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First Senate Meeting of the 2013/2014 Academic Year

The first senate meeting of the 2013/2014 academic year took place on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. According to the statutes of the catholic university of Cameroon, Bamenda, the Senate meeting was chaired by the
Vice Chancellor who is himself the Chairman of Senate. At the beginning of the meeting, the chairperson noted that the mandate of top management of the university was renewed for a second term with the exception of Dr Anthony Ndi, the Deputy vice Chancellor for Research and cooperation, who after three years of service has retired from Catuc. Following this, the office of the Deputy vice chancellor for Research and Cooperation is frozen, according to the Board of Trustees.


Two directors are appointed to handle the functions which until now were proper to that office;
Dr Kenneth Yongabi becomes the Director of Research and Ignatius Ndong (Ph. D student) becomes the Director of Cooperation. Other changes in this regard concerns the appointment of Fr Patrick Lafon as the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr Geoffrey Akalagbere as the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences. Fr Patrick Lafon is equally appointed as the Director of Academics in charge of Teaching.


The Senate examined the examination results of the re-sit examinations and studies the new programmes in view of implementation in the coming years. These programmes included the Graduate Programme in Mathematics, the Undergraduate programme on Education, the Doctoral Programme on Business Administration and the Undergraduate Programme in Bilingual Studies (translation). The meeting equally looked at the calendarium, the trend of admissions, the quality assurance seminar and the timetables. New measures for class control were presented, discussed and adopted. Special attention was devoted to the upcoming convocation, billed for December 6, 2013 and which will be the first convocation ceremony of the university.

Fr. Yilaka

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