Through the secretary general at the presidency of the republic of Cameroon, Ferdinand NGOH NGOH, the President, PAUL BIYA has ordered that the ministry of finance should disburse a sum Two billion seven hundred million FCFA. This is money to be paid out to teachers of the secondary education education who have been on a seat down strike for weeks now.
Teachers in most parts of the country have not been to class for over two weeks. Students have been taking to the streets to demand that teachers be paid their wages and allowances. These actions of teachers and students did not go unnoticed by the number one man of the country, president Biya.
Biya has ordered that 2.7billion be disbursed by the ministry of finance to the ministries of basic education, MINEDUB and Secondary education, MINESEC. This Moneybis meant to pay teachers arears and allowances for the 2020 and 2021 baccalaureate examination sessions, among others.
Teachers in Cameroon suffer inadequate pay checks and most of them have as a day to day song, unpaid arrears and allowances. Teachers leave school and go for years without pay for years and the day they start receiving salaries, it takes a lot of bottle necks to get their arrears paid to them.
Teachers have been complaining for decades and promising strike always and little or nothing is ever done to their satisfaction. Today they are faced with a sum of 2.7 billion FCFA to help remedy the situation.
A teacher who is benefit from such sure has to be grateful, yet it’s has been criticized by a few just yet that the sum may not suffice and others question if there was Money? Only to get them out if class for two weeks or so before the Head of state Acts as a result
Another teacher who chosed to stay anonymous remarked that. “weeks ago, the government purchased over 40 brand new vehicles for divisional officer’s and subdivisional officers, an amount that could be used to savage other sectors that are down”. He went ahead to point out the fact that most DOs have State owned cars..
At the end of the day the head of state has done something to savage the situation at hand.