Dr Nalova Lyonga, UB VC /
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea, Dr Nalova Lyonga, has initiated a census to determine the number of students and lecturers attending lectures.
The Post Weekender reports that the census is to know the exact number of students and Staff for the academic year 2016/2017.
According to a Communiqué signed by the Vice Chancellor Dr Nalova Lyonga, all students attending lectures would register their names, including that of the lecturer who will submit the attendance sheets to the Deans of the various faculties.
The Post further reveals that the VC instructed that in case a lecturer meets an empty hall he or she should call the Dean of the faculty and Head of Department to witness and record. And should in case the students are present and the lecturer absent, the students will write down their names and delegate one person to give the Dean who will forward to authorities.
The Census which will span for one week comes in the wake failures for classes to resume after some Teachers Trade Unions called off the strike last week. But SYNES-UB did not sign that document as its president is alleged to be on the run.
However this census has yielded no fruits as the school campus has remained practically deserted. Reports have it that some lecturers have decided to teach but have met empty classrooms in their attempt.
This brings to question the veracity of University of Buea’s engagement in the 11 February celebration as speculations were rife that those who took part in the march past were hired elsewhere. But UB authorities have not commented to these allegations.
Classes have been paralyzed since November 21, 2016 when Teachers Trade Unions launched the strike action which has now lasted for three months.