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BUIB Goes ONLINE: second semester kicks off

Lectures for the second semester have started effectively at The Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) this 21st day of April 2020.  While traditional classroom teaching and learning is suspended by the Cameroon Government with campuses free of students as a measure to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the country, online study has been adopted as the only way forward for BUIB.

Charged with the responsibility to train students effectively using the best possible ways, the management of this institution has put in place all necessary facilities for the effective teaching of her students and the overall success of the 2019/2020 academic year.

BUIB sees this shift in the status quo as an opportunity to upgrade its lecturers and students in an era where digitalization appears to be the order of the day. Though not new to Biaka University Institute of Buea, both teachers and lecturers will have to adapt to the online study as the priority method to achieve their goals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

On their part, students are responsible for their learning and are expected at this time to make valuable use of the Presidential laptops in their possession as well as their android phones to access the online system put in place for learning.

It is worth noting that just like the traditional classroom teaching and learning, the online study flows similarly while respecting the time table but for the fact that the classroom is virtual. To this effect students as well as lecturers do access the online system by logging into the system from wherever they find themselves.

While hoping that things get back to normal in the days ahead, Biaka University Institute of Buea is however confident to conclude the academic year successfully despite the current crisis affecting classroom lectures.

BIAKA temporally suspends studies to fight coronavirus

BIAKA University suspends studies in all its schools till further notice following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The decision was made public through a communiqué issued by the Vice-Chancellor of the University Francisca Hongla epse BIAKA Du Essex (Hon) on March 18th, 2020

The move from the Buea-based University comes barely 24 hours after government rollout a series of measures to fight the pandemic including suspension of schools (from nursery schools to universities) across the national territory.

communique suspending studies to combat corona virus

Hard work acknowledged!

Cameroon’s Minister of Higher education Fame Ndongo Jacques salutes Dr. Mrs. Francisca Hongla Biaka , Chair and Vice Chancellor of Biaka University Institute Of Buea for her award of ‘Honoris Causa Doctorate’ by the University Of Essex in the United Kingdom.

This award honours the chair of BUIB for her exceptional contributions in the academic milieu through the training of youths in Health Sciences and Management Sciences who are contributors to the Health and Business sectors at both the international and national levels.

This recognition was observed recently in Yaounde at an event during which members of the higher education sector and other dignitaries extended best wishes to the Minister of Higher Education for the year 2020.  

BUIB at the 2020 National Maritime and Port Days

‘’Great job you are doing out there. We are impressed and may you continue the good works’’. These words were echoed by the Cameroon’s Minister of Transport M. Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe as he visited the exhibition stand of Biaka University Institute of Buea during the third edition of the National Maritime and Port Days. The three day event which took place in Limbe from the 14th to the 16th of January 2020 under the theme ‘’the quality of service, guarantor of competitiveness in Cameroonian ports’’ saw the participation of BUIB as an institution fostering the training of young and talented men and women in the field of logistics and supply chain management – an area which is becoming highly inevitable in the success of any growing economy.

Participating at the event, Masters Students of BUIB benefited from presentations by the Ministry of Transport, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the Port Authority of Kribi (PAK), and the Port Authority of Douala (PAD) among others.  These presentations centred on improving the quality of services in Cameroonian ports as a means to boost competitiveness and build sustainable consolidation in the growth of Cameroon’s economy.

The Maritime and Port Days organized by the National Port Authority, is a platform for exchange between stakeholders of the maritime port sector, with a view to improving the contribution of this sector in the acceleration of the growth of the Cameroon economy.

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