UBSU Communications Department
UBSU is a responsible Union, the more reason the Union dialogue with the VC on Saturday and Sunday, there UBSU agreed to allow students take part in the 11 feb celebration because it is our civic responsibility while resuming talks on Thursday Feb 14th.. But as typical of Cameroon management style the UBSU Vice and interim President Minang Ronald alongside others have been kidnapped by police men prior to the dialogue. Now what type of genuine dialogue does our UB administration want?
The allegation by the VC that UBSU has never submitted her constitution to the UB Administration is a fat lie. If our UB administration is sincere, UBSU has submitted her Constitution four times; we have received feedbacks thrice from the VC on points to add and or removed. There has been a standstill for a while now due to some issues we don’t agree, the UB authorities should not be lieing.We can show communications between UBSU and the office of the VC to the media in regard to this.
Let us come come back to Prof Ngoh claimed, if he is sincere as he claims to be, he would have informed the press that, those students who leased University property were not UBSU leaders but few students Prof Titanji former VC handpicked after the Former VC single handedly dissolve the democratic elected government.
Prof Ngoh should also have shown the letters he wrote to the current UBSU leadership about the said illegal business and UBSU response. If he is sincere, he would've informed the press that UBSU denounces the said business and UBSU had been calling for a disciplinary panel to sanctioned students who used UBSU name in doing business, let the media go ask him.
Prof Ngoh should also make it known how UBSU became disturbed for the former VC allowing these culprits go. Let Prof Ngoh publishes all communications UBSU shared with his office as DVC in charge of business and that of the VC whom UBSU always copied him regarding this matter and let the press draw her conclusions.
Regarding the fact by Dr. Ernest Molua that UBSU is a Cameroon home groom Boko Haram is laughable. UBSU is a democratic body whose leaders are elected by the entire student body. We have contributed a lot to make UB what it is, it is only lecturers who failed students deliberately, those who trade marks for sex and money are afraid of a strong and independent UBSU ,we hope you are not in this light.
Also Dr.Molua should be aware that Those who were protesting on campus are students of the university, our strike was a peaceful one and that is why no destruction or confrontation of any sort had been heard of as we advised students to be cautious because the school is ours and for our younger ones to come.
UBSU would want to make it clear again that UBSU did not hold the VC hostage as Dr.Molua and the VC claims. If the VC is sincere, she can testify that the student leaders came and was begging angry students to let the VC talk to us. UBSU is not the people striking let this be clear to everybody, the entire students of the University declared an indefinite strike until the administration provides a solution to their problems. There is no UB student that if u stops on the road he or she will not tell u that she/he has problems in UB
Before, we end UBSU want to make it clear that the existence of UBSU is enshrined in the 1993 text creating UB as the VC clearly states in her press conference. When we speak with the VC, we do not speak as mere students, we speak as student leaders elected by that same 17000 students our VC is talking about. We have the mandate to represent them.
Again, the tactics by the VC and her allies in administration to blackmail us that we are only 100 group of occultist is not true. We are used to these tactics. The former VC used similar approached, tagged us with all types of appellations just to win public and media support. Our current VC is doing same without addressing the worries we have raised.
Guys, the truth is, successive regimes of UB VCs have been doing all to dissolve UBSU or weakened it by trying to empower faculty executives as they can easily manipulate them .They do not want a strong and independent Students Union as per the Anglo Saxon Culture.
It is laughable to think 100 students can empower the rest 16900 students, that is an indirect way to say University of Buea Students are not responsible, UB students are responsible, focus and very sensitive to their rights. If at all it is just 100 students causing trouble, the remaining 16900 students would have chased us but the pain we feel is global pain, shared by all students.
The UB administration is acting like a typical African government putting blames elsewhere. No Political party, lecturers or Ex-students are behind us; these are the same stories we have been hearing in the past. It would not be surprising to hear soon that it is SCNC behind UBSU to destabilized President Biya planned visit to Buea, just to give a dog a bad name to hang it.
Also the UB administration and Dr.Molua talks of the fact that UBSU is terrorizing students and lecturers in class. This is a fatal lie, no student or lecturer has testified. SYNES can attest to this, it is very easy let any media come to school interview students in the absence of UBSU executives and get the students response.
UBSU greatly denounced the accusations of coming to school with clubs and knives. These are all lies and we are matured enough for such. We are not dictating to students they voted for us and we still remain their leaders to protect their interests. Faculties are not complaining but the administration is making to seem that we are imposing which that is not the case.
We know that our VC is not a bad mother but her advisers and closed collaborators are the people behind this because they will not be the ones to feel the impact of what is happening to her because they want to spoil her reign, .
We are shocked by her change of behavior because she started her administration by collaborating well with UBSU very well. Somebody somewhere is ill advising her, let our VC wake up.
Finally, we are not in a war of propaganda but the fact remains she is our VC and has the powers to decide and provide the students with solutions.
UB students have legitimate worries, please before you nail us, ask why students are protesting, mail us a better way forward.