Under graduate students from Biaka University institute of Buea have begun their first semester examinations for the 2020/2021 academic year. More than 2000 students from the School of Management Sciences and the School Of Health Sciences are taking part in the end of semester examination under strict COVID-19 measures According to the head of exams Mr Mungosi Leonard, the exams this year will take longer than expected due to COVID-19 measures put in place to accommodate the number of students. The exams officially started on the 9th of February 2021 and are expected to end on the 2nd of March 2021 for the undergraduate programs. Meanwhile, post graduate students are expected to begin their exams on March 9th 2021
According to Ngu Belavia, first year Accounting student in the school of Management Sciences, university exams are quite different from high school and she says she feels less pressured ‘‘It’s really different with the University” she said ”I attempted all questions. The management of BUIB wishes her students good luck.
Some 601 students of the Biaka University Institute Of Buea BUIB transitioned to graduates recently as they were found worthy in academics and moral standards to represent the institution in their different specialties as they embrace the next facet of their career.
The 2020 conferring of attestations witnessed the sending out of the first badge of Master’s students from the School Of Management Sciences in the fields Of Health Care Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The 9 Masters students who made BUIB a choice of preference celebrated their success in flying colors with the best student Akembom Jim Harris Ntangsi leaving with a GPA of 3.84 on 4 from the program – Logistics And Supply Chain Management.
The event also saw the completion of 277 students from the higher education degree programs, 208 students from the Higher Education Diploma Programs (HND), 13 students from the employment and vocational training programs and 94 from Public Health Programs.
It is worth noting here that all best students at the Higher National Diploma exams 0f 2020 in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy technology, health care management, medical laboratory science, medical imaging and technology and Nutrition all emerged from BUIB.
Speaking at the ceremony in the capacity of key note speaker was the Bishop of the Diocese of Buea Mgr. Michael Bibi who captioned his presentation “Where Do We Go from Here without Peace”.
This theme was carefully selected to drive the minds of graduates to be ambassadors of peace as they leave to face the realities of the job market, in a world where peace is often compromised but which remains paramount in living in harmony with one another.
On her part, the Vice Chancellor and Chair of Biaka University Institute of Buea Dr. Mrs Francisca Hongla Biaka congratulated the laureates for their hard work and called on them to keep the flag of BUIB tall where ever they find themselves. She went further to applaud the mentor university – The University of Buea as well as the lecturers of BUIB who worked diligently to see that the success of the students comes to realization.
During the conferring of attestations, cash prizes were awarded to best students in all disciplines within the university as a sign of appreciation for a job well done.
The 2020 graduation ceremony took place at the University’s grounds on Friday January 22nd 2021.
Biaka University Institute of Buea-BUIB visited some partners and friends of the Institution in Buea, Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon to wish them good tidings ahead of Christmas and new year’s feasts The Two man communication and marketing team of the University, led by its manager Madam Fomucha Mirabelle took out time this December 15th 2020 to visit some banking institutions and major secondary schools in the town of legendary hospitality
The BUIB team visited these banks and schools in Buea, handing them Christmas gifts as well as strengthening relations between BUIB and these stakeholders The head of these Intuitions thanked the University management for the goodwill gesture which they say show a fruitful and working partnership between BUIB and their Institutions.
“The true bone of education is intelligence and character”.; Guest speaker prof. Margarat N. Endeley making reference to Martin Luther Kings, challenged some 1,205 students to study for “now is the right time” she said.
This remark was made while delivering an academic discourse at the 2020 matriculation and induction ceremony of Biaka University Institute of Buea which took place at the university’s campus this 11th day of December 2020.
Speaking on the theme “Education within the COVID 19 Pandemic: Opportunities, Challenges and Redolence” Professor Margaret N. Endeley- Vice Dean in charge of student’s affairs at the University of Buea called on matriculating students to embrace the new pedagogic approach characterized by online teaching and learning, sense of personal safety, discipline and a change of mindset amidst the COVID 19 pandemic and the Anglophone crisis. Highlighting these factors which continue to be a threat to education, the guest speaker challenged these students to build a different mindset and make use of the opportunity they have to study for success she reiterated, does not come in a platter of Gold.
Raising up their hands as a sign of acceptance to abide to the rules and regulations of the institution and to be fully committed to their studies, the Vice Chancellor of BUIB Dr Mrs. Francisca Hongla Biaka formally admitted these 1,205 deserving and qualified students into BUIB. Welcoming them to the university with the “Audacity to Be Different,” the Vice Chancellor invited them to take studies as a priority for that is the major reason for being part of the BUIB family.
The 2020 matriculation and induction ceremony which started with an ecumenical service, also witnessed the official installation of class delegates whose role is to work in synergy with management to ensure student’s satisfaction and discipline during their stay at the university.