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University of Buea Graduates another Batch of Students

By Moki S. Mokondo in Buea, for Fako News Centre



The over two thousand graduands who turned out for the University of Buea, Cameroon, 13th convocation ceremony have been called upon to put all the knowledge and skills they have acquired as students together with their individual talents to serve humanity. The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Vincent P.K. Titanji who made this call, explained that the graduands are only going to be recognised in their various communities if they effectively contribute to building the society.


Prof. Titanji added that the authorities of the University of Buea are aware of the limited job opportunities awaiting them. However, he advised them to make use of the limited resources available to make a difference. According to the Vice Chancellor, authorities at the university have started devising means to avoid making their curriculum programmes look absolute. To this effect, they organised a two-day business and employment forum on the 20th-21st of November 2008. Prof. Titanji claimed that such forums which they plan to make regular in the university calendar are expected to bring Buea University students and graduates together with managers and job promoters.


He maintained that these contacts are expected at equipping students and graduates acquire internship positions for professional training in companies as well as for integration into the job market. Professor Titanji disclosed that the expected outcome the business and employment forums are to enable the university succeed in marketing its products, academic programmes and results of its research activities. In which case, students would be expected to start creating contacts with their possible employers before they leave school.


 Main time, the grandaunts were reminded to keep the spirit of being focused. The Vice Chancellor explained that only those who are disciplined and go on a strict training before any challenge end up succeeding.



Some Important Statistics


Out of a total of 2389 graduands in the bachelors, masters and PhD Degrees awarded, only one graduand was admitted into the Ph.D. The lone Ph.D. graduand, Ngemenya Moses Njutain has been awarded a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. (See picture below)


Best overall student is Eyong Esim Egbe, with a Cumulative Average Point (GPA) OF 3.81. He graduates with a First Class Honours in Biochemistry.


One student of Fako origin, Samuel Esuka Otte, was awarded a prize for being the best student in his department. Mr Otte graduates with a Second Class Upper Division, Gross Cumulative Average (G.P.A.) of 3.20. He receives a prize from Cameroon’s Telecommunication Network provider, CAMTEL for the best student in Journalism and Mass Communication.


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