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ROLAND KWEMAIN: COVID-19, a blessing to digital world



Roland Kwemain is Chief Executive Officer of an African leading company which is adding value and empowering Africa’s modern-day actors in development initiatives. In this interview, which focuses dominantly on African modernity and prosperity, Kwemain delves deeply into the qualities of impactful leadership. He equally insists that the outbreak of COVID-19 and the urgent need to go digital is more of an opportunity rather than a setback to the world. He shares his vision with ND team.

What does your job actually entail?

I want to first of all share my vision on African modernity and prosperity. My job is to empower human capital. Africa is a continent of paradox; the richest in terms of natural resources but unfortunately the poorest, in terms of human development and even development as a whole.

This paradox can be explained by the deficit in leadership and if I want to be very hard, I will say poor leadership. We came out with our company to empower and make sure that we have a new generation of leaders and managers who are going to transform this continent because the continent is very rich.

The potentials are huge and what can make the continent to go far is the human capital; not the technology, the minerals, not the oil and all of that. If that were the case, then we all agree that Africa would have been very far. So, we have missed something very crucial which is the absence of leaders. My job is to empower the new generation of leaders so that we take Africa to the next level of its development. We also need to define what we mean by development for Africa. Development in the United States of America, in Japan, in the United Kingdom, in France is not automatically what Africa needs. We need firstly as a continent and as a people, to first define what development means for us. What development means for Africa and what it means for Nigeria, for Cameroon, for Cote d’ivoire. From there, the educational system will be conceived to create managers, leaders, entrepreneurs who are going to support that vision. That is one of my roles as a leadership coach.

Why did you choose to coach Africans to succeed instead of being a policeman like your father?

I decided not to be a policeman for reasons we know. As an entrepreneur, my mother was frying puffpuff (fritter), selling beans and I saw that she could educate 10 kids. My father as a policeman or a police instructor had just a salary because throughout his career, he was a police teacher, training elements of the Police Force. We all know that teachers don’t have money and he was such an honest person that he refused at the end of his career to stand by the road like others do to collect little bribes. He refused to do that and taught all his life. My mother with the little that she had did much and that’s why I decided to become an entrepreneur but more of a social entrepreneur. I told myself that I wanted to create an impact and leave a name. One of the best ways to do that was to become someone like my father who was a teacher and also like my mother who was an entrepreneur. Blending the two, I could go far; so, I am a blend of the two. I am a teacher in the sense that a leadership coach is a teacher. I am an entrepreneur in the sense that I transform and create wealth.

Now, if you were to create a five-point plan for development in Africa, what would that be?

We will first define what development is for each country or region. This is because we have been using foreign concepts and this copy and paste approach will not work. It must first be based on the culture and on what people want. So, firstly, it will be defined through a participatory approach to what development is for Cameroon, for Nigeria, for Ivory Coast and so on. Number two, we must rethink our educational system. When the colonial masters were here, they were the people who created our educational system. It was meant to serve the colonial masters. As for me, I don’t want any polemic on that. If I were in their place, I would do the same. But it is a pity to have maintained this system 65 or 70 years after independence. We still do the same thing; whereas, the world and the environment has changed. By now, we should know what we want; so, I think number two should be the educational system from primary school to the university. Number three should be to give more power and more responsibility to women. I think President Paul Kagame has done it so well in Rwanda. I will encourage all African countries to emulate the same to empower women. Number four is to empower youths. They should be given the right environment and the right framework because innovation and digitalisation are more youths-inclined and youth is a promise and not a problem. We will need to invest massively in the digital economy. Fifthly, like in Nigeria, we should invest massively in the culture. Like in fashion, we should consume what we produce and produce what we consume. For me, those would be the five priorities.

You just mentioned Nigeria. The country has a huge success story as far as entertainment is concerned. They have sold Africa to the world. How can other countries like Cameroon benefit from the milestone so far achieved by Nigeria?

