An investigation was ordered by the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. An inventory of all contacts of teachers and administrative staff of these academic institutions has been requisitioned.
The teaching staff of the universities of Bamenda and Buea are put under the spot. And for good reason, "Information received by the Presidency of the Republic indicates that some teachers of the universities of Buea and Bamenda support the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions through messages, speeches or statements advocating secessionism as part of their teachings. "reads in a correspondence dated December 13 and addressed to the Minister of Higher Education (Minesup) by the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic (SG/PR), Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh.
To this end, the SG/PR invites Minesup to "cross-check this information and, if necessary, conduct an investigation into it, in liaison with the competent specialized services". In the aftermath, the Minesup, Jacques Fame Ndongo, in another correspondence dated December 16; requests the Vice-Chancellors of these two academic institutions to "keep him, as soon as possible, the directory of telephone and electronic contacts of all teaching and administrative staff in service".