Prof. Dorothy Limunga Njeuma : Sterling Chair Of Educational System Committee

One of the hottest topics for discussion at the Major National Dialogue from September 30 to October 4, 2019 at the Yaounde Conference Centre to help end the war in the North West and South West Regions was education. This is more so as it all began with a strike by teachers’ trade unions in the North West and South West Regions before evolving into an armed conflict.
At the root of the 2016 teachers’ industrial action was the alleged domination, marginalization and gradual erosion of the English sub-system of education. Talk about education in English-speaking Cameroon, Prof. Njeuma knows it to her finger tips. Appointed Vice Minister of Education way back in 1975, pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea, and later Rector of the University of Yaounde I, Mrs. Njeuma has seen it all. For, complaints about the gradual erosion of the “Anglo-Saxoness” in the quality of education dispensed in the English-speaking regions of the country did not begin in 2016. Rather, they date back to the 1970s by Anglophone students in the then Federal University of Cameroon, Yaounde – today split into the Universities of Yaounde I and II.
It was therefore no surprise that given such rich background, knowledge and experience, the soft-spoken former university lect...



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