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Anglophone crisis: PCC quickly forgets their initial stance, begins to count their losses as enrollment plummets in schools

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The Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, PCC has been decrying the falling number of their students as the educational sector continues to suffer due to the ongoing crisis

In an interview on one of the most listened program on radio, CRTV’s Cameroon calling, the head of the Presbyterian Church Rev Fonki Samuel says the church has lost millions due to falling enrollment

While he stressed the need that the church does not make profit from schools, he however said that even the schools which used to break even can no longer sustain themselves reasons why sallies of teachers were slashed and some sacked

The Man of God also blamed government for reducing subvention drastically in 2012 as one of the reasons making them to suffer today

But what the PCC quickly failed to remember that it was the stance they took during the initial days of the crisis.

The PCC like their counterparts, the Roman Catholic Church did not fail to side with the disgruntled Anglophone population, send their students and pupils under their care back home and shut down their doors, calling for the government to negotiate with the people and rightly so and what followed was a barrage of legal actions in courts by parents of students claiming damages

The church which said then was fulfilling its mission off standing with the oppressed came under fire from the government to resume schools and keep children out of politics as the crisis marched on.

But as the crisis worsens and schools gradually picking up steam, the PCC moderator who famously cried in front of his Christians after a day spend in courts is making his voice once again heard, clamoring for schools to effectively pickup even when none of their initial request made to the government during their “shutdown” has been met by the government

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Calibro Calibri, famed activist, arrested in France for attempting suicide infront of National Assembly

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Famed activist and leader of much dreaded Brigarde Anti Sardinards- (BAS) Movement has attempted to commit suicide infront of Cameroon embassy in Paris “to save Cameroon”

According to reports, Calibri Calibri tried killing himself before he was quickly arrested by police for attempted suicide today May 29th 2020.

He has been taken to the 7th police district in Paris.

He says he wants to die protesting so as to save the country from the regime.

It’s not yet clear how is death would saved the nation from the hands of the regime

Calibro gained fame in the country when he confronted Macron after the Ngarbuh massacre during an Agricultural show in Paris France back in February 2020

In the video, he constantly shouted the name of the French President until he was giving an attention. He then narrated a couple of odeals back home including the Ngarbuh massacre where an entire family was wiped out by military and inceceration of activists, Macron responded by telling him he was going to call Biya about the incidents

His outing drew condemnation from Yaounde and regime loyalists.
Some supporters castigated France for interfering with domestic the country’s domestic affairs some day the European nation is nurturing a colonial mindset

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PM snubs teachers’ demands, insist schools will resume on June 1st 2020

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In a cabinet meeting held on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, Cameroon’s prime minister and head of government Chief Joseph Dion Ngute says government’s plans to reopen schools come June 1st, 2020 remains unchanged

The head of government was speaking after receiving reports from all ministers concerned with measures taken to ensure the safety of students and pupils amidst the coronavirus outbreak

His declaration comes barely days after 17 teachers’ syndicate penned a letter to government with measures they say must be taken before they return to school

Some of the measures include; risk and overwork allowance, provision of funds to schools to help fight emergency cases among other things

The government is yet to officially respond to their demands, creating a prospect of back to school boycott by teachers.

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COVID-19: Minister tasks councils to disinfect schools ahead of school reopening

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The minister of Decentralisation and local development Elanga Obam has instructed councils to disinfect schools within their area of jurisdiction

The minister gave the instructions in a communiqué published May 27th, 2020

The instruction is part of measures put in place by the government to ensure safety during schools amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The government had announced June 1st, 2020 as officials day for school reopening across the nation. All Universities will resume classes while students and pupils in examination classes only will return to school for the lower levels

Many schools had already taken measures for the June 1st rendezvous

Minister Obam's communique to mayors

Minister Obam’s communique to mayors

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