You bring something to my mind. When I met the Dalai Lama in Osaka Japan, we had a conversation and with him, being a spiritual leader that the world admires and respects, I enquired to get his understanding about this paradox in Africa. Leaders like that will never give you answers but will give you possibilities to rethink yourself. He told me that ‘you have the answer, my son’. I quickly understood that Africans do not believe in themselves. We don’t know our history and when we don’t know our history, then we don’t master the present and can’t project into the future. This is to say we are not united and we focus more on what divides us rather than on what unites us. I am a Cameroonian but I am so proud of Nigeria and I visit that country, at least three times a year. My first visit to Nigeria was in 2005. When I got there, I decided to visit a Nightclub and they were playing Cameroonian music. At that time, Cameroon had the big names and makossa music was most popular. The tides have moved on and Nigeria has exploited the sector and grown to great dimensions. It should not be a threat to Cameroon but rather a blessing. It should encourage Cameroon to invest much more in the sector and in doing, so we should collaborate with them. It will be amazing! I think we are the same people. Let me give this example, I once travelled abroad with some Nigerians, Ivorians and Malians for international conferences. If we had asked the whites to look at us and tell us our nationalities, they would not have been able to spot any difference. But amongst ourselves, we spend time trying to identify ourselves through our countries. I am Cameroonian, I am Nigerian, I am Ivorian and so on. We focus more on things that divide us rather than on things that unite us. I have visited 36 African countries and for most of the time, it is Nigerian music and movies. We should take it as a blessing for the continent. Nigeria should also behave like a big brother in the domain and take the junior ones along. You might be a big brother in a family of 10 but sometimes you have to be humble and listen to all your brothers. If you don’t do this, you may lose your legitimacy as a big brother.

Now talking about benchmarking which is a leadership tool, who are some of those Cameroonian leaders and entrepreneurs that young people can emulate?

You have Paul Fokam Kammogne, the guy who owns Afriland First Bank. He is an amazing intellectual; he writes a lot. He started like a Credit Union and today, he is a fort in the banking Sector. Today, he is in finance and in media. When you take Vox Africa, it is him; he is in industry and in education because he runs a university. He has written about five books amongst which I have read three. I think he is a great guy. You also have Andre Siaka who used to be the General Manager of Brasseries du Cameroun.

This guy, within a period of 25 years, transformed this company from an outfit that was almost collapsing to a thriving company. In the 90’s with the rejection of the French presence and the ensuing difficulties, he succeeded, despite all. He prefaced my second book. Again, you have Célestin Tambawa, who is in the agro industry in terms of Pasta and is also interested in the production of medicine. I think, we have a good number like that in Cameroon. You have some of the younger generation who are much more interested in Information Technology like Olivier Madiba who has broken grounds in games, specifically African Games.

 There is Alaine Nteff who became very wealthy, thanks to Nigeria. He developed a software to prevent child mortality. You have Leslie Azong Warra in IT as well on mobile solutions. From the old to the young generation, they are not less than 50 of them and I could continue listing them.

 There is Rebecca Enonchong, an amazing angel who is an investor and very dynamic in youth leadership. Those are just some of them. I took from those in the 70s through those in the middle age around the 50s and the younger generation. I think, we have a strong ecosystem that is very dynamic. The only obstruction that we have is the level of corruption which is very damaging to the economy. Another major problem is the absence of a friendly relationship between the government and the corporate sector. There is even a conflict and if we could sort it out, I think the economy will go really far.

With the digitalisation of professions today, for the work base, how is that an advantage or a disadvantage to Cameroon?

Many see it as disadvantageous but as a leadership coach, I will keep saying there is an opportunity. What we called the abnormal is now the new normal. COVID-19 came and really disrupted everything; so we need to reinvent ourselves. If we focus only on the problems or the challenges, then we are in trouble. The world will never be the same again. If you take a big company like the Groupe SABC, which is one of my clients, you will notice that they are into massive digitalization, but they started the process three years ago and never imagined that COVID would come. Another client, BGFI Bank, will tell you that thanks to the anticipation in digitalization, they could come out from these crises even stronger. Digitalisation is an opportunity for Africa. One of the advantages is that the process is so fast and there is transparency; and it can solve the problem of corruption. The system of payment at toll gates in my country is still manual. Rwanda has succeeded to digitalise 112 government activities from visa to passport amongst many others and this has killed corruption. Secondly, we go faster as what could have been done in a week is done in minutes. Digitalisation is an opportunity and there should be massive investment in the infrastructure such as the optical fibre and the connections. Every young man has an Android phone, but the issue now is to see how the internet connectivity can be better and cheaper.

What do you suggest for entrepreneurs to do to cope with the restrictions imposed by COVID-19?

