The 2020/2021 plan of action for Biaka University Institute of Buea has been approved. This acceptance was during the 2020/2021 first Board of Trustees meeting which took place on Saturday November 28th at the conference hall of BUIB aimed at mapping a way forward for the institution as it takes on the new academic year.
The Board Chair and Vice Chancellor Dr. Mrs Francisca Hongla Biaka while thanking board members for their commitment in ensuring the sustainability of the complex, presented the increase in the number of students as a key area to be looked into by the board to ensure that the provision of quality services is not being compromised with the increasing number of students.
Focusing on the provision of quality services to students, the management presented the construction of three amphitheaters with a hosting capacity of 336 students each, as one of the key activities ongoing to host the rising population of BUIB. The team together visited the construction site which some 40.07% of construction work has been achieved. The amphitheaters projected to be completed by February 2021 would host about 1,008 students taking into consideration the aspect of maintaining social distances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
These classrooms are put in place to add to existing classrooms to host a population of about 2,202 students.
In addition to classrooms, the board approved the budget for the 2020/2021 school year which will cater for issues of increasing number of lecturers and other amenities for the smooth running of the year.
The session also served as a forum during which members congratulated the management body on the ground on the level of professionalism exercised in the execution of projects. They also lauded the University for its Brilliant Performance as best private higher institution at the 2020 Higher National Diploma Examination – HND with a score of 99.62% as rated by the Ministry of Higher Education.
Board members expressed satisfaction with the functioning of the institution and pledged their continuous support for the success of BUIB in particular and the St Veronica Medical Complex in general.