Talking as a keynote speaker during the convocation ceremony at the catholic university institute of Buea, Barrister Nico Halle decried the fact that Cameroon as well as other nations are suffering today because of the neglect of the place of morality in the educational system and in his words, “what has destroyed the society is book without morality and the result is we are training clever devils who steal from the state coffers like rats and don’t care whether graduates have jobs or not”
While officially admitting the over 801 freshmen taken in this year into CUIB, the president of the institute, Rev. George Nkeze cautioned the freshmen to think positively as they face different problems in the society by avoiding what he call “the problem is” syndrome that people give for their inability to tackle issues courageously and forge forward in the face of glitches. He also enjoined them to be better people by always trying to change for the better while maintaining and not giving other people a chance to destroy their positive outlook in life. Noting areas where they are succeeding in, the president talked of one of their students competing in South Africa after having successfully producing tea that treats diabetes, two of their students that won the 2000 US dollar entrepreneur programme award, as well as a student who made an egusi cracking machine amongst others.
The newly admitted batch of 2015/2016 was named by the president of the university as a batch of fashion. In relation to leading good lives, the keynote speaker Barrister Halle noted that the level of promiscuity has become despicable reason why he advised the students to stay out of activities that may lead to them ending up in such bad situations. He also acknowledged and thanked Mr. Roland Nkemain former president of JCI for the part he is playing in molding youths in Cameroon as well as Africa at large. Barrister Halle while appealing to students and staff to prioritize morality and the fear of God in the teaching and learning process, he also blamed the fact that insurgencies like Boko Haram and others are succeeding in doing what is happening to the world today because of the production of weapons of mass destruction and in order to get back on track, he said prioritizing moral values in the bring up of the young population is the only remedy for the society to get back on track. The number of students taken this year saw an increase as compared to last year when it took 630 and this year the number has been raised to 801.