BUIB signs a Memorandum of Understanding with South West Development Authority (SOWEDA).

The School of Agricultural Sciences of Biaka University Institute of Buea has signed a major partnership agreement with South West Development Authority known by its acronym SOWEDA.

The partnership agreement was signed today July 13th 2023 at the conference room of SOWEDA with head of both institutions in attendance.

Welcoming the BUIB delegation, the General Manager of SOWEDA Dr. Besong Ntui OGORK saluted BUIB for its foresightedness in working with his organization to better train her students in the school of Agricultural Sciences.

The SOWEDA boss welcomed BUIB’s delegation and outlined other services offered by his organization which can help accompany BUIB in its drive to offer hands on training to her students.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of Biaka University Institute of Buea Dr/Mrs Francisca Hongla Epouse Biaka thanked SOWEDA for accepting to accompany BUIB to train professional experts in different Agricultural fields.

The VC noted that, BUIB’s school of Agricultural Sciences is a baby school in the University but added that this partnership puts the school in an excellent footing and the path of true professionalism in its training.

She highlighted her ‘15-man’ strong delegation as a symbol of BUIB’s commitment to the spirit of the partnership and the importance such partnership has in the life of BUIB as a whole.

The Partnership between BUIB and SOWEDA will give BUIB students and staff unhindered access to SOWEDA’S huge wealth of experience in the domain of Agriculture and Natural resources.

Students and officials in the school of Agricultural Sciences will interact with experts in SOWEDA, get hands-on-training and use SOWEDA’s heavy machinery and expertise to gain knowledge in their chosen discipline.

The South West Development Authority, SOWEDA was set up 1987 by presidential decree No.87/1874 official sing its creation and operation.

SOWEDA’s has as main mission  the continuous pursuit of ways to raise the standards of living of the rural population through agricultural development and the improvement of infrastructure like roads, markets, water supply schemes and electrification projects.

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