Thursday, 15 September 2016

English-speaking schools packed out in Cameroon


http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/64/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/5/27/e65efd27-ae9f-4eee-b0cc-12f030d874a8.jpgRandy Joe Sa'ah
BBC Africa, Yaounde
Schools in Cameroon were reminded a few weeks ago, at the start of the academic year, that there should be no more than 60 pupils in a class.

But this is proving difficult to adhere to as there are not enough schools or teachers to cope with the number of students.
A teacher at a primary school in the Etut-Ebge suburb of the capital, Yaounde, told me she had 85 children in her class this year:




BBC
The problem has been exacerbated by the recent demand for places at English-speaking schools – even in Francophone parts of the country.
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