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Bamenda Royal University goes operational with an open door event

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Aaron Kaah Yancho

A symbolic event to mark the start of the Bamenda Royal University took place at the Alankie Village of Mankon Bamenda on the 16th of Feb. 2012 Under the auspices of the of the north west regional delegate of Arts and Culture Mme Achua Sheila.

The founder of the Bamenda Royal University HRH Majesty Ambassador Simon Nsoh while addressing the public on the occasion said the university project was hatched to provide an opportunity for Cameroonians to improve on their lives and families. HRH Nsoh Simon elaborated the dream of the university as unique and one that would thrive on cooperative ideas. He said the university would operate from two locations and would take appropriate measures to follow the rules and regulations laid down by the Cameroon ministry of higher education. The founder called on the administration and the people of Mankon and Cameroon at large to put all hands on deck and make the dream came to fruition. The high point of the speech was the installation of the pioneer chair of the university board of governors and vice chancellor Prof Norbert Pintsch of the German Senior Expert Service and the Society for the Advancement of Culture.
Reacting to the founder of the university, the North West regional delegate of Arts and Culture Mme Achua Sheila appreciated the efforts of HRH Majesty Simon Nsoh and the people of Alankie community for initiating and piloting the university project.

The delegate called on the residence to shun excusive tendencies and to strive as one body. She called for hard and determination to make the dream of the university came to life. The dean of studies for the department of Appropriate Technology and Director of CAT Cameroon Njini Victor stole the event as he exhibited with a solar panel that people in the rural areas as well as in Alankie could do with out AES Sonel. Victor said solar energy was cheap and affordable for people in the rural areas. To the pupils of government primary school Alankie who had come to witness the event the CAT boss took them in a demonstrative lesson that solar energy and other alternative forms of energy were the hope of people like little income and earnings. He called on the pupils to make environment protection a priority. Victor said the technology was illustrative of the ability and academic program of the department of Appropriate Technology in the Royal University. The installed solar plate and its equipment were donated to the Royal University project.
The German born volunteers animated the event with drills and songs admist great euphoria. The exchange of gifts between the founder of the university project and the volunteers cemented and spoke of a lasting friendship. The event was attended by notables of the Alankie village, pupils of Government primary school Alankie, elite of the community and the Regional Delegate of Arts and Culture.

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