Cameroon - Anglophone Crisis: Bamenda University Lecturers Suspend Strike

Par Kiven B. NSODZEFE | Cameroon-Info.Net
Bamenda - 08-Nov-2019 - 13h10   3420                      
Université de Bamenda Archives
Following a short meeting that took place this morning, November 8, between the Governor of the North West region, Adolphe Lele Lafrique and lecturers of the University of Bamenda, a strike action planned by the latter has been suspended till further notice.

The lecturers in a statement said they were going on a sit-down peace strike against continues insecurity threats to their career and announced a three weeks shutdown.

At the mention of this, Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique was at the scene to calm down the angry and scared lecturers, who have been receiving threats on their lives and others attacked by armed separatist fighters who are imposing are school boycott in the North West and South West regions.

They are often attacked on their way to the University in Bambili, Tubah subdivision as forces of law and order are often more concerntrated on the campus, to protect students and lecturers but little is done along the roads that lead to this school or the risks these teachers could face back from work.

Despite insecurity threats in Bamenda, government insists on fighting back and ensuring that its educational establishments are on a good footing. Recently, an attempt was made on the life of the director for administrative affairs of the university.

Unidentified gunmen killed a linguistics professor of the university last year after a bloody encounter between militay and armed separatists. Paul Kuban Mbufong was shot dead while going to work in the University of Bamenda.


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