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CAMEROON: SOUTH WEST - DEAF STUDENTS CELEBRATE EXAMINATION SUCCESS
Oct 1, 2015
The Buea-based school had 100 per cent in the 2015 First School Leaving Certificate and 71.4 per cent in the GCE Ordinary Level.
Since 2013, the School of the Deaf in Buea in the South West Region has been registering candidates for the General Certificate of Education, GCE Ordinary Level. In the 2015 session, students made remarkable improvement in results, securing 71.4 per cent and 100 per cent in the First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC.
BUEA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: WHERE THE FUTURE OF CAMEROONIAN DEAF CHILDREN IS BRIGHTENED !
Feb 4, 2015
It is just a matter of decision by parents of deaf children and society as a whole and the future of deaf children will be bright. Yet, not enough is done to give the best, in terms of education and support, to this category of people in Cameroon.
And that is where Mr. N’jok Bibum Aloysius, himself a Cameroonian deaf, makes the difference: he, with the full support of his British deaf wife, Margaret Lioyd Bibum, founded the Buea School for the Deaf (BSD) in 2003. The wife became deaf at the age of two but got educated up to university level.
According to Mr. N’jok, who doubles as founder and BSD director, “The primary objective of the school is to provide quality education opportunities to deaf children”
AFRICAN DEAF SCHOOL GETTING HELP FROM AMERICAN FRIENDS
Jun 27, 2014
Ann Kona remembers what it was like growing up in the west central African region of Cameroon and having a younger brother who was deaf.
Deafness was viewed culturally as a curse, and deaf children generally were not deemed worthy of an education, she said.
“Families who had to pay tuition would rather pay for a hearing child,” she said. “There were no jobs for deaf people, so families would hesitate to send them to school. Deaf kids were not sent to school.”
Kona, 65, of Montgomery County, Md., said because of the persistence of some key people who were moved by the plight of deaf children there, many in the Cameroon region now have an option for education.