29, March 2017
The Buea University campus is still completely dead after calls from the National Union of Higher Education Teachers demanding students to return to school. A certain Dr. Abangma who had moonlighted with the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium made the appeal after a senior aide to President Biya promised him the post of Rector of the university.
In a scantily attended press conference at Chariot Hotel in Buea, the leadership of the University Teachers Trade Union stated that they had moved for the respect of decisions reached at the ad hoc committee which included the release of teachers arrested.
The National Union of Higher Education Teachers issued an empty political statement that those detained in connection with the Anglophone crisis that began in November 2016 should be also be released and noted that internet connection should be restored to the North West and South West. Also, the Union revealed that there would be some major adjustments on the academic calendar to allow students to catch up with the courses.
The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has maintained its position that there shall be no dialogue with the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime until all those arrested since 2016 including were released. The Consortium has also made it abundantly clear that those that have been killed must be accounted for and the troops behind the action brought to justice. The Consortium has also sounded a note of caution that there will be severe consequences if anyone dares to counter the Southern Cameroons revolution. Schools and all higher education establishments in Southern Cameroons will remained closed.
By Sama Ernest