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NW governor urges traditional rulers to ensure school resumption

Governor Lele Lafrique (with folded arms) and close aides on a field trip- (File photo)

Adolphe Lele Lafrique, Governor of the North West region has called on traditional rulers to ensure that schools resume effectively in their various jurisdiction come September. The governor made the call July 17, during the installation of the new Senior Divisional Officer, SDO for Boyo division.

While calling on divisional officers in the division to work in the same direction, Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique hammered on the need for the opinion leaders to help children reach their full potentials through education.

The governor’s request is a counter call to that of activists of the so-called “Anglophone Struggle” who are campaigning against school resumption. The activists’ argument, most of which is viral on social media, is that the boycott of schools coupled with ongoing ghost town observed in the North West and South West regions, are the two main elements that can oblige the central government in Yaounde to submit to their demands.

They also argue that if schools resume, government will have the leeway to nail Barrister Felix Agbor Balla, Dr Fontem Neba, Mancho Bibixy, leaders of “the struggle” who have been in jail since January 17. They also hold that all other Anglophone detainees languishing in prison will be sentenced too long imprisonment terms if parents, teachers and learners decide to go back to school and leave government pressure-free.

Published on 05.05.2023

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