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Cost of Education: Encounter With 4 Siblings Who Trek For 58 Hours From Cross River Border To Cameroon

Popular entertainer, Ghana Must Go has encountered four siblings trekking from Obudu border in Cross River to Cameroon, their home country at the end of the academic term in Nigeria where they school.

He was in the area for his entertainment adventure when he sighted the kids whose actual ages are not known but the eldest who is in SS 1 could be about 15 years.

They school in an area called Kotanga in Cross River state from where they go back at the end of every term to their home Kalumo in Cameroon by foot.

When asked why they were trekking, they told Ghana Must Go that they don't have money to hire a bike, popularly called okada back to their home.

The kids said they would trek all night without a telephone or any other means of communication. They said they would use torchlight to illuminate the road path as they proceed on the journey they would have them arrive him in the evening of next day.

When a motorcycle operator, popularly called okada was asked the cost of conveying the four siblings, he said each is N5,000. 

On why they left their part of Cameroon to school in Nigeria, the kids said the schools there have all been destroyed as a result of the crisis.

They usually trek back to Nigeria upon resumption of school as well. 

Ghana Must Go however offset the cost of okada for the four kids, which stood at N20,000. This enabled them to board two bikes to their home.

He also gave them additional N10,000 which they can change to a local currency upon arrival in Cameroon.

He further promised to make accommodation available for them around their school while also praying for the crisis in their country to be over.

He commended their resilience and courage in making the sacrifice to acquire education.

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