In a classified meeting attended by Santa Meteo Radio on Thursday December 29 2016, the all Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions made up of CATTU, TAC, PEATTU, CEWOTU, and BATTUC made it crystal clear that FEDERALISM will stand a better chance in curbing the 50years struggle especially with regards to government's inability or unwillingness to finding long lasting solution to the Anglophone subsystem of Education.
In a few page declaration presented to the Press in Bamenda by the President of Teachers Association Of Cameroon Tameh Valentine Nfon quote;
"Today the generalized outcry for FEDERALISM from the community is pushing us to think of it as the ultimate solution to the Anglophone community's woes" end of quote.
Santa Meteo Radio caught up with the the President of the Catholic Education Workers Trade Union CEWOTU, Kimfon Micheal Yufanyuy who furthermore disclosed that and I quote " we have not concluded that FEDERATION is a condition but what we want to make it known is that a drowning man can hang even on a snake. We are saying that government's attitude towards our grievances is putting us to the position of a drowning man. And if the community is offering FEDERATION as a solution of us being safe from drowning, then we will have no option than to say, that is the solution" end of quote.
According to Mr Kimfon Michael Yufanyuy, If government keeps on pushing them to a drowning point, they will hang even on a snake and if the FEDERATION is the snake, we will hang on it.
It Should be noted that this emergency press declaration from the 5 Anglophone Teachers Trade Unions was in response to the Ghogomou's led Ad hoc committee that met on Tuesday December 27 2016 at the North West Governor's office where he used the avenue to refer to the leaders of the teachers Trade Unions as extremist and rebels trying to deviate the mind of the Anglophone Teachers.
The director of cabinet at the prime minister's office even went ahead to say the government will use all necessary means at their disposal to see that the second school term on January 2017 begins hitch free.