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BUIB Congratulates 23rd Batch of Graduates.

Some 694 graduates of Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB) have been challenged to live according to the standards and quality of education accorded to them by BUIB as they face the job market. This call was made by the Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education represented by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea Prof. Horace Ngomo Manga at the 2021 convocation ceremony which took place on November 12 at the University’s campus. The Minister’s Representative further congratulated the Institution for maintaining the standards of Higher Education and equally paid homage to the quality of academic and support staff as well as the growing nature of infrastructures in place to cater for the academic wellbeing of students at BUIB.

The Sales Director at SES Africa, SES Networks Africa, Middle East &Central Asia Dr. Emmanuel Tita Sama addressing graduates in the capacity of Guest Speaker during the event centered his message on accountability and ethos of the different professions as these graduates face the world of employment. “It is ok to be Vulnerable, don’t focus on finding the jobs you love and never stop learning” Dr. Emmanuel Tita added during his discourse. According to the key note speaker, vulnerability leads to the acquisition of more knowledge and focusing on finding a job rather than the ones they love will expose graduates better to gain employment in the nearest future for these he noted are realities of the job market.

Speaking at this ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of Biaka University Institute of Buea  Dr. Mrs. Francisca Hongla Biaka applauded graduates while enumerating the partnerships with different organizations and the availability of other resources  for the better training of students. She reassured stakeholders that the University will continue to be responsible and prudent in the utilization of the available resources in training students for quality.

The ceremony witnessed the presence of the Director of Nursing/Head, Education Department of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Mrs. Magarete C. Eze and the Assistant Director/ Special Assistant to the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Mrs. Godswill Stella Ijeoma who congratulated graduates on their success and reaffirmed the recognition of their certificates in Nigeria.

 

These 694 graduates from both the School of Health Sciences and the School of Management Sciences, pledged to be ambassadors of BUIB and to continue living with the audacity to be different as this they noted is their identity.

It is worth mentioning that the School of Health Sciences at this event graduated its first batch of Masters students while the School of Management Sciences graduated her first batch of the One year Top-Up Msc. Students.

The ceremony also witnessed amongst other dignitaries, the presence of His Excellency Lewal Bappah; Consul General of the Nigerian Consulate to the North and South West Regions of Cameroon.

BUIB Bids Farewell to “PA” Mofor Mosses!

The faculty and staff members of Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), on this 8th day of October 2021, bid farewell to one of theirs- PA Mofor Moses who was one of the shareholders of the Institution and served the University as Director of the Simulation Center. He worked with BUIB as a Nurse Educator for over 14 years. Born on the 16th of June 1956 in Pinyin, God called PA Mofor home on the 27th of August 2021 in Buea after a brief illness.

While working with Biaka University Institute of Buea, PA Mofor received several awards of excellence in recognition for his selfless and excellent services to the Institution.

The University shall always remember PA Mofor Moses for his dedication and exemplary commitment in performing his duties.

While the entire Biaka University family mourns for a true figure of excellence, they continue to join his family in prayers for the peaceful rest of his soul.

Pa Mofor would be laid to rest in Pinyin, North West Region of Cameroon.

COVID-19 Vaccination Center Open!

The prevalence of the novel corona virus pandemic in Cameroon has been a rising concern to many who do all humanly possible to stay safe from being infected with this virus. The wearing of facemask, washing of hands regularly, use of sanitizers and keeping social distancing have been the current practice to minimize the infection rate of COVID-19.

According to health care practitioners, these safety measures so far have proven fruitful since the emergence of the virus. The introduction of COVID -19 Vaccines is another major method to prevent the spread of the virus.  It is in this light that the Biaka University Institute of Buea teaching hospital (St Veronica Polyclinic) commonly known as Biaka Hospital, on Tuesday 10th of August 2021, launched the COVID-19 vaccination center charged with the responsibility to freely vaccinate at least seven persons daily . This center which currently has in stock the Astrazeneca COVID Vaccine and Sinopharm COVID Vaccine is headed by the director of the hospital- Dr. Fon Tita who has been practicing as medical Doctor for over twenty years.

Those eligible for these vaccines should be at least 18 years and above. Before vaccination, recipients are schooled on the different types of vaccines available and the number of doses required to complete the process.

It should be noted that just like any other vaccine, the COVID-19 Vaccine would have sight effects on some recipients including minor headache, fever etc which lasts for few hours. Nevertheless, health experts emphasize the need to visit a medical center if sight effects are severe.

Opening this COVID – 19 vaccination center, six persons received the vaccine including the Director himself Dr. Fon Tita, who took the first shot. The St. Veronica Polyclinic is open for COVID-19  Vaccination every day from 8.am to 4pm.

BUIB begins first semester exams

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.