Cameroon: Education crisis in North West and South West regions
Created: 19/02/2021 +

Overview

700,000 children have been affected by school closures in Cameroon’s Northwest (NW) and Southwest (SW) regions (referred to from now on as the NWSW regions), as a result of the Anglophone crisis that began in 2016. Some separatist armed groups are protesting against the Government of Cameroon’s (GoC) education system by forcing schools to close and attacking students, teachers, and education facilities. Prolonged school closures will worsen the loss of human capital and economic opportunities in the long term. The most pressing concerns are lack of safe and secure learning environments, lack of trained and skilled teachers, and lack of teaching and learning materials.