In 2020, violence affecting education has increased, particularly in the Northwest and Southwest but also in in the Far North, Southwest, Centre and West regions.
Due to insecurity schools have been forced to close forcing schools to close and Cameroon Armed Forces deployed to protect teachers and students. In the Anglophone regions teachers have been forced to leave their job and seek safety elsewhere.
Both students and educators are targeted during attacks and schools stormed by armed groups.
Perpetrators include Ambazonian Separatist fighters in the Northwest and Southwest regions, Boko Haram, active in the Far North region, as well as other armed groups or bandits.
Teachers are kidnapped, killed and physically assaulted on their way to work or inside schools. Teachers are also arrested by state forces over accusation of links with separatists or in their involvement in the Anglophone crisis.
Students are shot, killed and injured in schools, on the way to school or in hostels close to universities. Data