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Yang In Trouble With Anglophone Teachers For Appointing Ndongo Chair 

By Yerima Kini Nsom

Prime Minister, Philemon Yang

Prime Minister, Philemon Yang

The Cameroon Teachers’ Trade Unions, have taken exception to the appointment of the Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, as the Chair of an adhoc inter-ministerial Committee to seek solutions to the grievances of the teachers in the country.

The Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, created the committee on November 8 as a means of averting an eminent nationwide strike which the teachers trade unions say, will start on November 21.

“The teachers unions take exception to the appointment of Minister Fame Ndongo as Chairman of the Commission.

We will go to the Commission but will not negotiate on any of the demands because the laws of the land are clear on the separation of the two cultures in Cameroon,” the Executive Secretary of the Cameroon Teachers’ Trade Union, CATTU, Wilfred Tasang, told The Post.

According to him, the strike will continue until Government provides a solution to their problems.

“We shall hold Yaounde accountable for each day Anglophone children shall stay out of school.

According to the Prime Ministerial order that created the committee last Tuesday, the Minister of Higher Education, Chancellor of Academic Orders, Prof. Jacques Fame Ndongo, is Chair of the outfit.

The Ministers of Secondary Education, Basic Education, Sports and Physical Education, Employment and Vocational Training and the technical adviser in charge of Education and Research at the Prime Minister’s Office are members of the committee.

The work of the committee shall end as soon as the final report of the terms of reference to be determined by the stakeholders would have been submitted for the appraisal of the Prime Minister.

The first meeting of the committee has been slated for Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:00 am in Room 1036 of the 10th floor of the Ministry of Higher Education.

The CATTU boss said they were vehemently rejecting the appointment of Fame Ndongo as the Chair of the committee because he is at the centre of the ploy to Franchophonise the English subsystem of education in Cameroon.