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Thanksgiving Mass with Rt. Rev Andrew Fuanya Nkea Former Registrar of CATUC.



On Saturday November 16, 2013,
CATUC received her former Registrar, Mgr Andrew F. Nkea in a solemn occasion that brought people from far and wide. This was in thanksgiving to God  following his appointment as Coadjutor Bishop of Mamfe  on July 10, 2013.

Thankgiving Mass with Mgr Andrew F Nkea and Reception at CATUC
Article: Tabi Njohjam, Editor: Fr. Anthony Yilaka, Pictures courtesy Komtangi Julius.

Mgr Andrew Fuanya Nkea, is the pioneer Registrar of CATUC and served in that capacity for three years until his appointment as the co-adjutor Bishop of Mamfe. His achievements within those three years were really enormous and cannot be enumerated in this write-up but suffice it to say that as the pioneer Registrar he designed most, if not all of the administrative procedures of CATUC amongst many other things that he did to make sure CATUC as a University, made a good start; which many bear witness to.

The occasion was celebrated in two phases;
a) Holy Mass was celebrated in the St. Joseph’s metropolitan cathedral, Bamenda.
b) The second phase took placeon the CATUC ceremonial grounds.

The guest of honour,
Mgr A. F. Nkea presided at the Holy Mass which was appropriately referred to as a Mass, of “thanksgiving”. He noted that he is not departing from CATUC but is rather changing his role and relationship with CATUC: instead of being an employee, he is becoming and employer; instead of being the Registrar, he is becoming a member of the Board of Trustees and a proprietor; etc. He urged CATUC to grow from strength to strength academically without ever losing it catholicity and training a new breed of Cameroonians . He asked the community to continue to pray for him as he prays for CATUC.

During the second part of the ceremony at the CATUC ceremonial grounds,  the
Vice Chancellor, Fr. Micheal Niba welcomed guests by reiterated the fact that “once a CATUCIAN; always a CATUCIAN,". He told the Bishop “we are happy to miss you”; “happy because you have become  an ambassador of CATUC”
There was also  a speech from the students’ representative; a presentation of an award of Excellence from the University Council to the guest of honourand other activities that mark the reception of dignitary in this part of the world.

At the end of the event,
Mgr. Andrew F Nkea was   grateful to all who were present, for their gifts, kind words and moral support. Lunch was served for all at the tail end of the celebration.


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