Cameroon/School Resumption: UN gives hope to children – “Know you are not forgotten”

The United Nations Development and Humanitarian coordinator in Cameroon,
Allegra Baiocchi has reminded thousands of school children in the Anglophone Regions, who have been robbed of their right to education, due to violence and insecurity in and around their schools,
that they have not been not forgotten.

“Today schools in Cameroon re-open their doors, but not all and not everywhere. For many children being in a classroom today remains only a dream. Know you are not forgotten,” she said in a tweet this morning.

“UN Cameroon will continue to advocate for you and do everything it can to uphold your right to education,” she added.

Many areas in the restive English speaking regions of Cameroon remained ghosted on Monday September 2, 2019 as schools opened their doors for the 2019/2020 academic year of the Central African country.

Threats from Ambazonia separatist fighters, caused good number of parents not to send their children to school.

Fresh unrest and violence have rocked the Anglophone restive regions of Cameroon following a military court’s decision to sentence Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the “Ambazonia Governing Council,” and nine of his followers to life imprisonment on charges of terrorism and secession.


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