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Anglophone Crisis: "Cameroon, one of the worst countries for studies due to insecurity" studies show

The ongoing anglophone crisis with the attendant price paid by School children in terms of lives lost has led observers to classify Cameroon as one of the most dangerous places for studies.

This projection was made by Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack known by its French acronym GCPEA in its latest report published on June 1, 2022.

The GCPEA report projected Cameroon as one of the countries, where attacks on Schools and even universities have increased in the past two years.

The data for the report titled "Education under attack" was gathered between 2020 and 2021. As per the report, the rate of these attacks many of which are carried out by unidentified armed groups increased since December 2020.

The report adds that if Cameroon is counted in the first rank, it is due to the very disturbing situation in the Northeast and Southwest regions, with the Fiango, Kumba school massacre of October 2020 being the most common example. BiVoundi 24 News observes that the attack on the mother Francisca Bilingual international Academy, Fiango Kumba II subdivision occurred on Saturday, October 22.

It is also worth noting that same the minister of Secondary Education had banned the holding of holiday classes throughout the national territory.

According to the GCPEA report, 9000 pupils, students, and teachers have been injured or killed in the course of the armed conflict in the English-speaking Regions of Cameroon.

Last year the UN estimated that 700,000 people including students and pupils were deprived of the right to Education in both regions.

Here is a sampling of some schools, especially in the South West Region affected by the ongoing Anglophone crisis;

  • GBHS Ekondo Titi attack left three students and a French-language female teacher dead

  • GBHS Molyko-Buea primary school, burnt on the 8th of February 2022,

  • Queen of Holy of Rosary Catholic college in Okoyong Mamfe was burnt on 11th February 2022.

As a reminder, BiVoundi 24 News notes that the minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji paid two visits to Kumba following the mother Francisca massacre.

The Prime Minister Head of Government, led a delegation of seven government ministers the day the corpses of the seven children were removed from the Kumba district hospital to the amusement park where the official funeral ceremony took place.

One of the ambulances transporting one of the corpses to the amusement park caught fire but fortunately, the fire was immediately brought under control by elements of the Army Rescue Force.

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