43 new students welcomed into the Forestry family
Admonished to imbibe 3 guiding principles
Dschang,UDs/SIC-14/12/2020.The second phase of the initiation ceremony of the 43 new students into the Department of Forestry ceremony on the 12th December 2020 was chaired by the Head of the Department of the Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Science Professor Martin Tchamba. During his opening speech, he saluted the presence of everyone and reiterated that it’s one of those occasions that will enter into the archives of the Faculty and University of Dschang . Prof Tchamba revealed the important position the Faculty occupies in the training of Foresters not only in Cameroon but in Central Africa. Thanking the organizing committee and students, he mentioned that this year’s promotion so far is the best as they beat the records of the last five years. He applauded the contributions of the senior students whose joint efforts added enormously to the success of the ceremony. He highlighted the three pillars of this year’s ceremony; team spirit which is an important aspect of a good military man. He called all to guide the new recruits in the spirit of collective dynamism inscribed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Roger Tsafack Nanfosso.
The second pillar was on excellence; as performance was vital to success. The third pillar was endurance as the discipline demands for professional competence, technics as well as exceptional physical aptitude, the absence of which has the force to disqualify anyone who has nursed the dream of being a Forester. This accounts for the reason why the military training is an important phase of the initiating ceremony, alongside exceptional moral uprightness the Head of Department added. The exercise was aimed to transform the students into the fourth generation entrepreneurial engineers as they were called on to start immediately and effectively in building virtues during their four year stay in UDs. Participants observed a moment of silence in honour of those who lost their lives for the year 2020. As the 43 students stand with their heads high, the future is bright as these crops of students pursue the hopes of being part of future policy makers in the forestry domain./LD