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Cameroon: Schools reopen nationwide amid COVID-19 fears

ASMAC Director, Prof Laurent Charles Boyomo Assala taking students's temperature as schools resume amid COVID-19 fears (c) copyright

Pupils and students of examination classes and all varsity students in Cameroon have begun resuming classes this Monday June 1 nationwide after almost three months break imposed by the killer Coronavirus pandemic which has so far claimed close to two hundred lives in the country.

Sent back home close to three months ago as part of measures taken by the Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, pupils and students of examination classes and all varsity students resumed classes this Monday amid fears from parents.

At the Advanced School of Mass Communication ASMAC in Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde, classes effectively kick started this Monday morning though timidly.

Before entering classes, all students among other measures are obliged to pass through a temperature test in a bit to limit the risk of any possible COVID-19 contamination.

Reports from Cameroon’s economic capital Douala say classes equally resumed in some private and public primary schools with health security measures taken to keep the pupils safe.

The case is different in some parts of the North West region as sources say streets have remained empty and most people indoors as they respect the Monday weekly ghost town.

In order to better manage this reopening amidst fears of possible COVID-19 spread, the Government of Cameroon decided that only class six and CM2 pupils, Terminal and Upper sixth students and all university students are concerned with today’s resumption.

Students of 1ere, 3eme and Lower sixth will begin on June 4.

Though Ministers in charge of education have maintained that no child will be exposed to the killer virus on campus, most parents remain deeply sceptical, placing their children’s health security in God’s hands.


Published on 10.02.2021

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