School has been in full swing for nearly two months. The students have settled into the routine of boarding school and classes. As the enrollment has stabilized, class rosters are being finalized. I am anticipating receiving class rosters for each of the forms by the first of next week.
In many ways school is the same here as it is in America. Some students are eager to learn, others resist. However, classrooms look very different. Class size is best described as open-ended. My Form 3 class is the smallest with 37 students. Most of these students fall in the Junior High age group. So when was the last time I thought a class of 37 students would feel small---Hmmm, never!! Perhaps it seems small as my Form 1 class has 60 students. Now that is a classroom full and more. I am grateful that the principal was not able to find anymore "late enrollees" for Form 1.
I shall keep you updated on my survival with that many students.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.