Fight Against Covid-19: UW-CIDT Supports UBa students with kits


Rose Obah hands anti COVID-19 kits 


Students of the Faculty of Arts (FA) in general and the department of Communication and Development Studies (CADS) in particular of The University of Bamenda have on Thursday July 30, 2020 benefited from anti Covid-19 kits donated to them by the Centre for International Development and Training, CIDT. 

The kits that comprised of tap buckets, face masks and hand sanitizers were handed over to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof Canute A. Ngwa and the Head of Department for Communication and Development Studies, Prof. Akoko Robert by the officials from the centre.

The gifts which will go a long way to keep the students safe, falls in line with the centre’s Covid 19 Response project.

Buckets, hand sanitizers and facemasks handed to the Faculty of Arts


While offering the gifts, the project lead for COVID-19 response, Rosaline Akah Obah caution the beneficiaries to respect barrier measures against Covid 19 and make proper use of the kits.

"We realized that Covid-19 is affecting even the educational system in Cameroon and as journalists leading this sensitization campaign which has to do with donating kits, we thought it wise to visit a higher institution of learning and one of which was The University of Bamenda and we decided to narrow it down to the department of Communication and Development Studies in particular. These students will soon be going to different organizations for internship and they will need these kits", Mme Rosaline Akah Obah said.

On her part, Pedmia Shatu Tita, Executive Director of Global Initiative for Digital Inclusion and Communication, who was part of the UW-CIDT team entreated the students on the need of information verification in Covid-19 times. She called the student journalists to check the ecosystem of every information to fight against Fake news, hate speech, misinformation and disinformation.

To Professor Akoko Robert, his department is blessed and loved by many. "Of all the departments in this university, I am very happy that my department was chosen for this and I call on the students to make good use of the face masks and hand sanitizers".


The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof Canute A. Ngwa expressed satisfaction and thank UW-CIDT for chosing his faculty. "Although the university has taken several measures already, these kits will go a long way to help our students and school safe", he said.

Earlier, the president of the Association of Communication and Development Studies Students, Nji Nelson Chefor, said the kits are coming at a time when the students are going for holidays and some going for internship. He called on them to make good use of the face masks and hand sanitizers to stay safe from the Coronavirus and come back to school in October healthy.

The University of Wolverhampton through it's Centre for International Development and Training is carrying out COVID19 response in five different countries with Cameroon inclusive.

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