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Juin
05
2017
The Consortium of Parents seized the Court
The case has been adjourned to July 24th, 2017.

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The case pitting the consortium of parents who have children in denominational schools in the North West Region against the Catholic Church officials, some of its co-principals as well as the Cameroon Baptist Convention has been adjourned once again to July 24th, 2017.

They were summoned on seven counts amongst which are: failure to ask parents to send their children to school, collecting money as fees and refusing to teach, failure to pay salary to teachers in these schools among others.

The presiding magistrate Justice Theresia BIKELE, ruled in favour of an adjournment so that the plaintives who were absent can be available.

It is worth recalling that the Bishops of the Bamenda Archdiocese together with the principals of Sacred Heart College Mankon, Saint Bede's College Ashing Kom, Our Lady of Lourdes College Mankon and Bishop George NKUO of the diocese of Kumbo and president of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference BAPEC, were first summoned to appear before the court of first instance on April 21st to answer charges of  seven counts, but the summon was unceremoniously postponed.

The court yard of first instance was stormed on Monday June 5th 2017, by hundreds of Christians who rallied behind their bishops with songs and prayers. The charges levied against the Catholic Bishops pertaining to Education and signed by Colonel TAMAMBANG and Lieutenant Colonel Terence SAMA, are inline with the socio- economic crisis plaguing the two anglophone regions of Cameroon.

The case concerning the Cameroon Baptist Convention was as well adjourned to the same date.

Eileen SAMA, North-West Region

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