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CATUC Council Meeting of July 27, 2013

The Council of the Catholic University of Cameroon(CATUC), Bamenda, met on Saturday, 27 July 2013, in its sixth Ordinary Session under the Chairmanship of Rt. Rev. Mgr George Nkuo, Bishop of Kumbo and Pro-Chancellor.

                             Council in Session                         The VC, Pro-Chancellor and Prof. Gabsa(minesup)                                                          Council Members in session.

It was attended by all the members representing the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Vetting/Partner Universities, the Private Sector, the four Dioceses of the Bamenda Provincial Ecclesiastical Conference of Bishops (BAPEC), representatives of the different teaching corps, students’ representative and University support staff.

The Council took note and congratulated some members of the Council who had been promoted especially Mgr Andrew Nkea, raised to the rank of a bishop; HRH George Tabetando, elected as Senator; Prof. Wilfred Gabsa
promoted to the rank of a Director in MINESUP and Prof. Joyce Endeley promoted to Deputy Vice Chancellor for Teaching in the University of Buea. The Chairperson recognized the honour to CATUC and wished them all the best in their new functions and responsibilities.
The Council received a summary report of the 2012/2013 academic yearby the Vice Chancellor ,
Fr. Michael Suh Niba. The most salient poits in this report which were adopted included:

  • The recruitment of qualified staff for the faculties and schools especially for the School of Health and Medical Sciences in Kumbo;

  • The moderation and adoption of 2012/2013 examinations by the Senate of the University;

  • The furtherance of links with foreign universities in Europe and USA. Links which have significantly enhanced academic programmes;

  • The sustenance of capacity building programmes which has enhanced the professional and academic profile of teaching staff;

  • The need to improve the physical and social infrastructure to meet the growing student population.

  • The constant effort to increase student-teacher ratio in order to produce the best product for the Cameroon job market;

  • The programmed graduation of the first batch of CATUC pioneer students in December 2013 and asked management of CATUCto work very closely with the   Universities of Buea, Bamenda and Douala on skills graduation requirements for students.

  • A vote of thanks to the Universities of Buea, Bamenda and Douala for providing their vital vetting skills that have made CATUC into what it is today;

  • The continuation of stiff disciplinary measures for undisciplined students;

  • The budget of close to a Billion francs for the year 2013/2014.

The council ended with a special appreciation of efforts made by all stakeholders in molding all future CATUC graduates into integral,God-fearing academics and professionals.

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