The new Vice Chancellor of the University of Buea, Dr Nalova Lyonga, has been urged to maintain the climate of peace and solidarity and promote dialogue with staffs, support staffs and students.
The call was made Wednesday July 4,2012 by the minister of higher education Professor Jacques Ndongo, during the induction ceremony of the new Vice Chancellor, at the Amphi theatre 750 of the University of Buea.
In his six points of responsibilities for the new VC, the minister also urged her to sustain regularity, effectiveness and quality of teaching in UB as well as transferability of credit within the CEMAC zone,give the University a doctoral School and place it among the best in Africa and the world, increase digital governance, optimize fundamental and applied research with scientific reviews, pursue the maximisation and modernisation of infrastructure put in place by the previouse VC.
In order to achieve these goals,the minister for higher education told the new VC to rationaly devide labour in respect with rules governing the University, he also said the VC should involve both all appointed and non appointed persons in the administration of UB, respect laws of the Republic in the management of public funds among others.
The induction ceremony of the new Vice Chancellor of UB was very significant as stated by the outgoing VC, Prof.Vincent PK Titanji, in the fact that transition is done peacefully and not the case in other years where a new VC is appointed because of the famous strike action.The out going VC, described Dr Nalova Lyonga as a nice and passionate captain who likes creativity and objectivity. “She has an eye for what is beautiful”prof Vincent PK stated.
Dr Pauline Nalova Lyonga Egbe, obtained her first degree in English at the University of Yaounde in 1973, Msc in UK and Phd in USA. In 1985,she was recruited as a lecturer in the University of Yaounde,department of African Literature. In 1999,she was appointed to UB as Director of Academic affairs and in 2005,she was promoted to the post of Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of teaching.In 2007 the post was changed to Deputy Vice chancellor in Charge of teaching,professionalization and the development of information communication technology.In 2012, Vice Chancellor of UB.Her educational ladder has been short but fruitful.
The installation ceremony saw the presence of Mayor for Buea, DO, Lawyers, cross section of local Chiefs, among others.The ceremony ended with various display from traditional dance groups,photographs and refreshments.