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Enanga Titi

Thank you for thinking about anglophones in that country.Maybe after the publication of this article things are going to get better in all higher institutions in Cameroon.Continue like that and God will reward your efforts.
Enanga M

Asonglefac Nkemleke

The situation in what is today ASMAC is not different from what it was 30 years ago. As a student of the then International Higher School of Journalism (ESIJY) (1974-1977) 95 per cent of my courses were in French. We had three English speaking lecturers, two of whom were part time: Mr. Sammy Chumfong and the late Professor Bernard Fonlon. Mr. Shu Fontem was the only school-based English speaking professional who helped guide our steps. But more than 30 years down the line, and considering the changes that have taken place in that school, there ought to be some measure of making things better not just for the English speaking students but also for the entire school. In our days, we accepted the reality because of the international character of the school: there were students from CAR, Rwanda, Togo, Chad, and Gabon...all French speaking countries. While not trying to justify the situation, I just want to point out that the school needs to do more than just say that the English speaking staff have "flown to the U.S.A." Nature does not allow for a vacuum and if the staff have left, it is the duty and responsibility of the school to replace them, not with French speaking faculty, but with English speaking professionals that are certainly not lacking in Cameroon today. We grappled with the language problem and came out on top. My recommendation to the English speaking students in the school is for them to stay focused, and make the best use of whatever resources they have in the school and around the city of Yaounde.
Asonglefac Nkemleke (Fifth batch of ESIJY).

Asonglefac Nkemleke

The situation in what is today ASMAC is not different from what it was 30 years ago. As a student of the then International Higher School of Journalism (ESIJY) (1974-1977) 95 per cent of my courses were in French. We had three English speaking lecturers, two of whom were part time: Mr. Sammy Chumfong and the late Professor Bernard Fonlon. Mr. Shu Fontem was the only school-based English speaking professional who helped guide our steps. But more than 30 years down the line, and considering the changes that have taken place in that school, there ought to be some measure of making things better not just for the English speaking students but also for the entire school. In our days, we accepted the reality because of the international character of the school: there were students from CAR, Rwanda, Togo, Chad, and Gabon...all French speaking countries. While not trying to justify the situation, I just want to point out that the school needs to do more than just say that the English speaking staff have "flown to the U.S.A." Nature does not allow for a vacuum and if the staff have left, it is the duty and responsibility of the school to replace them, not with French speaking faculty, but with English speaking professionals that are certainly not lacking in Cameroon today. We grappled with the language problem and came out on top. My recommendation to the English speaking students in the school is for them to stay focused, and make the best use of whatever resources they have in the school and around the city of Yaounde.
Asonglefac Nkemleke (Fifth batch of ESIJY).

Asonglefac Nkemleke

The situation in what is today ASMAC is not different from what it was 30 years ago. As a student of the then International Higher School of Journalism (ESIJY) (1974-1977) 95 per cent of my courses were in French. We had three English speaking lecturers, two of whom were part time: Mr. Sammy Chumfong and the late Professor Bernard Fonlon. Mr. Shu Fontem was the only school-based English speaking professional who helped guide our steps. But more than 30 years down the line, and considering the changes that have taken place in that school, there ought to be some measure of making things better not just for the English speaking students but also for the entire school. In our days, we accepted the reality because of the international character of the school: there were students from CAR, Rwanda, Togo, Chad, and Gabon...all French speaking countries. While not trying to justify the situation, I just want to point out that the school needs to do more than just say that the English speaking staff have "flown to the U.S.A." Nature does not allow for a vacuum and if the staff have left, it is the duty and responsibility of the school to replace them, not with French speaking faculty, but with English speaking professionals that are certainly not lacking in Cameroon today. We grappled with the language problem and came out on top. My recommendation to the English speaking students in the school is for them to stay focused, and make the best use of whatever resources they have in the school and around the city of Yaounde.
Asonglefac Nkemleke (Fifth batch of ESIJY).

dango tumma

YOU HAVE ONLY ONE OPTION, I MEAN YOU 6 .5M
AMBAZONIAN, YOU EITHER FIGHT FOR YOUR
OWN COUNTRY ,OR KEEP SILENT AND DRINK THE DREGS, AS WELL AS EAT THE CRUMPS OF FRENCHMAN YEE COUNTRY,

THE OPTION IS YOURS.
LAW NUMBER 84/01 HAVE ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT YOU PEOPLE DONT HAVE LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN NATIONALITY. SOO, KEEP HAMMERING THAT BY CHANCE THINGS WILL CHNAGE IF FOR 45 YRS THEY HAVENT, ANOTHER 45 YRS THERE WILL.
REALLY?
NO WAY. YOU ARE BORN FREE, AND YOU OUGHT TO
LIVE FREE AND DIE FREE, SOO IS THE CRY FROM THE, FAKO MOUNTAIN. THOSE WHO HAVE EARS HEAR HIM THE OLD MAN WITH GRAY HAIR
IS SAYING. COMME MY CHILDREN FOLLOW ME AND LETS BOND TOGETHER AND FREE OUR SELVES.
AND HAVE HAVE RESPECT AND DIGNITY, YET
SOME HAVE EARS BUT REFUSES TO HEAR. ALWAYS
GOING TO THE FRENCH SIDE, TO LOOK FOR HAVEN ,,YOU HAVE HAVEN ON YOUR DOOR STEP , YOU ONLY NEED TO REALIZE YOURSELF SELF AND BUILD YOUR LOT. NOTHING ELSE. NO BODY WOULD GIVE YOU INDEPENDENCE IF YOU DONT FIGHT FOR.

julius

Mr. Tumma,

Right on point.

"AMBAZONIAN, YOU EITHER FIGHT FOR YOUR
OWN COUNTRY ,OR KEEP SILENT AND DRINK THE DREGS, AS WELL AS EAT THE CRUMPS OF FRENCHMAN YEE COUNTRY,"

Hoping and dreaming that we will ever achieve true equality and fairness in this cess pool, is just that a dream.

Angel Tabe

That school is not meant for
"English Speakers" - see the composition even when it was
"INTERNATIONAL". Otherwise, simple logic, or proper concern, not just the politics of a "united" Cameroon, would be expressed with the changing dynamics of over 30 years!

We were 6 out of twenty in my class, but often, after tests and exams, our classmates who referred to us as "Les Biafrais, Ces gens la" - in addition to the usual "ANGLOS" - they would be saying, "Mais les anglophones, eux is ont fait comment?" - that is, to have had good scores at the tests. Well, this is how: We studied Journalism in French, to practice in English - GENIAL. Does anyone recall perfectly bilingual news reports from abroad by Njovens Ben Berka (RIP)and Boh Herbert?

My word to those who are in it now or the future: COURAGE - YOU WILL MAKE IT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD -professionally I mean.

Thank you Post Online.

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