According to Mr. Ngwang Roland Yuven, school resumption this year has been the most successful in the Northwest Region since the outbreak of the anglophone crisis.
“Though school resumption was particularly timid on Monday, October 5, 2020 due to some obvious reasons, by Tuesday the picture became clearer,” he stated on CRTV’s early morning program ‘Day Break’.
The regional boss for secondary education in the Northwest Region revealed that despite the current sociopolitical hindrance in the Northwest Region, more than 14,000 students have shown up for school and more than 95 schools have opened their doors to returning students as opposed to a meagre number of attendees in the previous four years in the region.
“…last year on the first day of school, we had just 1200, students who had shown up for school across the Northwest region. But this year, in-spite of the difficulties, we had above 3000 students who turned up for school on Monday, October 5, 2020. On the first Thursday of school resumption last year, we had just about 2314 students reported in school, but yesterday Thursday, we already had above 14000 students in school.
“That’s to tell you the affluence that this school year has had as opposed to other years,” he expatiated.
He also added that close to 70% of the teaching staff in the functioning schools have equally turned up for school with the assistance of local authorities.
For teachers without access to more risky areas, Mr Ngwang says the Governor of the Northwest Region has provided transport systems which will be in charge of transporting these teachers to and from the school establishments.
The past four academic year have been nothing like the ones prior to it in terms of the quality of education and output in the Northwest Region, Mr Ngwang said, suggesting that the reason for this upturn of fortunes in terms of attendance in schools across the Northwest and the Southwest region was because of the exceptional participation of the students who had braved the odds to participate in last year’s national examinations.