Freshmen of the Catholic University Institute of Buea CUIIB have pledged their respect for the rules and regulations binding the Institution as they swore their matriculation oath recently at the university’s campus in Buea during the freshmen and sophomore convocation ceremony. The Matriculation Oath spells out certain ethos and rules of intellectual engagement that must guide student’s behavior in and outside the classroom at all times.
Speaking at the event, Reverend Father George Nkeze, President of CUIB while congratulating freshmen and welcoming them into the City of Saints and Scholars, revealed to these students some secrets to success as they study in CUIB. He reiterated that innovation is a virtue of the institution and students must embrace this culture if they have to emerge successful in their different fields of study.
The President told freshmen that the Matriculation Ceremony marks their formal admission as bona fide members of a specialized community of Scholars, who are determined to produce excellence and become the best version of themselves for the benefit of the community at large. The matriculation ceremony gives students the official status of the university and allows them to enjoy all rights and privileges that come with their new identity.
To the sophomore (second year)students who equally took the oath to respect the ethics of their specialty, Rev.Fr George while addressing them as“the wise Fools” noted that “wise fools”are humble and intelligent and these qualities can only bring them to a successful end. He encouraged these students to respect the rules that guide their area of specialty and equally put innovation at the center so as to be best in whatever they do.
Reverend Father George further called the attention of students to shun down unethical tendencies such as bringing politics into the CUIB academic milieu. In doing so he reminded participants of the nature of CUIB as a Catholic, apolitical and non-partisan institution.
The Guest speaker at the twin celebration Mrs Mbanong Florence, Business Manager of the National Financial Credit bank Buea, addressed students on the theme “From Passion to Success; the Entrepreneurial Rule”. Speaking on this, she highlighted that passion is the greatest motivation for excellence. She encouraged students to commit to long life learning, be self-esteemed, do things that makes them different and above all be action oriented and have role models.
Convocating students on their part applauded CUIB for being a unique Institution that puts students at the center and strives for their excellence at all levels. The ceremony in Buea which started with the celebration of Holy Mass, comes few days ahead of the freshmen and sophomore convocation for the CUIB Douala campus and the