By Bakah Derick
Recent moves by the family of Late Bobe Yong Francis have indicated their readiness to go the way of their late father in the management of their Educational establishments. The Hilltop Mail has it on good authority that considering several meetings held recently, the family is more than ever before prepared to preserve and safeguard the legendary intentions and character of their father late Bobe Yong Francis.
Away from making sure that all his businesses continue to function close to 10years since his passing on in December 2013, both administrative and infrastructural moves have been made to ensure that all is moving according to the wish of late Bobe Yong in character and spirit.
National Polytechnic University Institute Bamenda has maintained an enviable position as the leading private institution of higher learning in the North region. Apart from just supervising the functioning, the family has taken up management roles in the board of the institution. Innovations are visible including an independent Matriculation Ceremony, organisation of a cultural week, proper conduct of evaluation and examinations, good relationship with the ministry of higher education and above all consideration for the needed and have-nots.
www.hilltopvoices.com has it on good authority that a long time serving and senior staff of Progressive Comprehensive High School (PCHS) has just been fired. From what we gathered, this staff has not only showed signs of questionable character, but has been involved in corporal punishment making the schoo environment uncomfortable for learners. During the meeting, the representative of the management board; Yong Jacques warned that no issues like corporal punishment or poor relationship with with parents and students shall be tolerated. For those who minimize fee installations by students, Yong Jacques has warned that if this continues, their days are numbered.
He has called on all workers within any of the Yongs' establishments to be humane, considerate and respectful of students and parents.
These are threats of the late Bobe Yong Francis who went as far as accepting items in kind like food (beans and corn) in the place of money for students to study in his establishment. Our sources have confirmed a change in mindset and character of most of the staff following the recent outing. It is understood that the efforts of the management board is to make sure the school administrator make their institutions friendly to all especially in the ongoing armed conflict when financial resources have become difficult to find especially for the less privileged.