When one thinks about international schools in Cameroon, one thing immediately comes to mind: They are very expensive. Their tuition fees may range between 1,000,000frsCFA to 10,000,000frsCFA. These schools are characterized by low intakes and of course high tuition fees sometimes beyond the capacity of the common Cameroonian to pay. In these schools are found mostly children of expatriates and extremely rich Cameroonians.
Since the strike started late last year, Anglophone students in Form five and upper sixth were particularly concerned about their future with GCE 2017. After two months of staying at home this future became bleak and they set out to look for other ways to continue their education. Rich parents have turned to International schools for solution.
Of late there have been massive intakes in some of these schools around Douala and Yaounde due to the ongoing Anglophone strike. This has given these international schools good business.
“For the last 2 weeks, students from affected schools and those from local schools within Douala have been streaming in the school to inquire if they can be registered as private candidates to take the Cambridge IGCSE/GCE in May/June 2017” says the Director of a popular International School in Douala”.