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August Visit of the Vice Chancellor of UB to BUIB

“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.

BUIB Rounds Up Academic Year 2019-2020

Students of Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) are currently rounding up with the academic year 2019/2020 as they take on the National examinations and the second semester examinations at all levels necessary.  The second semester examination which took off on the 28th of July 2020 at the university’s campus is a major part of their academic journey, to qualify them as academically fit to be awarded degrees at the end of their stay at BUIB.

While the HND final year students are taking the Higher National Examinations, the BSc. Final year students are engaged in project defense; all to make them eligible for valediction come November 2020.

Described as a year of trial by both lecturers and students, with the advent of the novel COVID-19 pandemic which introduced health challenges and greatly disrupted the academic calendar of the country, these students congratulate themselves , their lecturers as well as management for getting to this point of completion.

BSc Student during the end of year defense

They have expressed gratitude to the management for maintaining a COVID- 19 free environment throughout their studies.

It is worth noting that during this period of the Coronavirus pandemic, the management provided all its students and lecturers with protective face masks and hand sanitizers, ensures the availability of running water and soap daily on campus   and equally disinfects the entire campus weekly for the health safety of its users.

As the 2019/2020 school year closes its doors, the institution looks forward to a vibrant 2020/2021 academic year as it launches new programs including the Higher National Diploma -HND in the School of Management Sciences and a one year Top-Up Msc. Program for holders of all professional master’s program including MBA, Masters I, DEA, DIPET II, DIPES II etc in the School Of Management Sciences.

Biaka University Institute of Buea currently runs 36 post graduate programs in the School of Management Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and also runs undergraduate programs in these schools as well as in the School of Education.

BUIB: 36 Post Graduate Programs Approved.

The Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) now carries an official status to run two new undergraduate programs and 36 post graduate programs in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Management Sciences.  This accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education is documented in a specific agreement signed on the 19th day of June 2020 between Biaka University Institute of Buea and the University of Buea (UB).

In keeping to its mission to transfer knowledge and also ensure quality training by Private Higher Education Institutions, the University of Buea as per this agreement, will accompany and mentor BUIB in all their academic activities.

Speaking at the official ceremony in the presence of staff and students of both institutions, the Chair of BUIB, Mrs. Francisca Hongla Biaka and the Vice-Chancellor of UB Prof. Ngomo Horace Manga expressed satisfaction at the excellent relationship which has existed between the two institutions since 2007.

Haven met all standards set by the Ministry of Higher Education; the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea reassured the management of BUIB of their continuous support in transmitting   quality knowledge to students entrusted to their care.

The Vice Chancellor and chair of Biaka University, Mrs Francisca Hongla Biaka, on her part expressed gratitude to its mentor institution for standing tall all these years and ensuring that BUIB stays true to the policies guiding the functioning of private higher education institutions in Cameroon.

At this event which took place at the amphitheater 150 c of the University of Buea, The Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education was represented by the Director of Development of Higher Education, Dr.  Gustav Ndondo.