Strike Updates in University of Buea – Late Registration Fee Suspended

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The Registrar of the University of Buea Professor Roland Ndip has announced that the 10,000frs late registration fee to be paid by students, has been suspended.

The late registration fee was one of the reasons why the students of the University of Buea protested on Monday 27th November 2016. Speaking in an interview with Crtv, Professor Roland Ndip said these measures were taken to discipline students who are lax in paying their fees to pay their fees. In one month, 14,000 students out of 20,000 have paid their fees. So you can see that the fault is coming from the laxity of some few students said the Registrar.

Professor Ndip Roland also said measures are being taken to ensure that the students who deserve the 50,000 frs receive their grants. Also, he added that the discussions for the money had been in pipeline, and the students had been informed about that through communiqués . The registrar said the University of Buea only acts as an intermediary between the Ministry of higher education. They don’t take decisions themselves. According to him, the institution was not aware that the students were in disagreement to these decisions especially the late registration fee and would have laid their complaints to the administration.

On the darker side, innocent students were arrested and taken to prison for no good reason. In another interview with Crtv, human rights lawyer and Professor Tambe Tiku said he’s making efforts to see to it that the students are released. He was insulted and undermined by police officials when he asked that the students be treated as suspects and not criminals. Giving the harsh treatments being given to them in Buea and Limbe.

“they asked me to go to Yaounde and talk about human rights there, that they are here for business,, ” said Tambe Tiku.

He also stated the some desperate parents had to rush to release their children and have spent hundreds of thousands just to get them out of the cell, and free them from the inhumane treatment given to them.

However, if the students had a student union. This would have made things easier. The Registrar expects that students would have laid their complaints to the administration. How do you stand up among 20,000 students to draft a complaint to an administration, and expect to be heard? That’s the duty of a student union. Which boils down to another thing the students Want back; UBSU (University of Buea Students Union).

Late Registration Fee Suspended in the University of Buea.

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The registrar of the University ofBuea Professor Roland Ndip, has announced that the 10,000frs late registration fee to be paid by students, has been suspended.

The late registration fee was one of the reasons why the students of the University of Buea protested on Monday 27th November, 2016. Speaking in an interview with Crtv, Professor Roland Ndip said these measures were taken to discipline students who are lax to pay their fees to pay their fees. In one month, 14,000 students out of 20,000 have paid their fees. So you can see that the fault is coming from the laxity of some few students said the Registrar.

Professor Ndip Roland also said measures are being taken to ensure that the students who deserve the 50,000 frs receive their grants. Also, he added that the discussions for the money had been in pipeline, and the students had been informed about that through communiqués . The registrar said the University of Buea only acts as an intermediary between the Ministry of higher education. They don’t take decisions themselves. According to him, the institution was not aware that the students were in disagreement to these decisions especially the late registration fee and would have laid their complaints to the administration.

On the darker side, innocent students were arrested and taken to prison for no good reason. In another interview with Crtv, human rights lawyer and Professor Tambe Tiku, said he’s making efforts to see to it that the students are released. He was insulted and undermined by police officials when he asked that the students be treated as suspects and not criminals. Giving the harsh treatments being given to them in Buea and Limbe.

“they asked me to go to Yaounde and talk about human rights there, that they are here for business” said Tambe Tiku.

He also stated that, some desperate parents had to rush to release their children and have spent hundreds of thousands just to get them out of cell, and free them from the inhumane treatment given to them.

However, if the students had a student union. This would have made things easier. The Registrar expects that students would have laid their complaints to the administration. How do you stand up among 20,000 students to draft a complaint to an administration, and expect to be heard. That’s the duty of a student union. Which boils down to another thing the students Want back; UBSU (University of Buea Students Union).

“Stop Saying We are All Cameroonians: You are Adding Salt to the Wound.”

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In an attempt at showing positivity and encouraging so-called unity some people have tried to call for ‘calm’ by asserting that ‘we are all Cameroonians’.

What they fail to realise is the core premise behind this assertion, which is that we should not highlight the Anglophone problem because we as Cameroonians share common problems and triumphs. That’s true! But the problem with that premise lies in what goes unaddressed in that line of thinking.

Also Read :USA Warns Cameroon Government on Human Rights Violation in Anglophone Cameroon

In talking about anglophone marginalisation, we are trying to point out that there is demonstrable evidence that anglophones are treated less as Cameroonians. You might be ignorant about it if you are not exposed to the marginalisation that exists. You might not have witnessed firsthand the different forms it takes. You might not have noticed that the

You might not have witnessed firsthand the different forms it takes. You might not have noticed that the OHADA law was hitherto produced exclusively in french; you might not know that my cousin in government school finds it increasingly difficult to understand IT because her teacher pronounces “ignore once” as “iniorh onze”; you might not have witnessed how my neighbor was jailed because an investigating police officer who did not understand English took down a contrary sworn statement and the presiding judge too did not understand English well; you might not work in a government office in the South West Region and you receive all official documents exclusively in French.