We were hit by almost 75% because of the Social Distancing; we couldn’t do training again. I used to have an event called Impact Talks at Cartel Hall in Douala and I usually had about 350 people in attendance. The government permited only gatherings of at most 50 people. Imagine the drop from 350 to 50 people! Many seminars were cancelled since my clients are multinational and they strictly adhere to anti-COVID19 measures which prevent face-to-face encounters. We were forced to go digital. I have told my staff and collaborators that it is the only way forward. We might not like it but we have got to get used to it. Going digital will make our activities more impacting. I sometimes have webinars which connects me with participants in over 18 countries. Formerly, I would have had to visit 18 countries. When one door is closed, there are always other doors open. If we continue to cry that we can’t do the Impact Talks again with 350 people, nothing will change. We simply need to look for a way forward.

How do you follow Christian principles and still do successful business?

I was born in Yaoundé into a Christian family, although I grew in Mutengene and Buea. I am blessed to be bi-cultural, though I studied completely in French. I am a committed Catholic Christian. I was even blessed once to be the National President of the Catholic Men Association. Doing business is not evil.

If you look at my second book, you will notice that most of the write ups are influenced by the leadership spirit of Jesus Christ. First of all, we are created in the image of our creator, God. If you look at the way God created the world, you will agree that he is a hard-working God. God is a visionary and impacts the way everything is put in place. I think, we should work hard but we should have values and principles.

You can succeed without compromising and that has been my principle. Faith in God, fear in God and generosity are some of my strongest principles. We call it in the corporate world, Corporate Social Responsibility; giving back to the community.

Other principles that I have are honesty and integrity. I prefer someone who is not very competent but who is honest. We can always work on competence but not on honesty. If you are dishonest and you have an issue of values, it becomes so complicated. The other element in business that is also compatible with faith is about planning, progressing, making profits and, most importantly, having pleasure.

I start my day in prayer and end it in prayer; I sleep for four hours a day. If you focus on prayer but you don’t work hard, then you are working on one leg. You have to walk on two legs. You have to pray and work hard simultaneously.

If you only concentrate on working hard without God, then you will not relate properly with people since you will practically become a machine. Serving people is a very important constituent of leadership. A leader is anyone who inspires, motivates and influences. However, the most powerful of these four qualities is service. Business is about serving. You create products or services that are going to help people and make them happy and so, as a Christian, you must love people. I have developed what is called the five barometers of success. The first one is a career, the second is family life, the third is friends, fourth is our involvement in community. For the past 11 years, my company has spent millions training young people in our leadership academy.

Today, the academy is operational in Madagascar, Mali, Togo, Ivory Coast and Benin. In Nigeria, we also carry out training and I go there constantly to do training for free. I call that Individual Social Responsibility. You must pay back to society. Lastly is our spirituality. When God is with you, within you and around you, nobody can be against you. Sometimes in carrying out your social responsibilities, you are not appreciated in return. But when God is with you, no one can be against you. Cameroon is multi-ethnic with almost 280 ethnic groups and multiple dishes. Tell us about what you eat, the music you listen to.

I love Nigerian food as well. I learned something in Nigeria called “African Breakfast”. In Cameroon, I also go for African Breakfast and mine in Cameroon is the Kwa Coco Bible. I love Water fufu and Eru. Generally, I love African food. In Cameroon music, I like a guy called Magasco. I brought him to an international event in France. I keep telling him that he should just be humble.

He is very talented. I also love Locko. He left his studies and followed his passion and today, he is a great musician. I am a fan of Nigerian Music but my best is P Square. When I was elected as JCI President, I chose to be introduced with a P Square sound track. As a result, this track was played in 71 countries in places where P Square will never go to.

Africa is one. I could have used Cameroonian music. I produce my Tshirts in Ivory Coast. My best African outfits are done in Nigeria. Concerning authors, you have Joel Nana Kontchou, the former CEO of ENEO. I read his book and I encourage him. You have the books of Paul Fokam Kommengne. There is a Cameroonian Poet in Buea Mathieu Takeu, whose poems I really love. He has had about seven publications. I am really impressed by him. He writes on African Development. With the media landscape in Cameroon, I enjoy Radio Balafon, especially a radio slot titled Sacré Martin presented by Cyril Bojiko.

As for television, I enjoy Carrière and I am part of the production team. When I became JCI President, I suggested that we should launch a programme that would better equip young people for their careers. The programme is already 10 years old. There is another programme called Strategies which focuses much more on corporate managers. It is a platform on which they can present their ideas.

