The Head of States through the prime minister has instructed the end of academic year for non examination classes. This is to facilitate compliance with measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus on campuses.
The Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute on Friday May 15, 2020 made public instructions the resumption of classes.
It is known in Cameroon that primary and secondary schools, universities, higher professional institutions, as well as vocational training centers have remained closed since March 17, 2020 as a result of the spread of the COVID-19.
As a way to respect social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus, the president of the Republic officially called to an the the 2019/2020 academic year.
This decision, communicated to the public by the Prime Minister is exclusively for students in non examination classes.
” However, in order to respect social distancing measures and avoid the spread of the virus in schools, the Head of state has decided that the resumption of classes, in primary and secondary education, will exclusively concern exam classes, in both educational subsystems”, the Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute read.
In a statement he made publicly on May 15, the Prime Minister set out some rules that will govern the return to schools and resumption of classes.
” In the French-speaking education subsystem, this is the Average second year course, for primary education, and the third, first, and final grades, for secondary education. In the English-speaking education subsystem, these are class six, form five, and upper-sixth”, the Prime Minister informs.
According to the Prime Minister and Head of Government, the ministers of Basic Education and Secondary Education will ensure the proper distribution of pupils and students in classes.
This, according to Dion Ngute is the instructiom from the Head of State to the ministers.
This is to ensure that the social distancing rule is respected.
With regards to face masks, the prime minister said parents who wish to provide protective masks for their children can do so.
As for those who can not, measures will be taken to ensure the free distribution of face mask to them in their respective institutions.