Seventy-Three lecturers recently recruited in The University of Bamenda in the third and last phase of the special recruitment launched by the Head of State have been mentored on teaching, research and monitoring procedures in the course credit system and the use of the online platforms of the university. This was during a three-day Pedagogic Seminar organized on campus to welcome the new assistant lecturers.
Opening the three-day seminar on March 15th,2023,on the theme: training the newly recruited teachers on content delivery and skills development guided by the National Development Strategy(NDS30) ,the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Teaching, Professionalization Of Information, Communication Technologies,(DVC TIC) ,Professor Suh Cheo Emmanuel, while congratulating the new lecturers on their recruitment called on them to be less expositive and more demonstrative in their pedagogic approach and to formularies themselves with the National Development Strategy (NDS30) and amongst other things to be rigorous with work, work hard, participate in development issues, and to be devoted to students and their progress .
According to Professor Suh Cheo Emmanuel the three-day pedagogic seminar seeks to ensue that the 73 new teachers are welcomed and introduced to how the university operates. “ The seminar is important because the 73 joining us will increase the number of demonstrations that will bring into our pedagogy. We want to step up the number of practical’s and demonstrations that we bring to our teachers. We also have to highlight to them the opportunities that the state provides to support research which can grow their careers and also alert them on the pitfall that any malpractices that they can get into which can destroy other careers” Prof Suh Cheo said.
The new lecturers were also schooled on the two digital platforms of the University of Bamenda. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Charge Of Internal Control And Evaluation (DVC ICE ) Professor Ghogomu Julius gave a presentation on teaching and research monitoring indicators for quality assurance while the Deputy Vice Chancellor In Charge Of Research And Relation With The Business World (DVC RCB), Professor Molua Ernest, presented on research areas and support structures at The University of Bamenda.
Closing the first phase of the seminar, the vice-chancellor, professor Theresea Nkuo-Akenji expressed satisfaction at the level of participation, patience and enthusiasm of the newly recruited assistant lecturers. she wished them a happy stay in UBa and the start of a fruitful career.