Monday, April 21, 2014
UBa again on Fire: After ENSET Strike, Student Population to Revolt against decentralization of Faculty
Just immediately after the 3rd Convocation ceremony of the University of Bamenda, expectant students waiting earnestly for posting which was not forth coming unlike their friends of other state runned universities had to draw public attention to that through another pacific strike demanding a countless number of things from the Administration. The ENSET and HND students full of grudges, on the daily increase in fees from two hundred and twenty thousand francs to three hundred thousands, enrolment amount and accompanying levies for intership, supervision, registrations and reseat fee etc have also sworn with impunity to call Prof Akume and regime to order before they are excited to follow road justice. Another strong wind of destruction gathering momentum is amongst the desperate students and population of the North West in dying need of the Faculty of Arts and Economics, yet its Vice-Chancellor Prof Tafah keeps clinging on the Faculty of Medicine which can barely accommodate a handful of the population, mostly made up of Francophone and Ministers Children. This situation was made worst when in their last Council deliberations, time was wasted on where the school of Medicine will be belt instead of arranging, seeking ways or possibilities on how the Faculties of Arts and Economics should go operational by next academic year. Parents are tired of still sending their children to Yaounde, Dschang, Buea, Maroua and Ngoundere with a University at their door steps and are left with no other option than demonstrating through revolt for government to give a listening ear to their multiple worries connected to the presence of the University, its welfare and its advantage to the very expectant student population of the North West Region. Hear a good number of the population “what is in the school of medicine that they keep talking of it day in, day out. When thousands of our children still move out of the Region for studies, we are sick and tired of the situation of our great and beloved University under the management hands of these incompetent hands probably hired to mare its smooth function.” Government should act very fast or expect the worst from the population who are not ready to seat and watch the institution move from one error to a trillion of blunders daily.