By Christopher Ambe
The Higher Institute of Management Studies (HIMS) Buea, has been commended for the high quality training and education it has been giving students since creation.
Professor Wilfred Ngapsa, representative of the Minister of Higher Education, made the commendation ,last April 25, at the convocation of the first batch of Bachelor of Technology(B-Tech) degrees, the Seventh Higher National Diploma(HND) certificate award and the First APA Certificate award, which took place at the CNPS hall ,Buea.
The minister’s envoy stressed the increasing importance of acquiring marketable skills in today’s society and advised HIMS authorities not to relent in its efforts to be a shining example of institution of learning.
Professor Ngapsa advised the gradates (106 of them with B-Tech and 283 with the HNDs) not only to reduce themselves to job-seekers but to become job-creators and to serve at all time as worthy ambassadors of HIMS
|HIMS Graduates and authorities pose for family photo at the end of the convocation|
In an academic discourse on the “Relevance of Management Studies”, former University of Buea Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Cornelius Lambi, noted that the graduates would be confronted, in the job market, with the global challenges.
But he expressed confidence that, the kinds of studies the graduates undertook at HIMS would make them to brave the odds. “If you can identify what is wrong in society, you would be in a better position to provide solutions and right the wrong s of the socio-economic stagnation”, he said. He reiterated that management graduates must be job –creators, especially now with the high level of unemployment.
Prof. Lambi urged the graduates to stand up and be counted among those who bring meaningful changes in society.
He thought the graduates could be the solutions of the problems that have plunged Cameroon in to the economic doldrums.
Prof.Tafah Edokat Oki Edward, Vice-chancellor of University of Bamenda (UBa), the mentor institution of HIMs Buea, gave words of encouragement to the Management of HIMS, promising the continued support of UBa.
Fomba Bernard Babila Tanyi,President of HIMS;Dr. Asobo Napoleon,HIMS Rector and Tezom Ignatius Afoh, acting Registrar and Dean of Academic Affairs, who work round the clock to maintain standards in the institution, were visibly satisfied with the products they were sending to the job market.
The Recorder gathered that, HIMS Management has resolved, and is bent on making that the institution a reference not only in Cameroon but the Central sub-region.
HIMS Buea, located in Molyko, went operational in 2008. According to official sources, HIMS vision “is to be the choice institution for those seeking increased knowledge, job relevant qualifications, profession development and customized training programme in the Central African Sub-region”
Award of prizes to deserving graduates was one of the highlights of the well-attended ceremony, which was witnessed among other dignitaries, by Clement Fon Ndikum, Secretary-General at Buea Governor’s office and Prof. Victor Julius Ngoh of, Deputy VC of UBa.
(First published in The Recorder Newspaper,Cameroon,of May 6,2015)