Ghost Town Rubbishes Another School Reopening in Bamenda


Government officials in Bamenda are busy scratching their heads and revising their ENAM notes as another ghost town brings to nullity another highly publicized and anticipated government school reopening in the region in the midst of the ongoing Anglophone crisis. Despite the presence of the minister of Basic Education in town, another strong statement of defiant has been sent to Yaoundé.

A quick drive downtown Bamenda and a visit to some of the schools this morning tells a different story. It’s a complete shut down in the business district, banks, offices, and markets closed. Intriguing is the Bamenda City Council controlled markets, Ntarikon, Main Market and Food market gates are wide open but there is not a single soul in the lockups to sell or to buy despite threats from the government delegate to close indefinitely any shed that respects the ghost town.

Our reporters spotted a few children at the GBHS Bamenda, all in assorted dresses and some in their uniforms in cars, heading into town.  The minister of Basic Education is due to hold a launching at the Bamenda Grand Stand later this morning, while the SG of the ministry of Secondary Education would hold a similar event at 10 am on the campus of GBHS Down Town-Bamenda.

Below are some of the pictures coming in from the field. Stay connected as we bring you details from across the region and beyond.

Catholic School Ngongham on reopening day

Commercial Avenue

All council control shed remained closed

Most streets remained deserted by pupils and students

Food Market Street from Small Mankon

Source: Bamenda Online

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