Story, Louvier Kindo Tombe
It was tradition respected at the Yaounde International Business School (YIBS), as close to 300 students graduated from the institution. Dressed in their graduation robes, the students were happy to receive their end of course certificates.
“I feel very happy today because at least I can see the results of my hardwork,” says Bombi Mariet Ndamsah, 2023 best HND students.
“I actually let go of leisure time just to get to this place.”
Just like Bombi Mariet, the rest of the graduating students whose batch has been baptized “batch of emerging e-novators”, were grateful to the institution for guiding them to success.
“It is a very big achievement for us as an institution, and for the lives of the students that we are graduating,” the registrar of YIBS, Madam Beryl Acho, told News Upfront.
The 2023 graduation ceremony at YIBS, the second of its kind, was an occasion to for the higher institution of learning to acknowledge it’s students who have successfully completed their school programmes at the Higher National Diploma, Bachelors, and Masters levels, as well as international programmes.
During the ceremony, outstanding students who performed excellently in their academics and those who presented the best end of year projects were awarded prizes and gifts from partners of YIBS. It was in line with the communal vision of encouraging the youths to develop their innovative, technical, soft skills and competencies.
“Contributing towards nation building makes me delighted because we can not become an emerging country without having true professionals,” says Acho Godfred Taku, president of YIBS.
“We trust that we have sent out young Cameroonians who will go out to impact not only themselves but the society at large,” Madam Beryl Acho said.
One of the graduands, Mrs Agnes Ika KPWE, who graduated with
Master in Business Administration, department of Accounting and Finance, already have an idea of how she will put her knowledge into practice. Her CV now outlines an extensive background and qualifications in secretarial administration, marketing, management, project planning and management, banking and finance and business administration.
“I needed to have a background in most sectors so that with my own business, it will be easy for me to manage and guide my workers and colleagues,” she said.
Other like Bombi Mariet Ndamsah, best HND student has settled on furthering her studies while practicing in the job market. YIBS actually has offers to meet her dreams in furthering her education.
Most of the graduands did not hesitate to salute the efforts of their lecturers like the overall best student of the institution, Penn Hardison Khan, Masters levels in the department of Accounting and Finance with a GPA of 3.67.
“Team work made our dream work,” he said.