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Stay At Home! Teachers Tell Students, Pupils 

By Bouddih Adams

Tassang Wilfred, CATTU Executive Secretary General

Tassang Wilfred, CATTU Executive Secretary General

Teachers Trade Unions that have called for a sit-in strike beginning today, Monday, November 21, have asked teachers, students and pupils to stay at home until the end of the industrial action.

Leaders of teachers’ trade unions and other stakeholders in the educational sector met in Mamfe last week and resolved to go ahead with the strike, in spite of intimidation by Government officials.

The trade union leaders; Prof James Arrey Abangma of SYNES-UB, Tassang Wilfred Fomban of CATTU, Tameh Valentine Nfon of TAC, Afuh Stepens Kwah – PEATTU, Ayeah Emmanuel K. Ngam – BATTUC, Kimfon Michael of CEWOTU reiterated that they have NOT called for a demonstration BUT a sit-in strike which entails that teachers, students and pupils stay at home.

The teachers’ trade union leaders, in one of their resolutions: “Denounce all those Principals, Government officials (regional and divisional) proprietors of schools threatening or intimidating teachers, and obstructing the legitimate aspirations of the Anglophone people.

The social and moral consequences of disrupting the teachers strike cannot be avoided. We shall name and shame anybody promoting, supporting or abetting the marginalisation of Anglophones through acts of intimidation and betrayal.”

They equally; “Denounce all the petty Government officials who have hatched a diabolical plan to hire some traditional rulers to come out in a protest march against our strike on that day.”

The teachers declared their commitment to carry out the strike action peacefully and reiterated their rejection of the Minister of Higher Education chairing the committee to look into their grievances and review the Anglophone educational system.