It’s been three weeks since schools resumed across Cameroon. While the state has diverted all attention militarily to the North West and South West Regions, the state of Government Primary School Moho, in the town of Mokolo, in the Far North Region speaks for itself.
Settled under the shelter of tree leaves with visible distractions, the pupils, considered by the state itself as the future leaders, are left under the most terrible conditions for knowledge acquisition.
With a school population of at least 500 pupils, only four teachers, all from the North West Region have been assigned to take charge of its pedagogic activities.
Coupled with the insecurity through constant threats posed by the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Head Master of the school, Masabu Ernest has reiterated his desire nevertheless to see his pupils succeed despite being worse off than their peers in other parts of the country.
The emergence of the images from the school is a quick reminder of the precariousness of public structure in the Far North Region. The dilapidated structures and institutions are coupled with the extreme poverty that has characterized the region for several decades now.