Over forty schools sealed in Far North Cameroon due to threats from Boko Haram, have been re-opened.
Going by Voice of America news, while students are happy returning, many of their teachers are absent and have been replaced by troops from the Multinational Joint Task Force still fighting the Islamist group.
With the new development, the government of Cameroon is urging parents to return their children to the re-opened schools, stating that troops are available to protect the schools.
It would be recalled that the shut down of schools four years ago in this region greatly disrupt schooling in an area already hit by low levels of education.
A situation which according to UNICEF created “a lost generation of children, threatening theirs and the country’s future”.