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MINAT Boss, Paul Atanga Nji

By Njodzeka Danhatu

Barely three days to school resumption in Cameroon, Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji, has taken another strategy to campaign for back to school.

The minister appeared today, August 30, carrying an endorser, on it, written “OpenSchoolsNow.”

This strategy which has made rounds on social media, is also joint by Cameroon’s Indomitable Lioneses.

The placard as we learnt, is just another way to reechoe calls for children to return to school come September 2.

This is coming after a series of measures taken by elites in the crisis ravaged Anglopone regions to campaign for back-to-school.

Since the start of the Anglopone problem which has now escalated into an armed conflict, children in some of the divisions in Anglophone Cameroon have not been to school for three years now.

Reacting on the minister’s photo campaign whose bandwagon is making rounds on social media, critics have called on authorities to solve the problem plaguing the restive Anglophone regions.

To them, the minister’s campaign is a non-event as they say thousands of those children are in bushes because of the imbroglio.

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The situation on the ground remains uncertain. It is unclear whether the people in the English speaking regions will adhere to this campaign — shun fear and send children to school.

As of now, the towns are being deserted nearly everyday, following a supposed lockdown of the Anglophone territory announced by Pro-indeprndence fighters of the virtual Federal Republic of Ambazonia.

The lockdown is in a bid to frustrate the resumption of schools for the 2019-2020 academic year in the North West and South West regions.

It is still unclear to us, whether the picture of the Minister with an endorser is photoshop or not.

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