By Sirri Alette Ngwa
Both Francophone and Anglophone parents have withdrawn their children from Schools in the South West and North West regions. There is an increase in demand for places in English Schools in the West, Littoral and Centre Regions of Cameroon. Students in examination classes dominate the movement. Frantic measures are being undertaken by parents to insure their children catch up with lost lessons following long strikes by teachers in the regions. Principals of boarding schools such as Baptist High School Buea and St Joseph’s College Sasse report receiving dozens of parents daily who come to collect the Boxes and other belongings of their children which they left in college in December during the Christmas break. These withdrawals have important implications on the revenues of these institutions, as well as their standing in society. Some parents interviewed were disappointed with the situation and blame the Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian churches for being political, whilst their doctrinal credo asserts they are apolitical. For every disappointment there is a blessing, as these demand for spaces are revenue boosters for English schools in Douala, Yaounde, Baffousam and Dschang.
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