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A.K .Yancho
The lecturers and students at the college of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Science of the Catholic University in Cameroon (CATUC) in the Bui Division of the North West region of Cameroon have overwhelmingly praised and thanked the Center for Appropriate Technology (CAT) Cameroon and its German born volunteers Prof. Norbert Pintsch, Mme Renate Perner and Mr. Lutz Fluegge for the kind gesture of offering them symbolic medical equipment. The staff room of this university unit was the venue for all smiles on Feb. 19th 2013 as the PROVOST at this university Prof. Egbe Philip and his collaborators received the CAT team during this maiden working visit to the institution.
Earlier on the director of CAT Cameroon Mr. Njini Victor had told a college of lecturers who were on hand to receive them that its German partners were Norbert Pintsch from the Senior Expert Service (SES) and Renate Perner and Lutz Fluegge from the German Society for the Advancement of Culture (DGFK) Germany.
The CAT boss said that their visit was to appreciate the efforts of the university in its tasking of building formidable Cameroonians in the field of modern medicine and for the strides that they were making. He went on to explain that CAT was involve in the provision of energy solutions for the rural world and the installation of mini hydro power stations as alternative power solutions for people living in the rural areas. In response to the guest the PROVOST of the university all smiles thanked the CAT volunteers for thinking about them at a time very crucial in the development of the university. Prof. Egbe told the guest that their wish as a growing academic family was to net work with other external partners like DGFK and SES Germany in order to build the capacity of the staff and lecturers.
The presentation of gifts by the three German volunteers of CAT Cameroon to the university was a moment of handshakes for both the staff and the guest. According to the assistance PROVOST of the university program Sister Marie Banye the gifts cemented the friendship between the university and the German volunteers. In reception of the Samaritan donations the PROVOST said all the fits were a stitch in time that came at a time the university was about to launch an outpatient department to cater for the needs of the communities and the students.
The PROVOST called on the volunteers Prof. Norbert, Renate and Lutz to keep the friendship with his university running so more students and Cameroon could benefit from the relationship in future. On behalf of their students the staff promised to judiciously use the gifts so as to immortalise the legacy of the visit. A walk round the campus brought the German volunteers face to face with the realities in the university. The gifts offered the college of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Science of the Catholic University in Cameroon ranged from Lab. Apparatus to ward material and teaching aid.
The college of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Science of the Catholic University of Cameroon Bamenda provides quality, holistic education and research and delivery in the key health care sectors that meets the needs of Cameroonians in the 21th century. Some 117 students are currently under taking studies in this university in all medical fields.

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