The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, Philemon Yang has ordered the setting up of an inter-ministerial ad hoc committee. This ad hoc committee will examine and propose solutions to solve the problems of Anglophone Teachers who are currently on strike.
The decision to set up an ad hoc committee comes with ten articles;
Article 1: The creation, organization and functioning of the committee tasked with examining and proposing solutions to the concerns raised by the Anglophone Teacher’s Trade Unions
Article 2: Placed under the PM, Head of Government, the ad hoc committee’s main mission shall be to examine appropriate solutions to all the concerns raised by the Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions.
Article 3 : The ad hoc committee shall be made up of;
-Chair: Professor Ghogomu Paul Mingo, Minister, Director of Cabinet at the PM’s Office
Members: Minister of Higher Education, Minister of Secondary Education, Minister of Basic Education.
The following bodies shall have representatives in the committee
-The National Union of Teacher’s of Higher Education, SYNES University of Bamenda.
-The National Union of Teacher’s of Higher Education, SYNES University of Buea.
-The Cameroon Teacher’s Trade Union ,CATTUC.
-Teacher’s Association Cameroon,TAC
-The Presbyterian Education Authority Teacher’s Trade Union.
-The Catholic Education Worker’s Trade Union.
-The Baptist Teacher’s Trade Union Cameroon.
-The Cameroon Education Forums.
-Lay Private Schools
-Private Denominations Schools
-Parent/Teacher association government schools
– Parent /Teacher association of private lay schools
-Parents/Teacher Association of Private denominational Schools
Depending on the agenda for discussion, the Chairperson of the committee may invite any other resource person
Article 4: The ad hoc committee shall meet in Bamenda when summoned by its Chairperson.
The ad hoc committee proceedings shall be recorded by the Coordinator of the Technical Secretariat.
Article 5: Every meeting of the ad hoc committee shall be sanctioned by a report and the Chairperson shall without delay report on the deliberations of the ad hoc committee to the Prime Minister and solicit his arbitration whenever necessary.
Article 6: The ad hoc committee shall have a Technical Secretariat to execute its instructions of the committee, identify necessary actions ,prepare an action plan, prepare files, draft reports amongst others
Article 7: The Technical Secretariat shall comprise the following;
The Coordinator, a senior official at the cabinet of the PM.
-Representative of the Minister in charge of Higher Education.
-Representative of the Minister in charge of Secondary Education.
-Representative of the Minister in charge of Basic Education.
These officials shall be designated by their various Ministries
Article 8: miscellaneous
Duties of Chairperson and member of the ad hoc committee as well as those of the Technical Secretariat shall be honorary.
Article 9: The provisions of order number 118 CAB/PM of 28 November 2016 relating to the creation and organization and functioning of the inter-ministerial ad hoc committee tasked with examining and proposing solutions to the concerns raised by Teacher’s Trade Unions shall still remain in force
Aricle 10 : This order shall be registered published in the official gazette in the English and French