“I have seen how the vision of an individual can transform the educational landscape. BUIB is a true reflection of President Biya’s Vision for Private Higher Institutions”. These words were echoed by Prof. Ngomo Horace Manga, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea (UB) during an official visit to Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) on September 2nd 2020.
Appearing at BUIB for the first time since his installation as Vice-Chancellor of the mentor university- UB, Prof. Ngomo Horace was amazed as he visited the various structures put in place by BUIB to ensure the effective teaching of students. While visiting the school library, simulation Centre, laboratory, lecture halls and the St Veronica Polyclinic amongst others, the August Guest endorsed that BUIB indeed has the audacity to be different.
The Chair and Vice Chancellor of BUIB in the person of Dr. Mrs Francisca Hongla Biaka while welcoming the guest and his entourage, expressed satisfaction in the mentor/mentee relationship between UB and BUIB that has been in existence since 2007. She reiterated the willingness of BUIB to continue learning from the mother institution for better implementation of the policies guiding Higher Education in Cameroon.
Nevertheless, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of academic affairs Prof. Fonkeng Epah George while applauding the working relationship between UB and BUIB this far, presented some challenges faced by BUIB including but not limited to the payment of the examination vetting fee at the beginning of the academic year which is often not a true reflection of the total number of students who actually remain with BUIB till the end of the school year.
Responding to this and other issues raised during the visit, Prof. Ngomo Horace Manga promised to visit these concerns and equally reminded the management of BUIB that it is their duty as a mentor institution to assist BUIB in projects that will better the quality of training handed to students. He further pledged the availability of UB at all times to ensure that BUIB achieves its goals and equally called on the BUIB team to remain focus and continue the great works.