From Shing Timothy in Buea
The University of Buea, UB, has hailed the achievements of the ,Catholic University Institute of Buea, CUIB, under its tutelage. The appraisal was echoed by Professor Nol Alembong, the representative of UB to CUIB during its 16th senate meeting. “CUIB, had a successful matriculation ceremony of new students, recruitment of permanent staff, and graduation of 181 students into the socio-professional world and this is an indicator of success.
Also three of their teaching staff were promoted to higher ranks through the promotion board of higher education and they have been serious with their measures like online teaching and respect of barrier measures in line with the directives of the government”.
The President of Catholic University, Professor Victor Julius Ngoh, explained that the semester ended well because of the joint effort of every member of the CUIB community. He challenged the institution’s community to continue working as one.
“The first semester ended well, the results were made available that our Mentor University, the University of Buea, has congratulated us for a job well done and has called on us to keep improving. It is important to note that not all the successes we have recorded so far is because of the team spirit that we have with the faculty, the staff, the students and of course with the support of the chancellor, who is also the pro-chancellor, His Lordship Bishop Michael Bibi,” Prof Ngoh said.
Prof Ngoh said anti-covid-19 measures will be enforced during the second semester with defaulters punished. “We have done so well and the anti-COVID-19 measures will be reinforced and applied strictly given firm instructions to the provost and the dean to ensure that the measures are implemented. Students and lecturers must wear masks even in class. Those who will not respect the measures, unpleasant measures will be carried out against them”. He talked of a memorandum of understanding between CUIB and Green House Ventures which will benefit students of all the schools in CUIB as well as the community with fruits and vegetables.
“We will be growing vegetables, tomatoes and the rest, and it will be another opportunity for our agricultural students to have practical experience. The whole concept involves not only agricultural students but also engineering students because they will know how to build a green house, while the students of business will know how to sell the produce, while the students of information and technology will know how to enter the data and know how to carryout online sales,” the CUIB student said.