The proprietor of the college said in a June 12 dispatch that the decision to have Sasse Campus reopened is based on the need for students to be on their own campus, where they can feel comfortable and study in a stable environment.
The SUN recalls that the main campus of Sasse College in Sasse village, Buea was shut down on March 3, 2019 following ‘rising insecurity’ occasioned by the activities of armed separatists in Cameroon’s North West and South West Regions.
After attacking some students and staff of the college in the early hours of September 17, 2018, the armed men fighting for a breakaway state christened Ambazonia on February 24, 2019, asked that the school be shut down under threats.
On March 3, 2019, the then Bishop said regular clashes between security forces and separatist fighters around the school environment made learning difficult and put the lives of the students at risk, forcing them to shut down the campus for the first time since it went operational in 1939.
The no fewer than 200 students of the school were transferred to Tiko where they camped at Christ the King College to prepare for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) exams.
At the start of the 2019/2020 academic year, students of Sasse College were moved from Christ the King College Tiko to the campus of Bishop Rogan Minor Seminary, Small Soppo.
With plans to have the students return to the historic Sasse Campus, Bishop Bibi says they have had to beef up the security details around the school to guarantee a serene learning environment.
“We continue to pray for the return of peace in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon,” said the prelate. “We count on your collaboration and thank you for trusting our educational services which have always been holistic in nature.”