Senate President Invites Some 20 Chinese Medical Specialists to Bangangté

Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji recently invited a Chinese medical team to the west région of Cameroon to examine several inhabitants of this locality a few days before the start of the school year. 

More than 1,000 patients from the seven groups of the district of Bangangté ( Bangangté, Bangang-Fokam, Bamena, Bangoulap, Bangoua, Batchingou, Bahouoc) were auscultated and treated free of charge by about twenty Chinese medical specialists during this two-day campaign.

 The Special guests of the President of the Senate went to provide care as part of the 50-year-old Sino-Cameroonian cooperation. 

Proud of the success of this campaign, which enabled populations to better understand their general state of health and even to detect certain unsuspected diseases; the mayor of Bangangté, Eric Aimé Niat, declared that:

“On the eve of the start of the school year, the pupils above all need to be in good health before returning to the benches.  Good health is the guarantee of better academic and academic performance.  I thank the Chinese doctors for having made the very numerous trips.  Your action undoubtedly and effectively strengthens relations between our two great nations, ” said Eric Aimé Niat

 n turn, the chief of the Chinese medical team in Shanxi, Tian Yuan, thanked the president of the senate for the confidence placed in the Chinese medical team.  “It was in 1975 that the Chinese government first sent a medical team to Cameroon and today, after 46 years of wind and rain, 21 Chinese medical teams have been dispatched with a total of 711 medical personnel from high professional quality by the Chinese government,” he said.

 Dr Tian Yuan hopes that a future campaign will soon be organized to provide more quality care to the sick.

Meantime there is flying rumours in the air that the 2021/2022 academic year has been pushed to September 13, 2021, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Contrary these rumours having announced the postponement of the resumption of classes, the ministries of Basic Education and Secondary Education reiterated in a joint ministerial decision signed on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 that the start of the school year will indeed be effective at the start of the school year date initially made public.

The start of the 2021/2022 school year will indeed be effective on Monday, September 6, 2021, informs a joint decree signed by the Ministry of Basic Education and the Ministry of Secondary Education, on the evening of Wednesday, August 25, 2022. “In all cases public and private institutions in the Republic of Cameroon, the 2021/2022 school year begins on Monday September 6, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.  and ends on Friday July 29, 2021 at 3:20p.m,” stated the communiqué.

It goes without saying that the rumor of the postponement of the start of the school year has been undermined by these two members of the government, Paluine Nalova Lyonga of secondary education and Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa of basic education.  However, public opinion had already rushed to delay the date of the start of the school year while evoking the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Another part of the opinion even indicated that this true-false dismissal was linked to the unpreparedness of the ministry of secondary education, this after the appearance on national television on August 23 of the Secretary General of the said ministry, Pierre Fabien Nkot.  The latter had hinted that the specter of a postponement was hovering over the next school year, and the idea spread in public opinion, which hastily concluded with a postponement.

 Ingrid KENGNE

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