North West: Teachers’ Strike Enters Sixth Week

Bamenda streets were empty and void of students and pupils, as well as commercial activities.

The Anglophone teachers strike that have kept schools in the North West and South West Regions closed since November 21, 2016 is still to get a way forward as members of the Inter-ministerial Ad hoc Committee to review and propose solutions to the concerns raised by Cameroon Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions and the trade union leaders did not come to a consensus last Thursday 12 and Friday13 January 2017.

Despite the fact that some of the concerns have been sorted out while  some are  already in the pipeline, the teachers trade unions are yet to call off the strike.  During a sojourn to some of the schools in Bamenda this Monday January 16, all the schools were deserted and school gates remained closed even without watchmen at the gate.  On the streets of Bamenda, the story is not different as the population is respecting a two-day ghost town called by the Anglophone Civil Society Consortium to protest the shooting of youths during the dialogue meeting with the inter-ministerial committee on Friday in Bamenda. “No schools, no movements, stay indoors on Monday and Tuesday 16th and 17th  2017”. 

This is the password following a decision of the 14th of January declaring a ghost town in the North West and South West regions by the Cameroon Civil Society Consortium. A press release to this effect signed by Barrister Nkongho Felix, Dr Fontem A. Neba and Tassang Wilfred, Protest the shooting and arbitrary arrest and maiming of people by the pol...



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