I also love documentaries on African History. When I was JCI President, every time I went to a country, I asked to be given the book of any author who had written on the History of the country. I also read autobiographies a lot.

The ND Show is a TV and Magazine initiative that showcases endeavours that can enhance the relationship between development and diplomatic actors in Cameroon and Nigeria. What message do you have for our readers on how they can take advantage of such initiatives to communicate?

I am very impressed with what is being done. I have been following it on social media. I saw that there was a need for it and took the lead and that is all about impactful leadership. Leadership is not just about the title. It is more about the state of mind. One should be solution oriented. You must have a vision and when you have it, you must inspire others so that it becomes a shared and common vision.

Lastly, you must be action oriented. The five things that will lead to success include desire, the decision to implement that desire, discipline, dedication and passion. When you are passionate, there will be difficulties but you will not see them because you are doing what you love. There must be determination because sometimes things may not always go the way we want them to be but we must always keep on moving.

At times, life is not fair. People may not always understand what you expect them to understand. At times, they may even blackmail and fight you. No matter what, do not give up on your vision.

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Nigerian Community praises Consul General Clark-Omeru over resolving Resident Permit issues in Cameroon



Consul General Clark-Omeru hosts Nigeria Community

…urges them to be law abiding citizens in host country

The Consul-General of Nigeria to Douala, the Republic of Cameroon, Ambassador (HRM) Queen Efe A. Clark-Omeru has hosted the Nigerian community in the Littoral Region for the second time to show appreciation for relentless services rendering to Nigeria nationals residing in the region of the host country.

It could be recalled that the executive of the Nigerian community paid courtesy visit to the Consulate General in May 2022 to express their maximum appreciation to the Mission who has been helpful in resolving pressing issues with the host country.

According to her speech, the CG welcomed the Nigerian Community executives led by the President, Honourable B.I.C Okwujiaku and provided details of the Consulate progress with the host country over pending issues concerning Nigerian residents in the region.

« It is my pleasure to welcome you to this event of New Year visit/wishes to me and the Consulate, » the statement reads.

« Since my arrival in June 2021, and with the presentation of my Exequatur which I assured you that the Consulate would not rest its oars by ensuring  that the issue of molestation  will be a thing of past in the history country. The Consulate has met several times with the officials of the immigration of the host country with particular reference to resident permit, exit Visa and the matter was resolved amicably as the immigration rights accorded to members of Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

region is also accorded to Nigeria due to the already subsisting bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries. »
The Nigeria CG also highlighted the issues of non-issuance of Resident permits which is a great challenge to Nigerian residents in the Littoral region as it is contrary to it immigration law.

« The issue of non-issuance of Resident Permit has attracted my attention, on that basis, I directed my officers on 10th February 2023, accompanied by the president and some executive members of the Nigerian community to meet with new Commissioner  EMI-immigration Madame Gertrude Bikok and the matter was also resolved due to the subsisting bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Consul General was excited to proudly commend the Nigeria community over their successful business activities which were satisfied by the host authorities. But urges her compatriots to be more tolerance of each other and remain law abiding to the host country.

In responding to the CG’s speech, the President of the Nigeria Community, Honourable B.I.C Okwujiaku heaps praise on the first female Consul General in Douala for her breath of peace among Nigerians in the region.

« Last year, we came to say thank you for the ones you have done. We have come again to further demonstrate our joy for your constant support, caring and motherly advise and solidarity  to us as your fellow compatriots in Cameroon, » he said.

« History will record it that as the first female Consul General in Douala. Nigerians have benefited from your good leadership and skills of work, » he added.

Also appreciating the CG is Eminent philanthropist, HRH Eze Thomas .J. Onyengubo, Eze Gburugburu 1 of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in Cameroon, who also urged the Nigerian community members to remain united and be law abiding to the host country.

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From the 18th to the 21st August 2022, the Pastoral Centre St Joseph of Kribi (Cameroon) hosted the 10th edition of what has become an annual ‘rendez-vous’ of capacity building of young Cameroonian Leaders and Entrepreneurs selected on the basis of their civic engagement, professional achievement and patriotic spirit.
Through this Academy, the Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Foundation (PLF) by Go Ahead Africa Ltd has been contributing to the empowerment of hundreds of young people in the fields of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Management.
Held in partnership with some of the most influential stakeholders in the Cameroonian economic ecosystem (Go Ahead Africa Ltd, Groupe SABC, the Port Authority of Kribi (PAK), BGFIBank Cameroon, Balafon Media and Vox Africa); and despite unforeseen circumstances, this 10th edition succeeded to gather forty-six participants (23 boys and 23 girls) aged between 18 and 35 years old under the theme « Challenges and opportunities of youth in a VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) ».
For the Founder of the PLF, Roland KWEMAIN, these young Leaders are true ambassadors of the emergence and prosperity of Cameroon. « Our goal is to train a world class of Young Cameroonian Leaders/Entrepreneurs who are masters of their destiny and resolutely at the service of the emergence of our country and even of our continent, Africa » he said.

