The Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s office Paul Ghogomu Mingo has hit hard perpetrators of ongoing strike action in the two English Speaking regions of the Cameroon.
In a Press Conference held in Yaoundé on February 13, 2017 the head of the Ad Hoc Committee created by Prime Ministerial order on November 29, 2016 to look into problems raised by Anglophone Teachers Trade Union Leaders, Paul Ghogomu said those who are observing the strike now after Trade Union leaders called it off on February 3, 2017 are simply disobeying the state with a different agenda other than teachers strike.
Mr Ghogomu said Five out of Six Trade Union leaders called off the strike meaning they meant business and wanted children to go back to school.
The Director of Cabinet at Prime Minister’s office announced the holding of a National Education Forum in the month of July 2017 which will be coming over 10 years after the previous one.
This Forum was part of the 19 recommendations adopted in Bamenda last January 13, 2017 during the last Ad Hoc Committee meeting which lasted for 14 hours.
Paul Ghogomu said some of these recommendations are already being implemented by their respective Education ministers.
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Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary says the disconnection of internet in the two regions is because some Cameroonians in the Diaspora were sending false information calling for civil disobedience.
Too reduce the deficit of Anglophone Engineers; the Government is previewing the creation of a Polytechnic school in Bamenda or Buea.
A new Teachers Training school ENSET will be created for Francophone schools after that of Douala to reduce presence of Francophones in Bamenda and Kumba.
Some 2970 PTA teachers will be recruited by end of 2017.
The Academic year could be altered to permit students and pupils catch up with weeks lost.