HIBMAT – Growing from strength to strength
Over 600 new students matriculated
Saturday November 29, 2014 marked another milestone in the Higher Institute of Business Management and Technology (HIBMAT), Buea, as the Higher Institute celebrated its 5th matriculation ceremony. New and old students with their parents, guardians and well-wishers enlivened the Checkpoint and Bokova road environs of Molyko, Buea, where
The Higher Institute’s campuses are located as they danced to music blaring out of huge speakers in celebration of the event. A trail blazer was the Holy Mass presided at by the Vicar General of Buea Diocese and Parish Priest of St. Charles Lwanga Parish Molyko, Rev. Fr. Bernard Asek. The guests and students twirled piously in solemnity as the HIBMAT choir rent the air with a repertoire of Catholic liturgical melodies. In his homily, Fr. Asek praised the administration of HIBMAT for recognizing God as the beginning and the end of every human venture despite the fact that HIBMAT is a private University Institution. “I am very excited to celebrate this Mass because I know that you fear God and that is why I could not afford to be absent from this Mass,” he said
He said intellectual formation without God can only produce intellectual devils as he charged the new students to strive for holistic education. “Cultivate good morals, shun sexual immorality, dress modestly and focus on your studies,” stressed the Vica General
The Director of HIBMAT, Mr. Jude Anyanwu, called on the new students to respect the rules and regulations of HIBMAT and noted that the higher Institute is founded on Christian principles and values.
He condemned academic fraud. “If anyone of you has presented fake GCE Certificates to gain admission here, know that it will not be long before you will be sorted out and the consequence will be automatic dismissal,” he cautioned.
Guest speakers included the Director of the School of Technology in the University of Buea, Dr. Ningo Tamambang.
In his Discourse Dr. Ningo harped on success, hard work as underlined by the management of time and freedom.
Other speakers included the Assistant Divisional Officer for Buea, Mrs. Ebot, a representative of the Director of the National Employment Fund for the Southwest Region, Mrs Ayuk, and the Director of Communication for Buea Diocese, Br. Singfred Sinior M’sene.
The more than 600 students matriculated included those taking the two years Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme in Marketing, Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Management, Insurance, Secretarial Studies, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and those taking the Higher Professional Diploma (HPD) Programme in Human Resource Management.
HIBMAT is an educational/professional higher establishment of excellence and innovation, offering professional cources to students at higher levels. It is authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education with Ministerial Authorization to create No. 11/0041/MINESUP and Minesterial Authorization to start No. 10/04333/L/MINESUP/DESS/ES/UP/SER/ & 12/0395/MINESUP of 10th August 2010. HIBMAT offers Higher National Diplomas in the aforementioned professional disciplines and under the mentorship of Bamenda University, HIBMAT awards Bachelors of Technology Degrees (B-Tech).