Bamenda: Progressive Resumption Of Schools

Day one of the 2017/2018 academic year started in Bamenda with few pupils and students showing up in special circumstances that featured stepped up security.

Resumption of schools for the 2017/2018 academic year on September 4, 2017 showcased different phases in the North West region. Teaching and learning in examination classes resumed two weeks earlier in virtually all   the Presbyterian Secondary Colleges in Bamenda and neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, Sacred Heart college and Our Lady of Lourdes College, Mankon   started receiving students into hostels yesterday, 4th September.

Elsewhere, Ecole De Champion primary and Nursery school in the neighbourhood of Up Station, Bamenda I Sub Division enrolled 70 of the expected 350 pupils on day one. The same neighbourhood featured 86 of the expected   500 pupils in St Bridget’s Primary and Nursery school while Ecole publique Francophone was more impressive on day one.  Down town Bamenda, featured 10 out of 50 and 8 out of 56 in some classes at the Old town-based GBS Complex.

Teaching and learning was also effective with a few in students in GBHS Down of Town where the Principal, Nditafon George although revealed that there were over 200 students. In the short and long of it, Bamenda and neighbourhoods featured very few school uniforms on day one of schools resumption where the gates of many lay private schools were open without pupils.  Other schools and colleges featured more parents who went to ascertain the effectiveness of schools resumption before deciding to enrol their children. Away from that, virtually all the public schools and colleges received administrative and teaching staff while some private schools spent day one mobilizing to begin registration of pupils. From the look of things, ghost town calls for September 4-6, 2017 did not help matters for schools resumption in the region.

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