bamenda, North West region Thursday December 29, 2016, the teachers rubbished report read by Paul Goghomu, President of the ad hoc committee. They say the 11 points were cooked by the Yaoundé delegation to give an impression that they have met with students and parents.
Wilfred Tassang, Executive Secretary General of CATTU quoted Minister Fame Ndongo as saying that “all what we had presented as grievances are false not true, he read them and said not true so what are they coming to solve?”
The teachers inter alia are asking for the youths arrested in Bamenda and Kumba to be released without conditions, the redeployment of Anglophone teachers teaching in French sub system of education to that of English and vice versa.
Culled from CIN