The Governor of the North West Region says the number of school children in schools in the North West this year is the highest since the beginning of the Anglophone crisis. Adolph Lele l’Afrique called on parents still keeping their kids at home to enrol them in schools and ensure a better future for them. He visited some schools today in the town.
The residence of Sarah Kala Lobe at Bali, Douala was burnt to ashes last night. Fire fighters were called to the scene and succeeded in putting put out the flames. Sarah Kala Lobe is the president of an association for older people in Cameroon abbreviated (MUPAC).
Ambang Felix Kah, Divisional Officer of Alou in the South West Region of Cameroon has reassured teachers and students that studies will be effective in the Sub-Division this year. He visited GSS Alou today with few students in attendance.
The Cameroon government has set aside the sum if 2 billion FCFA to assist Small and Medium Size Enterprises hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To benefit from the fund, Small and Medium Size Enterprise owners minister, Achille Bassilekin III has asked potential beneficiaries to apply from the National Solidarity Fund.
Overpopulated schools in Cameroon implementing the two-shift class system, say there is a need to recruit more teachers to meet up with the increase burden of work. To these big schools, failure to recruit more teachers will mean that some teachers will have to teach during the morning and afternoon shifts.
Pauline Nalova Lyonga, the Minister of Secondary Education, has stated that the two-shift system should not be applied by schools that have less than 50 students per class. Mme Lyonga has said the implementation of two-shift class system will only be justified when the population is above 50 per class.
Andrew Mojimba Montaga, Limbe City Mayor says with or without a competition, Limbe remains the cleanest city. He mentioned that as Limbe I Council was crowned the cleanest in Cameroon. To him, the education of the mind of people to be conscious of cleanliness is what is yielding fruits and not force.
The Prime Minister has called on the Committee for the Organisation of African Football Championship (CHAN) and African Cup of Nations (CAN) not to neglect any detail in the preparation process. Less than 100 days to CHAN 2021, it has been revealed that some pitches are not yet ready.
Mr. Mendo Philemon Alfred who had resigned from the post of Kribi container terminal (KCT) at the Kribi deep sea port has denounced the countless number of irregularities practiced by the Bolloré group. Mr. Mendo Philemon revealed the other bidders for control over the Kribi port were put at a complete disadvantage due to some questionable activities of the Bolloré group. The former has filed a lawsuit in France over “illicit practices”.
Celebrations for the 90th birthday of Cardinal Christian Tumi started last week. As part of his anniversary celebration, a mass and a party were organised in his home town Kumbo on the 3rd – 4th October 2020. Another mass in His Eminence’s honour is planned for 11th October in Bamenda and the weekend of 17th October in his former Archdiocese of Douala.
The health authority overseeing Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, has said an investigation will be opened following reports of an ongoing trade in documents certifying a negative result for Covid-19. Mozambique and neighbouring South Africa require travellers to present a Covid-19 free certificate from a test taken 72 hours before travel. The tests, however, are mostly done in private hospitals, and cost between $41 (£30) and $97, which many consider to be very expensive.
Nearly one million people are now known to have been affected by flooding in South Sudan, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA says an estimated 800,000 people “who have been affected” are in areas along the White Nile. South Sudan has been experiencing flooding since July.
The trial of Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir for his role in the coup that brought him to power in 1989 has resumed in the capital, Khartoum. Along with several military personnel and civilians, Bashir is accused of plotting the coup that saw him stay in power for almost 30 years. A judge rejected his plea to drop the case because so much time had elapsed. Last year, the former Sudanese leader was given a two- year sentence after being convicted of money laundering and corruption.
Final year students in primary and secondary schools in Kenya are set to resume learning next week. The Minister for Education George Magoha said grade four, class eight and form four students will resume learning to begin preparing for national examinations. Primary school finalists will sit for their examinations on 22-24 March 2021.
The West African regional group – Ecowas – has lifted sanctions imposed on Mali following a coup that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August. This comes after military authorities formed a transitional government comprising of army officials and civilians. “Taking into account the notable progress made towards a constitutional normalisation, and the support the process, the heads of states have decided to lift the sanctions on Mali, and called on partners to support Mali,” Ecowas said in a statement.
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has backtracked on his campaign promise to create one million jobs, saying the government can only employ 200,000 people. President Chakwera said the government could not create jobs on its own and needed the private sector’s help. He said every entrepreneur needed to employ more people. The president spoke during his 100 days scorecard event on Monday.
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