Walter Wilson Nana
The 82 graduates who have left from the Higher Institute of Business Management and Technology, HIBMAT, Buea have been invited to keep their motivation alive. This was the message from the Southwest Regional management of the National Employment Fund, NEF to the graduates. The occasion was the fourth convocation of HIBMAT, which took place recently at their Campus B, Molyko, Buea.
The NEF Chief of Intermediation Service, Comfort Kamara entreated the graduates to look out for opportunities, which are not necessarily in their lines of studies in the job market, get into volunteerism so as to widen their experiences, make themselves relevant to the society and Cameroon in general.
Kamara indicated that leaving school is good but graduating from school does not make one employable. She will advise that the dichotomy between learning and the
professional world should be bridged. “Look at your training, look at your platform and you will see that more has to be added to it,” Kamara noted.
The NEF official said the job market is survival for the fittest but it is also survival for a stiff competition. “We have to be orientated towards a professional background,” she mentioned.
The Director of HIBMAT Jude Anyawu expressed satisfaction for a successful
year 2013 and will invite the graduates to make Cameroon proud where ever they find themselves across the world. “You have left and will find ethos and tradition for generations to come,” he said.
Anyawu told the graduates the future of Cameroon is in capable hands, so with the exceptional accolades achieved, they should live up to their potentials, aim high, set their goals, not only realise them but make efforts to surpass them.
The HIBMAT Executive reminded the graduates that as they face and tackle the inevitable changes, they should hold true to themselves, their value system, work ethics and pursue a deep sense of humanity as they journey to success in life.
The Best Graduate for 2013 academic year, Emmanuel Masango Nkume in his valedictory speech said HIBMAT has built their capacity and given them the values to contribute in nation building. He enjoined his fellow graduates to show intelligence and character in all they do.
After two years of academic pursuits, the 82 graduates, who made it in the June 2013 Higher National Diploma Examination Session were admitted in the 2011/2012 academic year. Now, they have bagged home the Higher National Diploma, HND and the Higher Professional Diploma, HPD, supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education.
The graduates distinguished themselves in the following departments; Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Ports and Maritime Management.
HIBMAT is mentored by the University of Bamenda.