Three New Schools to go Operational this 2023/2024 School Year following CUIB-UB Agreement.

Catholic University Institute of Buea, the Growth Mindset Entrepreneurial University on Tuesday 25 July 2023 signed a specific agreement with the University of Buea for the mentoring of three new schools which will effectively kick off for the 2023/2024 school year. The School of Journalism and Communication, the School of Law, the School of Arts and Education are the three new schools under which the specific agreement was signed for the University of Buea to mentor. The delegation of the Catholic University Institute of Buea, was led by the President Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Anyanwu, accompanied by the Vice President of General Administration Dr Ngangoum Eric, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Research and Cooperation Dr. Felicitas Mokom, Rev. Sr. Therese Njamfa Director of Campuses, Library and Publication, Deans of the new school and some officials.

The ceremony was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea, Professor Ngomo Horace Manga who was accompanied by the representative of the Minister of State and Higher Education as well as some top officials of the University of Buea. Prof. Ngomo began by appreciating the collaboration that exists between his institution and CUIB and appreciated the decision taken by the management of CUIB to have the University of Buea mentor the three new programs. Prof. Ngomo stated that his institution will continue to work hard to see that CUIB respects the agreement by instituting policies that will ensure quality of the programs. The representative of the Minister of State and Higher Education also called on CUIB to uphold the quality of the programs and fully put in place mechanisms that will ensure the respect of the agreement.

Father Anyanwu on his part extended a message of gratitude and appreciation from the Chancellor/Pro-Chancellor of CUIB and acknowledged the collaboration of CUIB with UB since its creation in 2010. He highlighted that CUIB will remain committed to the agreement and will continue with its mission to train professional servant leaders with spiritual and moral values who will contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. As to the importance of these new schools, Father Anyanwu told the press that “In creating these new schools the church is basically responding to the signs of our time. Law we are talking about today is human dignity, respect for one another, justice. So the church has something to contribute in this regard. We are also talking about Journalism and Communication. Today there is an upsurge of the modern means of communication so the church is also there to give directives through these specialized courses on an authentic form of journalism. There is also a quest for education. Today there are many schools and many teachers; we also need experts who will be able to teach and to influence the lives of young persons positively”