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« UB Strike: To The Rescue | Main | Clashes, Arrests Persist At UB »

Thursday, 28 April 2005

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Aborister

Things have started to unfold again.
The administration should stop wasting their valuable time investigating how a deligation could have come from Yaounde I and trigger off a strike at UB.It is call network action.What happened in Yaounde was enough to trigger off similar actions in the other universities.I am even surprise that Dchang,Douala and Ngoundere have not responded.I think the reason why the strike at UB has gone wild is simple because the students are tired of a system that has been conditioned to stay thesame.Njeuma and her colleagues have been there for too long.I know the VC has done a lot of positive things for the school but is time another dynamic lady or gent is given a try.After all Mandela did not step down because he couldn't rule again but did that because he thought it was right to bring in another person and give him a try.That is the only way that society can progress.

Unfortunately Africans get offended when you give them this kind of example.If not popo should have known that he was discovered and came to the lamp light because the alhadji boy step down for him but today it seems he is un willing to step down even for his own child.
Long live paye.
Aboristers

KellyBess

The students want a change, GIVE IT TO THEM.

geritaps

Thank u my dear brothers and sisters of ub,the time has come for cameroon to change,this is how the 1848 revolution in France started,so my brothers and sisters dont give up the fight.
No matter the situation continue the struggle till the dy when this promise land would really become a promise land.

Alan Ngwa

There is a fine line between striking and rioting.I believe the strikes and picketting were enough to get the complaints of the students heard. The destruction of school property and those of members of the faculty was where the line was crossed and ignorance set in. The student will end up paying for this destruction and guess what instead of paying 68,000 C.F.A, you'll be paying 80,000 C.F.A. Who's the loser? Look before you leap is a philosophy I treasure, UB students you better do so too.

Emmanuel Wembenyui, The University of Queensland, Brisbane-Australia

The Unversity of Buea is my alma mater, but it is with heavy regrets that the current students have resorted to violence as a means of solving their problems. The destruction of vehicles, houses and other University property is simply an awful act, which I condemn from the bottom of my heart. The destruction of property can in no way be a solution to the problems raised. Violence indeed has no future and can only aggravate rather than solve a problem.

I equally condemn the strike because UB students have simply joined their counterparts of Yaounde 1, but without a defined objective. The lack of leadership in the strike action in Buiea makes the whole campaign an act of cowardice because no one has real reasons to face the administration since everyone prefers to stay anonymous. The lovely staff canteen and especially the restaurent that served as lecture space for those of us who constituted the first UB student intake have been destroyed. Rather than building new structures to increase the capacity of UB, which you have raised as one of your reasons, the administration will now be struggling to refurbish what has been destroyed. This means we have taken more steps backward rather than forward, so students, think before you act rather than act before thinking!! If your reasoning continues in this direction, then after several years of existence, the infrasture of UB will diminish rather than increase because of wanton destruction.

Henry KUM; CAMBRIDGE, UK

UB is not Njeuma just like Cameroon is not Biya. Things get worse but the same people who are incapable of meaningful action; who are doomsday prophets ready to plunge Cameroon into an inescapable tragedy remain. Were they predestined to be such self opinionated leaders? Dorothy, the whelp, used cameroon tax payers money to secure snow pure education abroad. She is using tax payers money again to invite policemen and gendarmes to beat down intellectual objectivity. When shall all these Hitler-Melosovic hybrid political gorrillas submit to accountability? Several went away in the "zero mot" era and as it shall come to pass, Nejeuma will sneek away with it. Dorothy Njeuma has blood in her hands just like her unscrupulous self edifying Saddam Biya. There is no justice in Cameroon and the whole nation should mobilise behind these intellectually thirsty students to push Njeuma -Biya to the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

Henry KUM; CAMBRIDGE, UK

UB is not Njeuma just like Cameroon is not Biya. Things get worse but the same people who are incapable of meaningful action; who are doomsday prophets ready to plunge Cameroon into an inescapable tragedy remain. Were they predestined to be such self opinionated leaders? Dorothy, the whelp, used cameroon tax payers money to secure snow pure education abroad. She is using tax payers money again to invite policemen and gendarmes to beat down intellectual objectivity. When shall all these Hitler-Melosovic hybrid political gorrillas submit to accountability? Several went away in the "zero mot" era and as it shall come to pass, Nejeuma will sneek away with it. Dorothy Njeuma has blood in her hands just like her unscrupulous self edifying Saddam Biya. There is no justice in Cameroon and the whole nation should mobilise behind these intellectually thirsty students to push Njeuma -Biya to the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

Protus Mensah

RECAP: Students start a protest movement (legitimate or not), and the Registrar tries to direct them towards non-violent protest; the students reject his offer, tell him off and take their demonstrations into the streets; they clash with police, try to lynch reporters doing their job, destroy 13 cars, ransack the school canteen, destroy computer equipment, etc.

The next day, a group of students decide to stop other students from adhering to the Assistant Vice Chancellor's call for a return to class (The Vice Chancellor, Njeuma is currently in South Africa, according to French language daily mutations). Clashes ensue. Police reinforcements brought from Douala who unleash an orgy of violence, destruction and death (details in today's le Messager newspaper at www.lemessager.net).

Can anyone tell me how this is blood spilled by Njeuma? Is she now the minister delegate in charge of national security? Let's get real!! This is how tragedies such as Rwanda's begin when we start demonizing individuals we despise, instead of tackling issues head-on.

