Coronavirus Forces UB To Suspend Academic Activities, Resort To E-learning

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Officials of the University of Buea, UB, have suspended traditional classroom lectures and resorted to E-learning to enable the institution continue with lectures as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic gain steam.

The decision was taken Thursday, March 26, during a meeting held at the UB’s Faculty of Science Boardroom.

The meeting was chaired by UB’s Vice-Chancellor, VC, Prof. Horace Ngomo Manga.

While adopting an online learning method for the continuation of lectures in a Place to Be, the Committee of Dean and Directors equally barred upcoming activities on campus; lectures, enlarged meetings, public ceremonies, seminars among others till further notice.

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The Committee also resolved that first-semester examinations results for 2019/2020 should be published on www.ubuea.cm

Among other things was the suspension of first-semester resit examinations, blocked training for University Games as changes in the UB calendar of activities are being envisaged.  

The meeting was aimed at reviewing activities of the Taskforce on UB’s compliance with the directives of President Paul Biya on the pandemic as conveyed by the Prime Minister, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute.

It also focused on presenting and reviewing E-Learning platforms best suited for the continuation of lectures online.

As measures to curb the spread of the virus, UB saluted its Taskforce on the progress to provide water and hand sanitizers on campus, while recommending that the University Health Unit be equipped with personnel protective equipment.

In a communiqué after the meeting, the VC expressed gratitude to the staff and students of the institution for their sense of responsibility and citizenship and “called on all members of the university community to remain calm and vigilant.”

The shutdown on schools nationwide as a result of the Coronavirus that has claimed thousands of lives, started when UB was on a two weeks’ break.

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