Bamenda: Schools ready to host students


Army rescue unit disinfects PSS Mankon

The Mayor to the Bamenda City Council, Paul Achobong has prepared institutions for an effective school resumption.

The City Mayor led a team to disinfect schools across the town on Saturday, May 30 ahead of Monday's resumption

"Disinfecting these schools is to prepare for the reopening of their institutions come June 1 2020, as designated by the Head of State and implemented by the Prime Minister." Paul Achobong said

Paul Achobong

The City Mayor added that he has held consultaive and preparatory meetings with various syndicates including Presbyterian Education Authority Teachers Association, Baptist Teachers Trade union, The Catholic Teachers Trade Union, Teacher's Association of Cameroon on COVID-19 prevention in schools.


"I called a meeting with these trade unions in the first instance was to find out and to brainstorm on how we could have an effective school resumption. In that meeting we also agreed that we should include principals, education secretaries, prioprietors, Archbishop, The Moderator,"


"The unanimous cry from these school authorities were that teachers are scared of the COVID-19 virus. Principals, teachers, parents because the institutions were not well prepared. It was then agreed upon that the City council will disinfect all the schools in this municipality. And so we are here to keep own end of the bargain."

A total of 20 schools, both primary and secondary were disinfected

At PSS Mankon, Ntsam David, Principal of the college was elated with the gesture from the City Mayor. He said everything was set for classes come Monday

June 1 will see Primary 6 pupils and uppersixth students regain their Classrooms. Classrooms that have been void of students since March 17.

Other examination classes will reopen on June 4

Some preventive kits were made available by the government to schools such as hand sanitizers, face masks, wash hand bowls, thermoflashes and others.

Cameroon's Prime Minister while dishing out measures for school resumption, called on all to adhere to government measures

"Prevention is and remains the main weapon to each and everyone of us safe"

Cameroon will be reopening schools at a time the country has recorded 5,904 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 3,568 recoveries. The Central African nation has had a total of 191 deaths

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Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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