By Andrew Nsoseka
Lecturers in the Department of Political Science and Comparative Politics, under the Faculty of Laws and Political Science, of the University of Buea, UB, have called on students’ leaders of the department to epitomise leadership, so as to set an example for other departments and young people to follow.
The call was made in UB, on January 15, in a ceremony to install newly elected Political Science Students’ Council of the University of Buea, POSSCUB. The ceremony was presided at, by Professor James Arrey Abangma, Head of Department for Political Science and Comparative Politics in UB.
Welcoming students and staff to the ceremony, Mr John Wala Mua called on the students to hold the values of the department in high esteem so as to continue to be a shining light for other students to envy and follow.
The Head of Department, James Abangma reminded the students of the need to belong to the union, stating that new changes will be brought in. “Let those who doubt to belong, know that the best yet to come and things will be done in ways that those who don’t belong will regret it.”
On his part, Prof. John Ndefru reminded students and the newly elected students’ executive that political science is the heartbeat of every society and community in the world. Talking on leadership, he beckoned them to epitomise good leadership, because good leadership skills are developed by leaders as they grow up and fit into the society.
“You must be transparent and accountable. Tell the students how you use their money. The bad leadership you see in society today started at the micro level. You must grow up and be matured in the culture of accountability. Be exemplary and inspire other young people and draw them towards political science.” Prof. Ndefru said, furthering that the new executive should act like a good bridge between students and lecturers and as such, bring worries of students to the head o department who will oversee those issues affecting the students are duly handled, to assist them sail smoothly as they study in the department to obtain their desired degrees.
The outgoing student government, headed by Emmanuel Oben, pledged its full support to the incoming executive, headed by Collins Tensa.