If you subscribe to the premise of ” we are all Cameroonians “, it is likely you live in a predominantly francophone area, the majority of your social group is francophone, etc (you get the trend). I am not judging where you live or who you socialize with; that’s your prerogative. My basic logic is that if you’d had to witness gross marginalisation of Francophones, you would understand why saying ‘we are all Cameroonians’ is so harmful.

In effect what I am saying is that when women are talking about their experiences in pregnancy, you as a man should not hop in to tell them your ideas about their experiences because you share humanity. Sit down, listen, learn and try to understand.

What you fail to see is that in us pinpointing to the anglophone problem, we are trying to say what you are saying; that anglophones are equally Cameroonians. You are just missing the many ways in which our country is not standing by this principle. When you say we are all Cameroonians, you’re drawing attention away from a struggle that would help push the country towards that version of itself where we are all Cameroonians. In other words, when you say we are all Cameroonians, you are perpetuating toxic marginalisation of Anglophones and in fact, you are part of the problem.

 

USA Warns Cameroon Government on Human Rights Violation in Anglophone Cameroon

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The United States of America Calls for Restraint, Concerns Over Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in English Cameroon. The US have a deep concern for the oppressed English speaking Cameroonians from the North West and South West Regions. Yesterday the 28th of November 2016,

Yesterday the 28th of November 2016, John Kirby, the Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC made a press release addressing the torture and violation of human rights in Buea and Bamenda, respectively, by the military of the Biya regime.

 

A tortured University of Buea Student

Freedom of speech and expression has always been the foundation of human rights. Get the United States of America’s opinion in the  press release below:

”The United States is deeply concerned by the loss of life, injuries and damage as a result of protests that turned violent in Bamenda and Buea, the respective capitals of Cameroon’s Northwestern and Southwestern regions. We call on all parties to exercise restraint, refrain from further violence, and engage in dialogue for a peaceful resolution to the current protests.

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Police molesting students in the streets of Molyko, Buea

The United States urges the Government of Cameroon to protect and defend human rights and fundamental freedoms, ensure that all voices are heard and respected, and preserve the guarantees enshrined in its constitution and international obligations. Apart from the events in Bamenda and Buea, we are also concerned over recent Cameroonian government actions to restrict free expression and peaceful assembly, including ten-year prison sentences for men who exchanged texts referencing Boko Haram and the arrest of 54 members of the opposition Cameroon People’s Party while they were peacefully conducting a party meeting.

The constitution of Cameroon guarantees freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and we believe that non-threatening rhetoric and activities – especially private conversations and gatherings – warrant neither prosecution nor government censure.”

Source: The United States of America, Bureau of Public Affairs

 

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News update: University of Buea students molested by police

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Barely minutes after an intended peaceful protest by the University of Buea students, the police swarmed the university area. What ensued thereafter was akin to the David vs Goliath story, in which the students threw stones at heavily armed police officers.

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University of Buea students being molested by the police

The students were soon dispersed with tear gas and some were caught, beaten and taken to the police station. For almost 2 hours, Molyko was in a state of panic as terror reigned. Dozens of students were rounded up by the police and molested. Then they were loaded in trucks and whisked off.

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flogged and humiliated, this young man shares his pain.

To add insult to injury, the police officers stormed the “Dirty South” neighborhood which houses almost 60% of university students in Buea. The police invaded the mini cites, kicking down doors and dragging out suspects. While some were beaten, others fled and are currently in hiding.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Anglophone MPs Take to the Streets of Bamenda

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A couple of anglophone MPs in the North West Regional capital city of Bamenda today Monday the 28th of November have decided to join the strike action that’s rocking the Anglophone Cameroon.

The southern Cameroon or former British Cameroon has been experiencing tough times. The MPs of Bamenda have vehemently joined the struggle in support of the common law lawyers and the teacher trade unions. The social Democratic front SDF has taken the lead under the tutelage of Ni John Fru Ndi the national chairman of the party

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This is very clear as members of the SDF party could be seen carrying their grudges on banners. These banners carry messages such as:

  • No state sponsored Vandalism
  • Anglophones are not a Tribal or ethnic group
  • We stand with the common law lawyers and the teacher’s trade union.

 

University of Buea Students Molested and Arrested

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Instability in Buea! Today Monday the 28th of November, the dissatisfied students of the University of Buea have decided to take to the street make their voices heard. These angry Cameroonian youths are fed up with  the school administration as they demand the refund of the 10, 000 FCFA fee for the late entry for registration and the payment of the      50, 000 FCFA presidential grants.

The peaceful strike action eventually transitioned into violence due to the intervention of the military to subdue these voices. These soldiers kept on implementing  military might on the university students who have dared only to demand what is rightfully theirs. The elements of the police force then extended the move into students neighbourhood, while molesting and arresting them.

