The Cameroonian government said on Monday that it will take “all measures” to ensure schools reopen hitch-free in the war-torn English-speaking regions of the country.
The government will spare no effort in assuming its responsibilities so that young girls and boys in Northwest and Southwest, like their counterparts in other parts of the country, can enjoy their right to schooling, education and training, Rene Emmanuel Sadi, Cameroon’s minister of communication told a press conference in the capital of Yaounde, on Monday.
“The government wishes to reassure the population about the measures taken by the administrative authorities and security forces to create conditions for safe school reopening despite the threats of all kinds,” Sadi added.
Schools are due to start in Cameroon early September but armed separatists have announced plans to paralyse activities in the English-speaking part of the country in the first three weeks of the new school year.
Insecurity in the two regions has left more than 4,400 schools forcibly closed, according to a UNICEF report released earlier this month. Enditem