Back to school 2018/2019: Resumption more effective in troubled regions

Two days after the start of the 2018/2019 academic year, classes have gradually resumed in the troubled regions.In the North West, South West and Far North Regions, the school attendance has witnessed an increase.

The Minister of Basic Education has been visiting schools in Bamenda encouraging children to go to school, as part of activities to launch the school year .
Since Monday 3rd September, the school attendance rate has been growing.

Reports say despite the repeated attacks in some remote areas hit by the socio-political upheavals,
students and pupils conquered fear and went to school.

Administrative authorities in the North West and South West Regions have saluted the courage of the brave students and Parents who defied all odds to see an effective take-off of classes at the primary and Secondary levels.

The back to School situation in the Far North Region is also encouraging .Twenty-nine schools which had been closed down for four years have reopened.

Among these schools are the Government primary school Limani in the Mora sub-division and the Government Primary School Kerawa in the Kolofata sub-division where it was a warm “retrouvailles” for the pupils.

Government has promised to renovate, refurbish the structures and replace funiture broken by the repeated Boko Haram terrorists.

If the momentum especially in the troubled regions continues , the present school year promises to be a great success more so as authorities have promised to tighten security.

Kathy Neba Sina

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