During four (4) intense days under the expert guidance of Leadership Coach/Trainer
Emile SINGEH and Assistant Coach Perrin KWENKEU, the 2022 batch developed through a tailor-made program:
·       Leadership and Management Skills
·       Entrepreneurial spirit
·       Spirit of Individual Social Responsibility and Active Citizenship
·       Knowledge and Valorisation of the Great Historical Figures of Cameroon
·       Appropriation of the Vision of a prosperous Cameroon
During this unique and extraordinary life experience punctuated by short nights (4 hours/day) and intense days of emotions, knowledge acquisition and teambuilding, the participants had the opportunity to meet and learn from their 2 Patrons:
·       Mr Patrice MELOM (GM PAK)
·       Mr Cyrille BOJIKO (Founder and CEO Balafon Media Group)

They also had the great opportunity to interact with some of the Leaders and Managers who drive the economic scene.
Among them we can name Mr Abakal MAHAMAT (General Manager, BGFIBank Cameroon), Dr Elizabeth FON (General Manager, TESHO), Mrs Arielle WAFFO (General Manager, DKT Cameroon), Mr Dagobert TAHA (Design Thinking Expert), Mrs Pulton ARUNA (Consultant, Corporate Trainer in Management Skills, Customer Care, Food Safety, Quality Management, Training Techniques).
As key part of the program, the participants worked on reinventing the CLA model during the traditional ‘24 heures Chrono’ where they spend 24 hours in a row without sleeping in a journey to better understand (themselves) and learn how to surpass their self-expectations.

As the Cameroon Leadership Academy heads to new starts for its 10 years’ Convention on December, 10th taking with it an annual event that brought together hundreds of young Leaders and Entrepreneurs; it’s worth reflecting on its legacy and on the impact it made during the past ten (10) years that the event grew to empower 850 youth with the mission of training better Leaders in order to build better communities. 
Emile Désiré SINGEH
President, PLF

Du 18 au 21 août 2022, le Centre Pastoral St Joseph de Kribi (Cameroun) a accueilli la 10ème édition de ce qui est devenu un rendez-vous annuel de renforcement des capacités des jeunes leaders et entrepreneurs camerounais sélectionnés sur la base de leur engagement civique, de leur réussite professionnelle et de leur esprit patriotique. 
Grâce à cette académie, la Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Foundation (PLF), une initiative du cabinet Go Ahead Africa Ltd a contribué à l’autonomisation de centaines de jeunes dans les domaines du Leadership, Entreprenariat et du Management.
Organisée en partenariat avec certains des acteurs les plus influents de l’écosystème économique camerounais (Go Ahead Africa Ltd, Groupe SABC, le Port Autonome de Kribi (PAK), BGFIBank Cameroon, Balafon Media et Vox Africa) ; et malgré des cas de force majeure cette 10ème édition a réussi à rassembler quarante-six participants (23 garçons et 23 filles) âgés de 18 à 35 ans sous le thème « Défis et opportunités de la jeunesse dans un environnement VUCA (Volatile, Incertain, Complexe et Ambigu) ». 
Pour le Fondateur de la PLF, Roland KWEMAIN, ces jeunes Leaders sont de véritables ambassadeurs de l’émergence et de la prospérité du Cameroun.  » Notre objectif est de former une classe mondiale de Jeunes Leaders/Entrepreneurs camerounais maîtres de leur destin et résolument au service de l’émergence de notre pays et même de notre continent, l’Afrique  » a-t-il déclaré.
Pendant quatre (4) jours intenses sous la direction experte du Coach/Formateur en Leadership Emile SINGEH et de l’Assistant-Coach Perrin KWENKEU, la promotion 2022 a développé grâce à un programme taillé sur mesure :
-Des Compétences en leadership et Management
-L’Esprit d’entreprise
-La Responsabilité sociale individuelle et de citoyenneté active
-La Connaissance et valorisation des grandes figures historiques du Cameroun
-L’Appropriation de la Vision d’un Cameroun prospère
Au cours de cette expérience de vie unique et extraordinaire ponctuée de courtes nuits (4 heures/jour) et de journées intenses en émotions, en acquisition de connaissances et en Teambuilding, les participants ont eu l’occasion de rencontrer et d’apprendre de leurs 2 Parrains :

