Number of school enrollments drops by 72% in 5 years in the Anglophone Regions

Number of school enrollments drops by 72% in 5 years in the Anglophone Regions

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by N Melo
August 13, 2022 0

Number of school enrollments drops by 72% in 5 years in the Anglophone Regions

These figures were revealed on August 4 during the 4th session of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue by the Prime Minister.

According to Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, “in 2017, the number of enrollments in schools in the North West region was 220,000”. In 2022, these registrations are 60,462, a drop of 72% due to the conflict between the army and armed groups of separatist inspiration. Revealing these figures on 4 August during the 4th session of the follow-up committee for the implementation of the recommendations of the Major National Dialogue, the Prime Minister indicated that “this is remarkable and enormous progress “.

This is because, compared to the statistics for the period 2017-2019, the number of school enrollments is on an upward trend. “This figure dropped to 45,000 in 2018 and to 24,350 in 2019” details the PM. “The South-West region is experiencing the same boom”, welcomes Dion Ngute without revealing the figures. Overall, the PM reports that in the North West regions of the South West, school enrollment has increased from 185,008 for the 2018/2019 school year to 194,482 for the coming year. to end. From 2019 to 2020, they were 123,909

. In secondary schools, there is also a slight improvement compared to 2017 when the conflict broke out. According to the head of government, enrollment stood at 42,992 in the 2018/2019 school year. “The 2019/2020 academic year has indeed been extremely difficult and bad”, regrets the PM who reveals that registrations were 54,834. For the year which has just ended, registrations stood at 91,797.
“In summary, many academic institutions have reopened their doors. Schools in major towns and many suburbs are operational. This year the GCE exam took place in serenity” , noted the PM, for whom “the situation is changing radically and positively every day”

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