Few days to the resumption of the 2021-2022 school year, there is celebration across Boyo division as there are heightened preparations for classes to resume again at the St Bedes College after the college was forced to close because of insecurity.
Teachers and students of the college were kidnapped and portions of the school even threatened to be burned down.
The excitement has further increased following an announcement by the archbishop of the Bamenda archdiocese, stating that the school shall now have a campus B in Njinikom, specifically at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Fuanantui.
According to a release August 10th, the archbishop of the Bamenda archdiocese, His Grace Andrew Fuanya Nkea announced that on the request of the Christians of the parish, there are near hopes they will have the opportunity to educate their children.
“I have written to the regional delegate of secondary education to permit us operate “campus B” of St Bedes College Ashing in St Charles Borromeo’s Parish, Fuanantui. Both schools will be administered by the administration of campus A at Ashing. This will help our children as we already have authorization to open and run with GCE centre in St Beds College Ashing,” he said.
According to Martin, a parent and a guardian in Njinikom, this is the best decision ever.
“I can’t wait for it to start. I’m told the fees will be very cheap. This is the time for our children to have holistic education,” he said.
Njinikom subdivision has been the only subdivion that has been with a secondary school that has been operating from form one to upper sixth for the past years since the start of the Anglophone crisis.
St Maria Gorretti Vocational Secondary School has been functional without any separatists disturbances and the coming of St Bedes College, campus B to Njinikom again has left many saying that its just another pointer to the existing saying that a Njinikom man is intelligent.