The Minister of Basic Education, Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, has said he hopes the timid start of the new academic year in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon, as well as in the Far North region of the country, will improve progressively as the days go by.
He said that unlike in the other regions, fear could be perceived on the faces of the few persons who braved the odds. Notwithstanding, he expressed relief with the serenity. “We are happy that there has been no violence till now, and we think that in the coming days, things will get to normal” Minister Etoundi Ngoa assured on Monday September 6, while speaking as guest of the 1 pm radio news on CRTV.
The Minister indicated that the Cameroon government is aware of the security threats in the country’s troubled regions, and will double vigilance. The Basic Education boss disclosed that they learnt of messages which were being spread in the Northwest region, calling on parents to keep their children at home. He however encouraged everyone still hesitating, to join the others who have started.
About the COVID-19, which remains a key concern this 2021/2022 school year, Education authorities have said they will implement the same measures they used last year because they proved to be efficient.
The Basic Education Minister has said efforts are being doubled to ensure that the required material for the fight against COVID-19, is made available in every school around the country.