• Posted on: 28 March 2020

Education is both a universal human right and a fundamental means to achieve other human rights .The right of the Indigenous peoples is protected by the UNDRIP, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other Instruments  which reaffirms and applies the right of education to the specific historical ,cultural ,economic and social circumstances of indigenous peoples. In spite of the protections afforded by these Instruments the rights to education has not been fully realized for most indigenous peoples . Cameroon education system and curricula lacks knowledge about indigenous peoples way of learning causing an educational gap for indigenous children .schooling has been explicitly and implicitly a site of rejection of indigenous knowledge and language. In terms of accessing education indigenous girls turn to be even more disadvantage than the indigenous boys . gender issues are a common impediment to education for both boys and girls in indigenous communities .In these communities social norms prevent indigenous girls from attending schools .family prefer girls to remain at home and perform domestic chores and care for children and sibling, and later on forced into early and forced  marriages.This justify the increase rate of illiteracy amongst indigenous women and girls