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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.

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.