CUIB Creates School of Graduate Programmes

Posted on: January 21, 2016                  2896 visits

The executive board members of the Catholic University Institute of Buea have approved the creation of the School of Graduate Studies to house Post Graduate Programmes set to begin in March 2016.

This pronouncement was done during the first extraordinary CUIB executive board meeting which took place recently at the University’s Wokaka Campus. The meeting was aimed at presenting to the executive board the various Master Programmes to be run by the Institution following the approval by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2015. For the start, the University will run five Master Programmes; Master of Business Administration ( MBA), Master of Science in Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Agriculture and Master of Organic Animal Production Biotechnology and Livestock Policy.

Gratified by the moves CUIB is making to impact on its community, the Chancellor and Proprietor of the Institution Bishop Immanuel Bushu said CUIB is ready to kick start. “We have the manpower and infrastructure to run Master Programmes at the Catholic University Institute of Buea. I will use this opportunity to thank the Minister of Higher Education, Professor Jacques Fame Ndongo for granting us this great opportunity. We are going to start small with few selected programmes and be excellent in them, but in the nearest future, we shall run many more Master Programmes,” the Chancellor said.

Moving away from the traditional system of education in Cameroon in particular, CUIB is bringing a change in Higher education by running its Master Programmes on the entrepreneurial model: a model which moves away from the content based classroom system, to a more student centered hands-on education. This model described by the President of CUIB, Reverend Father George Nkeze as “disruptive”, will go a long way to produce learning through student’s discovery and construction of knowledge.

“We are putting in place a system that will address individual needs of students. A system that is hands-on. With the infrastructure we have in place, we are going a step forward in making our Master Programmes friendly to both workers and non-workers: such that students can follow lectures even while at home,” said Father George Nkeze.

The University has put in place a scholarship for all pioneer students, which allows them to benefit from a reduction of 200,000FRS from their fees. Registration runs from January 2016 to mid-March 2016.