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Managing COVID-19: BUIB is set for June 1st school reopening


BUIB is ready to resume school come June 1st 2020.
The administration of Biaka University Institute of Buea has held a high level preparatory meeting to plan for the second phase of the academic year amidst the covid-19 pandemic.


The three hours meeting which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Francisca Hongla Biaka, flanked by her close collaborators brought together all full time and part time lecturers of the University.


During the meeting which took place on Wednesday May 27th 2020, BUIB management thanked lecturers for the enormous work put in since the 23rd of April 2020 when the second semester started with online classes and encouraged them to integrate the online system as part of the future of the teaching and learning process for the University.


Reports from Different School directors (school of management sciences and school of health sciences) say learning has been going on effectively on the BUIB eLearning portal and more than 60 per cent of the work has been covered this far.


They (Director of schools) added that, students have begun taking their continuous assessment (CA) on the university online portal and hope to effectively carry on revision and complete the rest of the syllabus when school resumes.


The occasion also provided lecturers the opportunity to be briefed by management on the measures put in place to prevent COVID-19 on campus and to ensure a COVID-19 free campus when students return.


Some of the measures taken by the University includes; production of huge quantities of hand sanitizers by the school of health Sciences, acquiring of thousands of face masks for all students and lecturers and hiring of experts to sanitize all class rooms and campus before students return on campus.


In addition, running water has been installed in all learning blocks; new learning spaces created and buckets of water placed in front of all entry points for students and lecturers to wash their hands before entering the classroom.


Lecturers were also told to slash large class rooms into different sessions while maintaining social distancing during studies as per the government’s instructions.

BUIB commemorates Ascension Day

On this 21st day of May 2020, Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) joins in the celebration of Ascension Day – a holiday in Cameroon to commemorate Jesus Christ’s ascension to heaven as recorded in the Bible. This celebration which always falls on a Thursday is observed on the fortieth day of Easter – 39 days after Easter Sunday.

Operating as a university that respects religious values and which is non-discriminatory, BUIB compliments the tradition of observing this day accordingly. The Ascension is meaningful to Christians as it is believed that it signifies the end of Christ’s work on Earth and allowed him to prepare a place for followers in heaven

It is worth noting that according to history, this holiday has been observed at least since A.D. 385 in Western Christianity, and some say since A.D. 68. There are often church processions with torches and banners on Ascension Day, and some bring produce to mass to be blessed by priests.

Celebrated at a time when social distancing, wearing protective masks, and the washing and sanitizing of hands have become the order of the day due to the novel coronavirus, the entire BUIB family wishes everyone a safe celebration.  

WHY STUDY AT BUIB!

Studying at Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) has proven not only to be a better choice but also a pleasing one. The fine environment of this institution cannot be overemphasized as nature in itself happens to be at the epicenter of BUIB making it not only beautiful but conducive for teaching and learning. Serving her stakeholders from the foot of Mount Cameroon, the friendly climate at BUIB allows for better assimilation, interactions and engagement by students in the teaching and learning process.  Today’s learners seek a learning environment that is not as obsolete as traditional classrooms but that is specifically engineered to support thinking. For students to learn, they must feel safe, engaged, connected, and supported in all aspects of their learning.

Biaka University Institute of Buea it should be noted has not only made available a secured environment, furnished classrooms with comfortable chairs and other learning facilities to ease studies, but has also ensured that it maintains a “Green Campus” which is ideal for studies.  Coupled with Her experts on the ground to train students in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Management Sciences, it is justified that BUIB is a healthier choice for teaching and learning.

Fight against COVID-19 on campus

BUIB Adopts Strategies to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic which exposes workers, students and stakeholders of the Biaka University Institute of Buea to health risks, top management has put in place tight measures to prevent the spread of this Virus within the institution. Actions like the provision of soap and constant running water at all entry points for the washing of hands and hand sanitizers for disinfecting, cannot be overemphasized.

Though classroom lectures have been temporarily suspended as decreed by the Prime Minister Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute, there is still live at BUIB as the teaching and administrative staffs continue work while maintaining social distancing, wearing protective masks and abiding to all other recommendations by the health experts.

As teaching continues online at Biaka University Institute of Buea, protecting the health of workers is a priority to the management body. While having at their disposal all what it takes to stay safe, workers of the institution and visitors are mandated to make use of the facilities available so as to stay safe.