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Articles from Cameroon

  1. Democracy 31 August 2021

    Cameroon: Education organisations’ joint project for democracy and union renewal

    Education International and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES, German acronym) are working together in Cameroon on a capacity building project, “Union renewal: building strong, inclusive, democratic and effective unions in the education sector in Cameroon”. The project involving all of Education International’s national member organisations will run from 2021 until...

    Cameroon: Education organisations’ joint project for democracy and union renewal
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  3. Union growth 7 October 2020

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

    A teacher union operating in the private sector has decided to take a series of actions to ensure decent working and living conditions for teachers and also to strengthen its capacities and ensure that teachers’ voices are really heard by the public authorities.

    Cameroon: Union development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 2 June 2020

    Cameroon: the resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike

    Organised teachers in Cameroon have warned the government that a resumption of classes on 1 June carried out without sufficient preliminary planning would put the educational community in danger. They have especially insisted on reduced class sizes and the provision of masks and hand sanitizer.

    Cameroon: the resumption of face-to-face classes without proper preliminary planning endangers teachers and students alike
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 27 April 2020

    Cameroon: teachers must get more support in developing their skills to help them deliver quality distance education

    While acknowledging that teachers had already been offered training to help them develop the skills needed to deliver online classes before the COVID-19 crisis had begun, educators should be better trained in the area according to an education trade union in Cameroon. Authorities should ensure that teachers are well-equipped to...

    Cameroon: teachers must get more support in developing their skills to help them deliver quality distance education
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 23 April 2020

    Gabon: teachers support governmental initiative for education to continue through distance learning

    Although they believe the XGEST platform distance learning initiative launched by the Ministry of Education is worth trying out during the COVID-19 initiative, teachers, through their representative organisation, the Syndicat de l'Éducation Nationale say that they have strong reservations as to whether all students can access it. They therefore insist...

    Gabon: teachers support governmental initiative for education to continue through distance learning
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 7 February 2020

    Cameroon: Unions denounce ongoing violence in schools

    Teachers’ representative organisations in Cameroon are united in demanding security in schools in a country “badly shaken by an unprecedented and wave of intolerable violence” at the beginning of the year.

    Cameroon: Unions denounce ongoing violence in schools
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  10. Standards and working conditions 2 December 2016

    Cameroon: Teachers press government to take action for improved status

    Teacher unions in Cameroon have unitarily called on primary and secondary teachers to strike in December to force the government to respect commitments on improved teachers’ working and living conditions and fixed status.

    Cameroon: Teachers press government to take action for improved status
  11. Equity and inclusion 24 August 2015

    Cameroon: trade union workshop addresses women’s rights

    A seminar on women's rights in Bafoussam, Cameroon, organised by the Swedish union Lärarförbundet and Cameroon’s education unions affiliated with Education International, was undertaken to help participants better understand and tackle the issues.

    Cameroon: trade union workshop addresses women’s rights
  12. Standards and working conditions 3 October 2014

    Cameroon: Demand for more public investment in education

    Global market dynamics have not benefited education. That’s according to Roger Kaffo Fokou, Deputy General Secretary of the Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignement et de la recherche(FESER), one of Education International’s (EI) affiliates in Cameroon, in a statement to mark World Teachers’ Day on 5 October.

    Cameroon: Demand for more public investment in education
  13. Union growth 29 July 2014

    Cameroon: Trade union rights being attacked

    Cameroon's teacher unions have condemned sanctions imposed by public authorities in Cameroon which threaten the exercise of their trade union rights by workers.

    Cameroon: Trade union rights being attacked
  14. Standards and working conditions 12 March 2014

    Cameroon: Unions still waiting for improvements in working conditions

    EI’s national affiliates in Cameroon, the Fédération camerounaise des syndicats de l’Education(FECASE), the Fédération des syndicats de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche(FESER) and the Syndicat des travailleurs des établissements scolaires privés du Cameroun(SYNTESPRIC), have called on teachers to take action to improve their status and working conditions.

    Cameroon: Unions still waiting for improvements in working conditions
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 November 2013

    Cameroon: investing in education and teachers

    The National Autonomous Union of Secondary School Teachers (SNAES), a member of the Federation of Education and Research Unions (FESER) affiliated to EI, called attention to the need for quality teachers.

    Cameroon: investing in education and teachers
  16. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 23 July 2013

    Cameroon: teacher union involved in quality education initiative

    The Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignement et de la recherche(FESER) one of EI’s national affiliates, participated in the 4th Aflatoun – a network of organisations interested in education –“Building Blocks for Life” International Meeting, which took place from 1 to 3 July 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosted and organised in...

    Cameroon: teacher union involved in quality education initiative
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 16 February 2012

    Cameroon: Strike action to protest at broken government promises

    One of EI’s national affiliates, the Fédération Camerounaise des Syndicats de l'Education(FECASE), has joined other education unions supported by the Public Sector Union Confederation (CSP) calling for a strike in the basic and secondary education sectors on 14-17 February. Trade Unionists condemn the government’s attitude, saying it is not adhering...

    Cameroon: Strike action to protest at broken government promises
  18. Standards and working conditions 12 October 2007

    Cameroon: SYNTESPRIC members demonstrated for better job security

    On 5 October, World Teachers' Day, members of the Syndicat des Travailleurs des Etablissements scolaires privés du Cameroun (SYNTESPRIC) held a demonstration to demand the government ratify their collective agreement.

    Cameroon: SYNTESPRIC members demonstrated for better job security