Professor Victor Banlilon Tani, Lecturer in International Relations, has officially taken office as the new Registrar of the University of Bamenda, UBa, replacing Galega Samgena Daiga.
The installation ceremony that took place on July 14, at the campus of the University of Bamenda, was presided over by the Vice Chancellor, VC, of UBa, Prof. Theresa Akenji.
The newly installed Registrar, Prof. Banlilon, was previously serving as the Secretary General, SG, of the School of Transport and Logistics, under the same University.
In her installation speech, the Vice Chancellor of UBa, Prof. Theresa Akenji urged the 11 newly installed Deputy Vice Chancellors, Registrar, Dean and Directors, to harness social dialogue and peaceful coexistence in order to forge ahead with developmental goals aimed at taking the young University forward in fulfilling its goals.
“You should endeavour to be a good team player, while at the same time, galvanising your individual capabilities, skills and talents to foster the attainment of the set goals and objectives of the University of Bamenda.” The VC told the newly appointed.
She expressed gratitude to the President of the Republic for appointing seasoned officials to steer the University of Bamenda, in achieving its set goals and objectives.
While cautioning the newly installed to always make well informed and prompt decisions because they will affect their colleagues and students, Prof Akenji beseeched that, the officials should always act in consultation, collaboration and in coordination with competent authority.
The newly installed were also told to discharge their duty without fear of favour. “The challenge is to do better than your predecessors.” Prof Akenji said. She also praised that out of the 11 newly appointed officials, two are women. She noted that the number of women in UBa administration has increased.
Accompanying Prof. Banlilon at his installation ceremony, was a delegation from the University of Buea, and the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences where Prof. Banlilon had served as the Faculty Officer, as well as Head of Department for Political Science, while performing his duty as Lecturer in domain of International Relations.
The erstwhile Mayor of Buea, and now Senator, Charles Mbella Moki was also among the delegation from Buea that attended the ceremony to celebrate with Prof. Banlilon.
The Fon of Nso, HRH Sehm Mbinglo, also sent a delegation of Nso notables from the Palace, to express well wishes, and Palace blessings to the newly installed Kinsman.
A Delegation from the Amadou Bello University of Zaria in Nigeria, where Prof. Banlilon obtained his PhD degree and served as Assistant Lecturer before returning to Cameroon was also present to celebrate with their former student and colleague.
On behalf of the Family, Mr Emmanuel Tani expressed gratitude to well wishers who turned out massively for celebration, as he called on his newly appointed brother to do his work efficiently , while looking up to God.
Amongst the newly appointed are, Prof. Emmanuel Suh Cheo, as Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Teaching, Professionalization and Development of information and Communication Technologies, Prof. Moise Agwara Ondoh Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Internal Control and Evaluation, amongst others as Deans and Directors.
Prof. Banlilon replaces Galega Samgena Daiga who is now serving as the Dean of the newly created Faculty of Law and Political Science.