The chairman of the United Democratic Party, UDP, El Hadj Lawan Bako has said “Effective Bilingualism” in schools is the only bail out for the problems in Cameroon especially the crisis in the Northwest region.
Speaking to the regional service of the national state broadcaster, CRTV Bamenda, the politician and spokesperson for the presidential majority in the last presidential elections faults the government for creating problems like language divide amongst Cameroonians especially anglophones who only get introduced to French in the university for those who can make it.
“Government should take emergency actions in transforming existing government secondary schools in the subdivisions into bilingual schools. In Njinikom subdivision where I come from, there is no bilingual high school. What do you expect from children in this place when they go out there after school? Frustration!” Said the politician.
This is coming at a time, government schools in the Northwest region, like elsewhere in Boyo Division have remained shut for five years, leaving many in doubt as to what could have instigated his statement with no signal in sight when government schools will reopen even in his own subdivision.