Bamenda, 15 September, 2022 / 9:50 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need to silence the guns in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon to allow learners to resume the academic year 2022/2023, members of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese have said.
On September 5, the 2022/2023 academic year kicked off in Cameroon with a poor turnout reportedly recorded in the North West and South West Regions, areas that have been witnessing conflict.
In a Wednesday, September 14 statement shared with ACI Africa, CJPC members say, “The Justice and Peace Commission, Bamenda Laments over the surge in violence in the North West and South West regions within the September 2022/2023 academic year in Cameroon.”
They further lament, “For more than five years, thousands of children in the two conflict-affected English-speaking regions of Cameroon have not been able to attend school due to the protracted armed conflict.”
“Silencing the guns and giving our children the opportunity to pave their future through education will make the world a better place to live in,” members of CJPC of Bamenda Archdiocese say, and add, “We have had our chance to live and to be; let us not deprive them (children) of theirs.”