Back to School 2023: The infrastructure challenge remains

By Burinyuy A. B

As Schools resume today nationwide after a three-month holiday, the challenge of
school infrastructure in Cameroon remains a major concern for education stakeholders. Thousands and maybe millions of children are out of school due to inadequate infrastructure.
Dilapidated school structure in Mbelewa Nkwen 

The lack of classrooms, furniture, water and sanitation facilities, electricity and internet connectivity are common. The challenge may not be only for Cameroon as UNESCO sources suggest that the lack of these facilities is the reason why over 30million children are out of school across sub-Saharan Africa.
While local governments have specific targets, the African Union dreams to see
children having access to education by 2030. Achieving such a goal will require significant investment in school infrastructure.
Abandoned School Campus in Mbelewa Nkwen

Calls for back to school have been common in the restive North West Region of Cameroon but many children like those of GS Mbelewa-Nkwen, Bamenda may not return to school due to the state of their school.

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