Cameroon representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF Cameroon, Jacques Boyer, says children in crisis stricken regions must be allowed to go school in peace.
The UNICEF Cameroon boss made the remark in a statement released Thursday. While calling for the the protection of the rights of all children, Mr. Boyer said UNICEF is against acts of violence and abduction of school children in the troubled Anglophone area.
Hear him; “UNICEF Cameroon condemns acts of violence, abduction, intimidation and attacks against schools in the Northwest and Southwest regions. All children in those regions like any other across the country must be able to go to school in peace.” .
Since Cameroon’s 2018/2019 new academic year opened on September 3, classes have reportedly been effective in just eight of the country’s ten regions.
In the country’s North West and South West regions, school resumption have been marred by ghost towns, kidnappings and persistent gunshots in several localities. There have been reports of deserted classes as a result of ghost towns while some communities in the North West Region have experienced heavy fighting between separatists and security forces leaving several deaths.