A student, whose name ERuDeF Humanitarian News got as Nkemdi Kelvin has stabbed his classmate, Nyam Mohamed to death in the Centre Region of Cameroon. The incident happened, Monday November 17, 2020 precisely in Kiki Sub Division, Mbam and Inoubou Division of the said region.
Nkemdi Mohamed is said to be a student of Kiki Technical High School while his victim, Nyam Mohamed is student of Mouko High School, two schools that are close to each other. ERuDeF Humanitarian News can not say with certainty why Nkemdi Kelvin could murder his classmate with such cruelty.
The perpetrator of this act is reportedly took to his heels after the incident. Investigations have been opened to track down the the Nkemdi Kelvin whose where about is till to be known.
Knife Violence in Cameroon’s School on the rise
At the beginning of this year, a 15-year student, still in the Center Region of Cameroon stabbed his math teacher, Njoni Tchakounte Maurice. According to reports, the student in question was ask to leave the class by Mr. Njoni, Tchakounte, but unfortunately, the student retaliated by stabbing him.
This incident caused a lot of outrage in Cameroon as many teachers called for the institution of corporal punishment.
Back in March 2019 a form 4 Student of Government Bilingual High School, GBHS Deido, Douala murdered his his fellow form form 4 student with a knife. The student who perpetrated the act was reportedly mocked after performing poorly in exams. The only way he could quench his anger was by killing his mate in the cruelest of forms.
What could be Behind the rise in violence in Cameroon Schools
Many Cameroonians have tried to give their own little explanations as to the reason why violence is steadily rising in the school milieu in Cameroon. Some Cameroonians have argue that he absence of corporal punishment is behind the rise of violence in school. According to this set of People students and pupils alike are no longer afraid since they wouldn’t be beaten if they commit any crime. This may be far from explaining the phenomenon but could partly explain the reason violence in Cameroon schools is on a steady rise.
Clinical Psychologist, Dr Mireille Ndje Ndje blames this phenomenon to what he calls “a society that allows everything” Hear him speak to CRTV Web “Violence is as old as the world; It’s just that our society had a code of conduct, a set of rules and prohibitions that were well respected and that prevented action. Today we are in a society where everything is allowed. We no longer respect anyone; the roles are confused. It is also a society where parents no longer have the time to insist on the education of values and respect. It is a society where children are educated by television, by the street and by peers who have no experience. We are in a society where drugs circulate everywhere and the drinking outlets rub shoulders with educational establishments. We are in a society where adults do not lead by example…where teachers can have a beer with their students… a society that authorizes delinquency”.