Cameroon Gets 2nd Catholic University

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BAMENDA, Cameroon, APRIL 30, 2010 ( The Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda, will open its doors for the 2010-2011 academic year.

It is the second Catholic university in that country; the other is in Yaounde.

The new university will have seven faculties: business and management sciences, human and social sciences, education, civil engineering, agriculture and natural resources.

«This university is the ultimate instrument to proclaim justice and hope,» said Bishop George Nkuo of the Diocese of Kumbo, during an April 10 Mass concelebrated by four bishops of the region as an official launching ceremony. 

Four priests and three laypeople appointed to lead the university were sworn in, as they promised to assume their functions «with diligence, in keeping with the university canons and in the fear of God.»

A matriculation ceremony, opening the university’s doors, will take place Oct. 15.

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