Sammy Nji Donald

There is One Alan Ngwa (alanngwa@yahoo.com) who say he is of the first batch in UB who is TOTALLY AGAINST THE IDEA THAT STUDENTS THER (UB) HAD TO STRIKE.
I am not from UB or Yaounde I, II but from Dschang. Please if you read whay he worto write to him and Conderm him for him words.
First he did not pay 68.000FCFA as others did, he didn't sit in an over populated class as others did, he didn't have to pay extra monies in school for so called study guides, he NEVER experienced the impact of increase prices of goods and services had on students especially an incerase in SCHOOL FEES, he came the first batch as he says and sat his FAT ASS down and enjoyed the facilities and some few years later when things deteriorated he thinks everything is as he left it.
If he doesn't know why the students had to strike he should use his BRAINS to serch for information before commenting.
Please SOMEBODY write to him (alanngwa@yahoo.com) and tell him to SHUT UP and think before he speaks.
Thanks for you assistance.

Sammy Nji Donald

Well His Opinion Counts but in the Wrong direction

abaacha

Madame the V C,pack out before out packs you. That is not your personal farm,let others also try.Before you go,remove all those your `TO RULE FOREVER` ritual temple on that lawn in UB and take it away.Everything has its time .THAT things power is over.

minjo

Am just sick reading throw the reports, the same old names- Ngoh, Njuma, Herbert & co. These same pple, How can there be a change at UB. We tried twice while there and nothing changed; hope this time with the dead of two somethings, I mean something good will come out of their innocent blood

AKA

My condolence to the berieved family.It's a pity that even at this age, the cameroon police cannot police it's fellow citizens they were supposed to protect.It's a shame that the Mr Paul Biya did not interven when the students needed him most but has ordered an independent inquiry because two students have lost their life asking for what that country can afford.Whatever the decision of the inquiry,the death of those two is tragic.They are our heroes.They die fighting for a just course.Their demands should be meet without reservation and the culprits should be put behind bars.POPO,this is moment of truth.Show the students that justice can still be done in that country.

Asu

As a former student of the UB, we faced problems in the old days but it never resulted to a strike action.
If the students of this university went to the extend of taking the streets then i think solving the problem will not only benefit those who demonstrated but also our younger brothers and sisters of tomorrow.
There is one thing i will like to make mention of Nforlem was a personal friend, i was in doubt if really he was shot until i saw his picture on website.Brother you are a hero, we former students will never forget you.Your action is justified.
I am sending this message to console my brothers and sisters of the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences.

Asu B.A
BSc(Hons) Environmental Science.
Secretary General Environmental Science Student Association UB(2001-2002)
Vice President Environmental Science Ex. Student Association UB.

Osama Mbeng Linus

NJEUMA HAS 2 OPTIONS:

OPTION A: PACK HER THINGS AND MOVE OUT; NO QUESTIONS
ASKED, NO BROKEN BONES, NO BLOOD SHED.

OPTION B: WE MAKE YOU PACK.

NB: THERE IS NO OPTION C

Achiri

well the battle in ub has been won, but not the war. the students need to frigth more haeder cause if the relace a bit, they migth loose the war.
we want her out you know who i'm talking off.

Alan Ngwa

Look here Sammy Nji Donald, I addressed the violent nature of the strike as pointless and ignorant. Are you trying to imply I was wrong in doing this? By the way, did you read what I said? Point out the reference to me being a UB alumni? In your attacks, you show you are as ignorant as those who sacked the cafeteria at Buea and for the future I'll advice you to "Look, read and understand before you leap to conclusions."

TANJONG T  E

Who so-ever,against the strike is still sleeping.What a shame and ofcourse it hurts to know some of you(university students)still don't know your rights.What are we talking about?Standing on long lines to pay fees which you can't obtain the benefits or waiting in the queues to use the computers or waiting for two weeks to get a book from the library.Mind you!!!A manangement that functions from Yaounde will never deliver.The whole system is a sham.When do we stand and make the difference.

TANJONG T  E

Who so-ever,against the strike is still sleeping.What a shame and ofcourse it hurts to know some of you(university students)still don't know your rights.What are we talking about?Standing on long lines to pay fees which you can't obtain the benefits or waiting in the queues to use the computers or waiting for two weeks to get a book from the library.Mind you!!!A manangement that functions from Yaounde will never deliver.The whole system is a sham.When do we stand and make the difference.

PAPA AJASCO

NA WU BI DOROTHY NJUEMA,NO,THAT OLD MAMI WITH I BIG SHEEHOLE,GOVERNMENT DON GI DA ONE I SMALL GARI FOR HELEP I SKIN DEY ,I DON START DI CONSPIRE AGAINST I OWN STUDENT MAY POPOL FINISH KILL THEM,NA SHAME, I SAY MAY DEY BURN DA WOMAN I HOUSE MAY I KNOW SAY PIPO DEM FOR UB KNOW DI LAF.COURAGE FOR ALL DAT PIKIN THEM WEY THEY DI FIGHT FOR WE FOR MAKE A CHANGE,KNOW SAY WUNNA NO DI SHARE WUNNA GLORY WITH NO MAN AND WUNNA PRIDE THEY HIGH.DOROTHY NJUMA,DA MAMI WEY I LAS BIG PASS I HEAD,MAKE I LOOKOT FOR SEY I TIME DON START REACH WEY WE GO SMALL TIME FLING I FROM THAT I POST WEY I DEY TBY PERSECUTION,WAKA DI STAIN PIPO THEIR GCE SLIP WITH THAT I WOWO SIGNATURE.

simon

I really want to ask the Cameroon government this Question?

What have you done or say for those brave students (UB) fighting for their own right who pass away? And those 1000’s who suffer from the strikes. Some did run away from their home living behind friends and family. Land & property. Some are still in jail up to date. Some have no future have the police have destroyed what they have been building for the pass 20 years. I knew this young rich couple namely as Malcolm & Tonzock Koko simple of the fact that they belong to group they loose all. My question is directed to Mr Paul Biya..

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