A victimised student in Buea

The bone of contention of this sudden uprising in Buea correlates with the Southern Cameroon struggle such as the cry of marginalisation and the cry for a federated Cameroon in which both the English speaking and French speaking parts of the country are  equal in status. People behave the way they do because something cause them to behave that way. These peaceful protesters have been

People behave the way they do because something cause them to behave that way. These peaceful protesters have been so badly brutalised by the military as the go on molesting, arresting and tear gassing students from hostel to hostel.

As a consequence, the director of students affair of the university of Buea instructed students to leave the school Campus and go back home till further notice. But from the look of things, these students are still targeted from the comforts of their homes by the military.

 

University of Buea students go on strike

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University of Buea students go on strike to have their voices heard. They have embarked on an indefinite strike action on Monday, November 27 2016. The disgruntled students marched to the Central Administration building, in an attempt to put an end to irregularities. News about the imminent strike had been circulating throughout last weekend, especially after the Vice Chancellor released a surprise continuous assessment time-table.

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University of Buea students marching towards the Central Administration building.

Social media and SMS were used to circulate the reasons why the students had to strike, as well as bring out the justifications for such an action. This comes at the heels of the Bamenda strike which further puts the country in general, in an uneasy state. Worthy of note is the fact that the students have expressed no intention of being violent throughout the strike period.

Below are screenshots of a couple of messages disseminated by SMS, calling on the students to take up a strike to resolve their issues.

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Kwoh Elonge – Why It’s Unfair to Call Atanga Nji Paul a Liar

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Yes! Calling him a LIAR is an understatement. He is a BULLSHIT ARTIST

Minister in charge of Special Duties at the Presidency (whatever that means), Atanga Nji Paul began trending after he shocked, angered and embarrassed the country, his culture and ethnic group with a caustic, intensively annoying and indignant interview on CRTV while addressing the ongoing anti-discrimination protest taking place in Anglophone Cameroon. Falsehood flew out of his mouth with such unstoppable fluency that many have described him as a liar. He is worse than a liar, he is a bullshit artist.

Falsehood flew out of his mouth with such unstoppable fluency that many have described him as a liar. He is worse than a liar, he is a bullshit artist.

Prominent philosopher, Harry Frankfurt draws an important distinction between liars, truth tellers and bullshitters–a distinction which is particularly important in gleaning into the malignant impact that the likes of Atanga Nji have on public life. Frankfurt explains that liars know and understand the truth. They choose to respond contrary to its authority. In this extent, liars are respectful of the truth.

The bullshitter, by contrast, does not care what is true or not. He does not reject truth’s authority as the liar does. Actually, he pays no attention to it at all. ‘ By his bluffing, dissimulation, and general dishonesty, the bullshit artist works to erase the very possibility of knowing the truth. Consequently, bullshit is more dangerous than lies since it erodes even the possibility of truth existing or being found,’ explains Frankfurt.

In his B.S, Atanga Nji rejects the slightest suggestion of an Anglophone problem, dismisses concerns of threats to common law and anglophone education while describing all those who say otherwise as anarchists, impostors, and the protest as illegal and masterminded by crooks.

In defense of his B.S he confidently declared that he had carried out statistical research which showed that 95% of schools were functioning unperturbed in SW and NW Regions and that concerns over threats to English education were ‘senseless’ because most of his friends in francophone Cameroon had children studying in Buea and Bamenda.

He concludes that we should appropriate their admiration of our educational system. He says the killing of protesters is by protesters not the military. All of this he says while citing what he considers to be undeniable statistical analysis he has personally done.

Bullshit artists say things with high degree of confidence while, at the same time, having inadequate support for what they are saying, making their statements B.S. To the Atangas of this world, subjectivity is much more important and reality is measured by what they say, think and feel, not what is observable, verifiable or true.

But the more pertinent question is why Atanga Nji is such a bullshit artist. Many have suggested reasons such as sycophancy and power hunger. There is more. Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he or she is talking about. Thus the ventilation of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic exceed his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic. It is very plausible that

It is very plausible that Atanga is so far removed from Anglophone reality that he just doesn’t get it. Etoudi seems to have this effect on anglophones.

On the other hand, Atanga’s artistry for bullshit should not be looked upon as an aberration. Over the past three decades, those within the regime have increasingly adopted positions that are not just politically untenable but also in vehement defiance of truth, facts, common sense and even most infuriating history!

Remember the celebration of 50 years of reunification with banners hanging in Buea with words like “…welcomes Paul Biya…father of our reunification” etc? The type of bullshit that is meant to distort historical truths. People were asking me whether Paul Biya was a British Southern Cameroonian who voted for reunification.

So Atanga’s bullshit sprouts from seeds planted by a league of conspiring politicians who have showed how far they could go in uttering outright untruths which their supporters drink greedily. It took a circle of liars to make Atanga’s forays into outright bullshit even remotely possible.