The Secretary of State of Communications Chris Anu in a Facebook Live Show on Monday, August 27th, 2018 has offered further clarifications on the Washington DC conference resolution on School resumption.
The IG Communications boss reiterated that the leaders never meant students should not be educated or stay home for ever. In a statement which looks like offering some concessions after consultations and opinions coming from various stakeholders back home, the IG Communications Secretary has now declared that Parents are free to send their children to School to wherever they wish, that parents should make that decision but they must be aware that the Interim Government, as well as other frontline groups, cannot assure security and safety for the children going to School as well as on campuses.
This is so because the Ambazonia G7 ( IG, AGC, SCNC, SCYL, ROA, MORISC, Consortium) are now effectively busy with the Southern Cameroons war of independence. No one area within Southern Cameroons is totally fully under the control of Ambazonia forces, fighting is still very volatile and truly, the IG is correct to have stated that though it is the place for the government or self-defense forces to offer protection and safety, that position cannot be assured now thus parents must decide wisely.
The IG Communications boss however offered strong arguments why parents must continue keeping students home for safety reasons even though the decision now rests with Ambazonian parents
Furthermore, the IG warned of the use or teaching of French language within any area in Ambazonia even as schools are free to operate
This new clarification has now officially put the decision of school resumption on the hands of Ambazonians parents and officially closes the debate on school Resumption.
It is yet to be seen how effective this school resumption will be. BaretaNews notes that schools had resumed in Ambazonia last academic year in safer zones though shallowly. Statistics put last academic year resumption at just 12 percent in the entire Southern Cameroons. With the increase in self-defense operations and more localities that were deemed safe last academic year becoming increasingly unsafe now, it is yet to be seen how effective school resumption will be. Ambazonian parents now have the knife and the yam but safety must come first.