·       Mr Patrice MELOM (DG PAK)
·       Mr Cyrille BOJIKO (Promoteur et PDG du Groupe Balafon Media)

Ils ont également eu l’occasion d’interagir avec certains des leaders et des managers qui animent la scène économique.
Parmi lesquels, nous pouvons citer M. Abakal MAHAMAT (Directeur Général, BGFIBank Cameroun), Dr Elizabeth FON (Directeur Général, TESHO), Mme Arielle WAFFO (Directeur Général, DKT Cameroun), M. Dagobert TAHA (Expert en Design Thinking), Mme Pulton ARUNA (Consultante, formatrice en management, service client, sécurité alimentaire, gestion de la qualité, techniques de formation). 
Durant le traditionnel « 24 heures Chrono » qui est en réalité l’élément clé du programme, les participants ont passé 24 heures d’affilée sans dormir afin de mieux se connaître et apprendre ainsi à dépasser leurs propres attentes. Pour cette édition, le « 24 heures Chrono » était dédié à réinventer le modèle économique de la CLA.
Alors que l’Académie Camerounaise de Leadership s’apprête à prendre un nouveau départ avec la Convention de ses 10 ans le 10 décembre 2022, emportant avec elle un événement annuel qui a rassemblé des centaines de jeunes leaders et entrepreneurs, il convient donc de réfléchir sur son héritage et à l’impact qu’ elle a eu au cours des dix (10) dernières années durant lesquelles l’événement s’est développé et a autonomisé 850 jeunes avec pour principale mission de former de meilleurs leaders afin de construire de meilleures communautés.
Emile Désiré SINGEH
Président, PLF

Pour plus d’informations sur la Fondation et ses activités, contactez :

Etienne Martial MVONDO
Directeur Exécutif, PLF
+237 6 96 79 99 60 / 6 51 51 40 59

Emile Désiré SINGEH
Président, PLF
+237 6 77 82 36 12

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The law society, is the student association of the department of English law of the University of Buea, Cameroon. It encompasses all duly registered students of this department. It has been existing since the creation of the university in 1993, and stands out as the largest departmental student association, with about three thousand (3000) students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. With the motto| “integritas veritas justicia” meaning integrity, truth and justice, the main objective of the student association is to maintain a link between the students and the administration. The association is made up of fourteen (14) executives elected through universal suffrage, representing the various levels. The association is headed by the president who together with his/her executive are elected for an unrenewable duration of one (1) academic year. During the course of the year, the association is charged with organizing activities such as moot courts, symposiums, debates, academic interactions etc.

As a student enrolled into the department of English law during the academic year 2019-2020 and consequently became a Bonafide member of the student association. I was then, immediately elected to serve as the class delegate of my class. As the class delegate, I was the representative of the over 700 students admitted as freshmen during that academic year. Due to my diligent service as class delegate, I got elected as vice president of the law society for the academic year 2020-2021. With my experience as class delegate and then vice president, I postulated for the post of president of the law society and eventually won the election in a historic election that saw the law society produce the first female president in its over 23years of existence.

During my tenure of office as president of the Law society, my executives and I, organized a series of activities to the benefit of the students. To promote harmony and enhance a sense of belonging amongst the students, we launched the T-shirt for the department of English law. To be worn by all the students in the department on Wednesdays. Also, to create awareness on sexual harassment which is a common phenomenon in the academic milieu, we organized a symposium that was well attended by officials in the university as well as the various heads of the judiciary in the south west region. To educate the students on how to avoid, overcame and tackle issues related to sexual harassment. We also continued the customary annual activities of the law society such as moot court, academic interactions and the Law society Gala. however, amongst the many activities and events we recorded, was the launching of the gigantic project to construct a Law society coffee stand. This project is aimed at building a spot that will enable law students of the university commune together out of the usual formal environment of the classroom. We equally championed advocacy campaigns at the level of the rectorate and the Nigerian consulate in Cameroon to inquire why Cameroonian students were not being admitted in the Nigerian Law school.

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