By Gilbert Aman – Saturday April 13, 2019.
Cameroon’s Minister of Secondary Education, Pauline Nalova Lyonga has visited the school and residence of a student who was stabbed to death in Douala, a town in Cameroon’s Littoral Region, Thursday April 11, 2019.
Blériot Tsanou, a student of Government Bilingual High School (GBHS) Deido in Douala died at the emergency unit of the Deido District Hospital, Friday March 29 2019, after being stabbed by his former schoolmate on the campus of Government Bilingual High School Deido, Douala I Sub-division, Wouri Division of the country’s Littoral Region.
Reports say the school and family of the deceased received the Minister Pauline in high spirit despite the grief. The Minister and her team reviewed the security measures before making recommendations, National Telegraph has been told.
The Minister, according to family sources visited Blériot’s residence where she bore condolence messages from the country’s President, Paul Biya.
Nalova’s trip to Douala was capped with a meeting at the Banquet Hall of Littoral’s Governor where together with officials of her Ministry in the Region, security challenges were discussed and recommendations lined up to avoid a similar situation in schools across the region.
Three nurses of the Deido District Hospital, a health facility in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, where the 17-year-old died were suspended, by the country’s Public Health Minister.
Dr Manaouda Malachie in a decision read Tuesday April 2, 2019, on state radio, CRTV, indicated; Ndonda épse Mbella fidèle Marie – Ntogni Célérie épse Kouamo and Nlontchi Ndeko Célestine all three said to be nurses of the above named infirmary were suspended for three months each, citing unprofessional medical conducts.
The victim was rushed to the hospital few minutes later but died under circumstances qualified by many as negligence on the part of hospital staff. The Minister in an earlier reaction condemned the behavior of some of the workers who were caught on camera, taking pictures of the bleeding student instead of trying to help.
The Minister’s three-month suspension decision accuses them of lack of professional ethics. Shortly after the death of Blériot Tsanou, Cameroonians demanded the firing of authorities of the Deido District Hospital and Government Bilingual High School Deido for lack of professionalism.
The murderer, National Telegraph gathered is a recalcitrant student who succeeded in getting into the school campus with a knife despite being expelled from school for indiscipline.