WHY SOUTHERN CAMEROONIAN STUDENTS AND PUPILS MUST GO BACK TO SCHOOL NOW: A DISGRUNTLED PARENT AND TEACHER LASHES OUT
Excerpt: ” I don’t want to be a fool forever. I WILL NOT GO TO SCHOOL COME MONDAY 9 AND THE DAYS AHEAD so as to be tortured, raped, riddled with grenades, tear gassed, or even killed.”
Again I take an antipodal position against popular opinion without minding the anathema and invective that loom over me. This fact-full, but emotionally packed and fustian write-up might be regarded by some as a satanic version; I don’t care because Ngugi wa Thiong’o has opined that every writer is a writer in politics. He however cautions that the politics must be one which sides with the down trodden. Yes. Our house (Southern Cameroon) is under the consumption of a gigantic fire and we cannot afford to chase the rats or pretend not to be scorched by the incineration. As a concerned parent and teacher I see the dire need to begin classes immediately. Varied reasons abound for both Southern Cameroonian teachers and students to descend to the classroom with immediate effect.