9, May 2017
The Francophone governor of the Buea province of Southern Cameroons, Bernard Okalia Bilai has attacked the traditional institutions of the South West people. The Biya appointee during a meeting with the visiting Francophone Minister of Secondary Education in Buea observed that traditional rulers in the region are fond of intimidating administrators with masquerades from sacred society groups but cannot use them to fight against insecurity prevailing in the region.
Governor Bernard Okalia and the the Minster of Secondary education reportedly embarked on a working visit in the region to evaluate what the Yaounde regime painted as the level of preparedness of the Cameroon GCE Board to organize the 2017 session of the examinations. Jean Ernest Massena Ngale Bibehe began his mission in the South west region and is expected to brave the bad roads to Bamenda.
The minister held a scantily attended meeting at the Mountain Hotel in Buea in which each principal of the different secondary schools gave a comprehensive report on school effectiveness. The Principal of Bilingual Grammar School, BGS Molyko, Hannah Mbua Etonde was frank, candid and thoughtful when she told the Minister that most students have not been coming to school.
However ghost town welcomed Minister Ngale Bibehe in Buea with several shops remaining permanently closed in Molyko, Mile 17 and other areas. The Biya Francophone regime has insisted that the GCE practical examinations will begin next Monday May 15, 2017 while the written part shall commence on June 5, 2017.
By Rita Akana with files from Cameroun Info.Net