|Jean Ernest Massena|
The Minister of Secondary Education, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bihehe has angrily left Bamenda for Yaounde after attempts to persuade school reopening in North West and South West Regions flopped woefully. Surprisingly, Jean Ernest Massena who announced a six day stay in Bamenda has spent just three days. Initially, he had planned to visit some schools in Mezam, Ngoketunjia, Bui and Momo, Tuesday and Wednesday before taking off for Yaounde.
However, the fact that schools were deserted pushed the two ministers to abort their trip in the region. The most pathetic of all is that they angrily left Bamenda without inaugurating some structures earlier programmed. It is clear that the minister did their best but failed to convince teachers and parents to send their kids to schools. Schools in the North West and South West Regions were deserted, reports say. The ministers who brought promises were shocked that even the chiefs who had promised to transform selves into teachers were not in schools. Secondary Education Communication officer who was heard boosting over the phone to his colleagues in Yaounde how they have solved all the problems almost collapsed at Ayaba Hotel. He was even unable to pick calls from Yaounde cronies who were calling to find out the situation in the field. Streets in the city of Bamenda have been deserted to the point that some now serve as soccer play grounds for children. It is alleged that the Minister of Basic Education also arrived Bamenda yesterday night and allegations are rife at that the Minister of Basic Education also vamoosed by mid day without visiting a school after having a test of the realities of Bamenda.
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