Schools, teachers and students have been targets in the ongoing social political crisis in the North West and South West regions.
Some schools have been burnt, students forced out of classes and teachers attacked by unidentified assailants.
Administrative, defence and security authorities have been active on the ground to find lasting solutions and a returned to calm and serenity. Cameroonians from different background have also made reechoed calls for peace.
At a time when the National Commission on Bilingualism and Multiculturalism is presenting its report after dialoguing with different social groups in the North West region, Cameroon’s ace international footballer and former National team captain, Samuel Eto’o has joined the campaign for peace.
The multiply African Footballer of year award winner, told the Minister of Secondary Education of his plans to visit schools in the North West and South West Region to urge youths to stand for peace, “We cannot build Cameroon if we do not have peace”, he said.
During the audience granted by the Minister of Secondary Education,
Samuel Eto’o said he was available to ease tensions in the North West and South West in a bid to contribute in ending the Anglophone crisis.
The Ministry of Secondary Education intends to support of the former Indomitable Lions captain in his project to promote peace at the educational level through the sports-studies training project for learners in these two regions.
The project allows young people to realize their dreams through a training program that reconciles education and sport. The objective of the program is to give a smile to the learners whose schools were set on fire by secessionists.
Samuel Eto’o who is also UNICEF ambassador for?? children and the disabled, says he intends to soften hearts with smile and action. He said, “Cameroon belongs to us all. We cannot build it if we do not have this peace.