Yaounde (National Times)-The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has entered an agreement with Cameroon’s Basic education ministry outlining its plan to enhance access to education for internally displaced children in security-threatened regions of the country.
The agreement signed at a ceremony in Yaounde Friday April 12th will permit the NRC for the first time in many years expand its help to the North West and South Regions. The council has a record presence in the Northern Regions of the country.
The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Basic Education Dr Vivian Asheri Kilo said, both the government and the NRC “ want to work together to ensure that the displaced young people have quality education in an environment that is suitable for them”.
She said this program is mainly for those who have dropped out of school and have stayed at home for about two or three years without sitting on a classroom bench.
“Sometimes it is difficult to reintegrate them in the classes that they left and so there is a program that the Norwegian Refugee Council is building such that children like this could catch up with the rest of their peers,” Kilo stated.
Since the beginning of the crisis in the English speaking Regions in 2016, many youths have not been able to go to school .Students were threatened and scores of schools been burnt in these regions.