To ensure equitable, inclusive and quality education in a COVID-19 resilient School Year, stakeholders of the basic education are meeting in Yaounde under the chairmanship of the Minister of Basic Education Prof. Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa.
Officials of the central and decentralized services of the Ministry are strategizing on how pupils will follow lessons without any problem while respecting barrier measures.
The meeting comes at a time when Cameroon like other countries still sails through trouble waters of COVID-19 global health crisis and looks forward to schools resumption on October 5, 2020.
The Committee’s Plans
During the examination period, the basic education had 500,000 candidates involved but during the upcoming school year, they are expecting 6 million pupils.
For a smooth and free Corona virus school year in the basic education sector, they need at least 5000 classrooms to respect barrier measures, experts indicated.
New guidelines for a smooth unfolding of the 2020-2021 school are being prepared by the committee which will be handed to the Educational Community and parents.
As part of the rules there will be no sales of food in Schools, therefore pupils will have to bring their snacks from home.
Face mask, hand gels and other neccessary material which pupils will need in school are already available.
Security measures have also been reinforced in schools
The Minister of Basic Education, Prof. Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, chairing the workshop said the government is well equipped for the new school year. He is calling on parents to be responsible and sensitize their kids on what is happening now and what to do. They should also accompany the government in the process by providing children with face mask and neccessary things needed for school.