PAID-WA June 2016 Newsletter
PAID-WA June 2016 Newsletter

This editorial is written for the second issue of the PAID-WA Newsletter. Based on the growing challenges and the increasing need for disseminating information on concerted development in Cameroon, Africa and the world at large, the PAID-WA publication team came up with the publication of a monthly newsletter.

The major news item at PAID International and PAID-WA in particular for the month of June was the 46th Convocation and Prize Award Ceremony to deserving students held on Friday 24th June 2016, in the Fernand Vincent Hall on Campus on the theme: “Making Higher Education Relevant for Africa’s Development in the 21st Century”.

The ceremony witnessed the presence of distinguished dignitaries such as the Governor of the South West Region, the Senior Divisional Officer for Fako Division, the Divisional Officer for Buea Sub-division, the representative of the Mayor of Buea Municipality, the President of PAID International, the Secretary General of PAID International, the representative of the Consul General of Nigeria to the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon, and Emeritus Professor Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso, one time Minister of Public Health, Republic of Cameroon, among others.

The ceremony was graced by an insightful and thought provoking academic discourse entitled: “Pan-Africanism and the Contemporary Challenges to Peace, Security and Development” delivered by the most legendary Emeritus Professor Jean-Emmanuel Pondi, Full Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Honorary Director of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC).

This and more are contained in this Issue of the PAID-WA Newsletter. Other prominent themes in this issue include: PAID-WA graduation of 159 COIC participants on Small Enterprise Management (SEM) capacity building, PAID-WA a conservator of biodiversity and sustainable snail production, the trophies won by the PAID-WA Debate and Public Speaking Team, the Cisco Network Academy and the Microsoft IT Academy in PAID-WA, a campaign by the Community and Public Health Students of PAID-WA during the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, the nutritional and health benefits of sweep pepper, and an article on the evolution of development-oriented programmes in PAID-WA, and a word of inspiration to young entrepreneurs using 15 Quotes of Wisdom by Muhammad Ali.

The PAID-WA Publication Team therefore appeals to students and staff to consume the information contained in this Newsletter, as well as disseminate it to anyone interested in concerted sustainable development that respects the rights of individuals to self-actualisation. We also urge the staff and students to contribute news items to the Newsletter especially issues which are relevant to contemporary development.

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