Douala (National Times)-Cameroon’s Secondary Education Minister Pauline Nalova Lyonga, has said recalcitrant children have no place in school, insisting they should be sent to stay at home with their parents.
The minister’s outburst against indiscipline surfaced Thursday April 11th as she toured the campus of Government Bilingual High School (GBHS) Dedido- Douala following the murder of a student on campus.
Minister Nalova emphasised that security will be reinforced on every campus. “We are going to do our best to reinforce security measures to reinforce discipline. Discipline must be in the schools. There is no doubt if you have a child who does not want to be disciplined, that child should go back to the parents and live with the parents,” Secondary Education boss stressed.
She added that, “school space is common space and not a place for criminals”. She pointed out that strategies are being mapped to make school campuses safer.
While on the campus, the minister instructed school authorities to issue report cards electronically to avoid overcrowding. The minister warned against any resistance to her instructions.
Later on, she held a working session with secondary education stakeholders across the Littoral Region focused on handling issues of indiscipline and security on campus.
Ousman Breliot was stabbed on Friday 29 March 2019. He died moments later at the emergency unit of the Deido District hospital.