5, March 2019
The Saint Joseph College in Sasse, Buea will be shutting its doors amid the growing insecurity, the Bishop of Buea, Immanuel Bushu said on Sunday.
Regular clashes between security forces and separatist fighters in Buea has made learning difficult and put the life of the students at risk forcing authorities to shut down the school, the Bishop said.
However, at least 200 students will be transferred to Tiko where they will camp at Christ the King College and prepare for the General Certificate of Education(GCE Exams) that will equally be written there.
The decision to shut down the Saint Joseph’s College Sasse was taken after a series of meetings during the week following the alleged kidnap and release of the principal on Sunday February 24.
A final meeting was reportedly held with parents, school and Catholic authorities on Sunday during which it was finally decided to shut down the academic establishment.
This is the second school that has been shut down in just over two weeks in the Anglophone regions after Saint Augustine College in Kumbo was equally closed down by school authorities following the kidnap and release of over 150 students by gunmen.
Journal du Cameroun