Multiple calls for effective school resumption overshadowed this years Teachers Day celebration in Meme Division.
Speaking at the end of festivities at the Kumba City Council Grandstand, Secondary Education Delegate, Aghim Abunaw Obase, said there can be nothing more important than getting all students back to the classroom.
According to him, teachers are ready to go the extra Mile for children to return to school. Abunaw opined that they are appealing on bended knees for parents and guardians to send children to school. "Our appeal is that parents should see with our eyes the need to send children to school.
We think that every other thing may be wrong but we should not do the last by killing the same children we think we are fighting for. We have taken advantage of the International Teachers Day to appeal to parents on bended knees to send their kids back to school," Abunaw stated.
The Delegate disclosed that pressure and threats on teachers and school administrators has diminished. The result he explained, is the increasing numBer of children that have returned to school in the last four weeks. To the Delegate, the momentum must be sustained such that cases of no school activities in the rural areas can be reversed.
The engineer cum Delegate denied reports that teachers marched to justify their salaries, considering the social tension in Anglophone Cameroon.