By Beltha Mokube – Sunday March 10, 2019.
Ex-students of St Francis School of Nursing and Midwifery, popularly known as Biaka, a nursing school in Buea, capital of South West Cameroon have converged on Douala, National Telegraph has been told.
According to an ex-student who spoke to National Telegraph from Douala, the 2004-2006 was under the banner of St Francis School of Nursing and Midwifery, adding that the school has now been transformed into the Biaka University Institute of Buea.
The Ex-students of the 2004-2006 batch, reports say had their first ever come together, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the
The event summoned nurses of the batch from across the globe who came to discuss their profession and how they can pay back to the school. It’s the first ever reunion after thirteen (13) years, a source told National Telegraph.
The nurses also created awareness on HIV/AIDS, sounding clear facts that AIDS is not anymore a killer disease like in the past, adding that it’s as normal as a fever. They again seized the opportunity to encourage PLWHIV (People Living With HIV) stating that they would continuously live a healthy life if they just follow up with their medications.
Going forward, they also talked about Diabetes. We talked about Diabetes since are having a member who is diabetic. We talked about her diet and how with just proper follow-up, she can stop medications, an attendee at the reunion has told National Telegraph.
While thanking their mates in the Diaspora who could not make it but helped in one way or another for the success of the reunion, the attendees said the choice of Douala over Buea for the meeting was based on a unanimous agreement that Douala was like a midway point.
They have however opined that the next reunion would likely hold in October of 2019 in the Tourist Resort Town of Limbe in the South West close to Buea, the seat of their alma mater.