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SYNES UB CALLS FOR RESIT POSTPONEMENT AS LOCKDOWN BEGINS, CITES INSECURITY

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SYNES UB Rescues Students/Teachers In Respect To Lockdown

The University of Buea’s (UB) Chapter of National Union of Higher Education Teachers (SYNES) has entreated authorities of the institution to defer resit exams that was due to commence early this week.

In a recent communique signed by Professor James Abangma and Professor Martin Sango, President and Vice of SYNES UB respectively, the executive arm of the organization insinuated that staff and students of the university should observe the Ambazonian Lockdown that began this Monday September 2 all over its thirteen counties.

Focussing their arguments on security challenges, the body said the current atmosphere cannot allow for the holding of the resit examinations slated to run from September 3 to 11; a period that coincides with the shut down of activities all over Southern Cameroons.

“Organising resit under this circumstance is a calculated attempt to use the staff as guinea pig for some experiment,” they decried.

The Abangma led organization stressed that the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea should reprogram the exams on a future date that would be convenient for both staff and students.

A teacher who was due to invigilate Tuesday’s resit session told BaretaNews that he will not risk his life at such a dangerous moment.

“I will simply observe the situation and stay home if it does not favour me,” he said.

Meantime, the UB SYNES members called on hierarchy to make payments to teachers that would enable them spend the two weeklong lockdown period.

The colonial Vice Chancellor of the 27 year-old Anglo-Saxon University is yet to comment on the concerns raised by SYNES.

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