Rt. Rev. Fonki (centre with pectoral cross) Rev. Babila (left of Moderator) Professor VPK. Titanji (right of the Moderator). Posing for a picture in front of the New Classroom Block at CCU campus in Bali.
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon who is Chancellor of the Cameroon Christian University, visited the first building on the university site on Thursday May 14, 2015. While attending the 60th Board of Governors Meeting for CPC Bali, the Church leader and his entourage took advantage of proximity to pay a crash visit to the university campus where he was welcomed by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Vincent P.K. Titanji and members of his administration.
Led by the Vice Chancellor, the Moderator was escorted to the new building where he met CCU staff and students. The university choir welcomed him with a song before a guided tour of the edifice was conducted by the Director of Development, Mr. James Ako-Egbe.
In a well-documented paper presenting the project to the Moderator and Chancellor, the Director of Development stated that the building measures 3,000 square metres surface area and stands at 70% rate of execution. When the two floor building is completed, Mr. Ako-Egbe said it will accommodate between 800-1,000 people.
Fine details of the structure showed that it has 20 classrooms, 5 amphitheatres, 2 laboratories, 7 offices, 2 conference rooms, 18 toilets as well as a multimedia centre and library. In addition, the new CCU building has been plastered, has one internal and two external staircases for security and easy exit, a lavished porch for relaxation, and is already electrified by a three-phase transformer.
Given the acute water problem across Cameroon, the brain behind the building project stated to the Moderator that, “The Building already has its own Potable Water Supply with the provision of a Drilled Bore Hole at 41 metres with water from 19 metres within non decomposed Black Rocks. There is a 6,000 litre tank to hold water with a n automatic refill below 2,000 litres.”
In financial terms, the current tentative actual cost of the building was put at 221,758,183
The Director of Development predicted that if the Moderator and Chancellor of CCU could enable the completion and dedication of the building before the next academic year, that will trigger an increase in the enrollment of the five-year-old university.
Meanwhile, before Moderator Fonki left CCU, he had a session with the university community. That gave the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Vincent P.K. Titanji the opportunity to present a few salient points to the august visitor who in turn used the forum to address the students in particular and the university community as a whole.