The teacher’s problem in Cameroon is a problem for all Cameroonians. Anglophone or francophone see it as marginalisation. Depriving francophone children from accessing full English education can be seen as marginalisation and vice versa.
Do we not have francophone students in English speaking schools and vice versa?
Are English speaking schools limited to the NW and SW? Don’t we have francophones living and schooling in the NW and SW in French speaking schools although limited? Are anglophones not living and schooling in English schools all over Cameroon? There is a practical policy issue here and it should not be confused with the eradication of a language spoken all over Cameroon. It has been amplified and used as a political tool.
Don’t be fooled by those whose pride is in fooling you around to gain political favours. If anglophone’s do not take pride in speaking their dialects home and abroad, then taking pride in English does not make us intellectuals.
Look around yourselves out of your villages, how many of you are proud to speak your dialects out of your villages? It is a problem seen abroad in almost all Caneroonians from the NW and SW.
It is a disease eradicating your own culture an enforcing an illusion in the name of anglophone culture. Your children don’t speak your dialect hence lost more than you. It is the beginning of the collapse of your culture from one generation to another.
What is really an anglophone culture. It is a jungle of confusion and misrepresented facts by unhappy people and nothing else. Anglo stands for English.. But we must be honest to ourselves that although Cameroon has English as a national language, we are a pidgin speaking community. English speakers are not limited to the NW & SW hence English can never be eradicated in Cameroon. We are mixing politics with reality hence confusing a confused situation. We need to embrace a radical cultural shift to our true identity. Pidgin is a recognised language and we should be proud of it but not more than our true identity. English is just an official language for all Cameroonians. Make no mistake. Let history not confuse you to confuse yourself.
Yes the white man contributed to it but they have long gone. Many Cameroonians blame the white man especially the French but I blame the black man especially a Cameroonian for the fall of Cameroon. Black man betrayed himself in denial. If the French are bad, what have you done for yourselves?
If you want to make sense of it all, we Cameroonians like to play pretend strictness while White pple practice real strictness. Go to any European’s office with a problem and take the same problem to an African’s office. You will see the difference with your own eyes. It is a problem affecting all Cameroonians not only anglophones. Stereotype should be eradicated through education and the blame culture hit with the hammer.
We have problems is Cameroon just like any other country; Bilingual in practice. This is a problem and warrant serious attention in Cameroon. As a bilingual country, no body should hold a public office without the ability to speak one of the languages fluently and show an understanding of the other. Cameroonians of today find this a problem when public office workers show no ability in both languages. Anglophones especially Wirba cited it in his political quest ignoring the reality. Is anglophones (2 National languages) limited to the English and French zone? In Banso none is spoken hence we see flaws. Pidgin and Lamsoh makes Banso a bilingual zone. Confuse yourself if you are happy to be confused.
The teacher’s had a practical problem and the Common Law is not different. Don’t be confused with aspects of the common law applications flaws in the judiciary system and common law as a whole. We need civil law more and the common law as a subordinate to make the judiciary system better. That should be the focus. Anglo Saxon and common law in the NW & SW is share ignorance.
We have minor problems that warrant a political shake up to the real economic problems facing us. To fix all, we need a cultural rethink to address the confused cultural position first ( cultural revolution). The politics will always be the politics although we need a political agenda that fit the heterogeneous nature of Cameroon and see the various tribes as unique entities that we must understand and cherish.