JMC 2006, the batch of students of the University of Buea’s Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) department 2006/2007 class has elected a pioneer executive bureau of the outfit.
The bureau was put in place during the annual general meeting of the Alumni association.
The bureau is expected to guide the group in their activities for unified action to contribute to the growth of the department.
This decision was arrived at during the batch’s first ever Annual general Meeting in Buea on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
The gathering was graced by by the presence of the Head of Department of JMC, Prof. Kingsley Ngange as well as instructors, Funge Diffang, Dr Moki Stephen and Divine Besong.
Addressing all present, John Paul Nkwain, one of the JMC 2006 batch students said the Annual general Meeting was a baby step intended to introduce them to a wider arena of initiatives and activities.
All these, he noted, are meant to among others, give back to the department which served as a foundation for them all.
During deliberations to set up the functioning of their union, the ex-students set an annual registration fee of 2,000FCFA per member, with June 2022 being the deadline for payment of this year’s fee.
It was agreed that a solidarity fund be set up too, to facilitate the body’s actions. Funded by members with a base fee of 25,000FCFA each, it was agreed that the fund will be used to cater for members in case of loss of a first degree relative, birth, illness and hospitalisation, death and weddings.
They also took out time to draw up bylaws meant to regulate their functioning, duties and responsibilities.
John Paul Nkwain was voted president of the national chapter, and Vera Fon, his deputy.
Strong lady, Noela Bisong was elected national Secretary General.