Faculty, staff and students of the Catholic University Institute of Buea, CUIB, have been enjoined to work collectively for the interest of the church. This call was made Friday 30 June 2023 by the new President of CUIB, Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Anyanwu during the official handover ceremony of the President and other officials of the Growth Mindset Entrepreneurial University. Fr. Bartholomew Anyanwu called on all present to let go of any hurt or grudges and move on as the growth of the university depends on all faculty, staff and students.
In his remark, the erstwhile President Professor Victor Julius Ngoh appreciated faculty, staff and students for the collaboration they gave him throughout his term of office. He recalled his appointment in 2020 which was marked with many difficulties such as the Anglophone crisis, covid-19 pandemic and numerous court cases. He acknowledged STUGA for the full collaboration accorded him, as no university exist without students and that all was done during his reign taken into account the students.
To the new President, Prof. Victor Ngoh highlighted that running two campuses simultaneously is extremely difficult, notwithstanding, the history baobab pointed out that it is fortunate that the Bishop of the Buea Diocese who doubles as Chancellor/Pro-Chancellor CUIB, His Lordship Michael Bibi, has appointed permanent faculty for Catholic Studies as well as Campus Ministry.
The outgone CUIB President adviced Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Anyanwu to work hard and push for faculty upgrade just like he succeeded to change grade of three faculty members during his term, if CUIB intends to be an autonomous University. Prof. Ngoh went further to call on the new President to see into it that young Ph.Ds. are integrated as adjuncts to help the young learners of the institution and that his administration should engage massively in the admission campaigns targeting GCE candidates.
The Bishop’s representative, the Vicar General, praised Prof. Victor Julius Ngoh and his collaborators for a job well done for the past three years and was highly pleased with the organization as it marked the first official handover of the CUIB administration done in serenity.
After some exchanges, the new President of CUIB, Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Anyanwu was officially installed and a 38 page handover report on the current state of CUIB given him.