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Cameroon-school violence: Student Stabs School Headmaster


The principal of the Yona School Complex was stabbed twice by one of his recalcitrant pupils.

More blood from a teacher on the hands of a student in Yaounde, the political capital of Cameroon. According to information circulating on the web and relayed by the media, a student stabbed the principal of the Yona School Complex located in the Nkolbisson district on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

According to the same sources, the student went to the office of the school principal to claim his jumper. The garment was confiscated by the administration for reasons of indiscipline. When the principal refused to give him his clothes, the student took the knife out of his bag and stuck it in the teacher’s stomach and then in his shoulder.

At the end of his crime, the offender tried to flee before being caught by motorbike drivers. According to witnesses, he is in the hands of the Gendarmerie Brigade of Nkolbisson. The victim is said to out of danger after intensif treatments at the hospital.

This is at least the second time in two years that a student has stabbed a teacher in the same neighbourhood of Yaounde VI. It is recalled that on January 14, 2020, the mathematics teacher Djomi Tchakounte died at the University Hospital of Yaounde, after being stabbed by his student at the high school of Nkolbisson.

The scene of this Wednesday, April 6, 2022 comes after a student was permanently expelled for beating a supervisor. The scene of violence took place on Monday 28 March 2022 at the bilingual high school of Nkol-Eton, while the teacher was trying to retrieve the mobile phone that the student was holding in defiance of the prohibition instituted by the rules.

Published on 05.05.2023

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