Douala, Cameroon-Tuesday December 26, 2017-5:30 PM Local Time (Cameroon News Agency) The United Bank for Africa, UBA Cameroon has officially commissioned an ultra-modern business office in the University of Douala, which is expected to solve the growing need in the university and its environs.
The business office, first of its kind to be constructed on a University Campus by UBA, not only in Cameroon but in all 19 countries where the bank operates, was officially opened in the presence of the Regional CEO of UBA Africa Francophone, Emeke Iweriebor and the Rector of the University of Douala, Professor Francoise Xavier Etoa.
In his speech, Mr Emeke Iweriebor said the project has been realized today thanks to the 10 year old mutually beneficial partnership between UBA Cameroon and the University of Douala and wished that the over 40,000 students and 5000 staff of the university makes good use of the business center, adding that, “Students of University of Douala are the best and the University has also distinguished itself in Cameroon and the world. This business center will provide prepaid card services and other electronic solutions, top notch modern banking services and free internet to all students and staff.”
He also added that because of the special relationship between UBA Cameroon and the university, the bank will next year as from January 2, 2018 receive 10 students on internship.
Mr Emeke Iweriebor ended by saying, “We at UBA believe in education; we support and finance education because it provides a platform for growth and development. Any community with good education is liberated.”
During the ribbon cutting ceremony, the Rector of the University of Douala, Professor Francoise Xavier Etoa said, “We are proud to be the first to have such an edifice. We believe we deserve it. You said something important; that my students are powerful. Yes they are very smart.” The Rector lauded the initiative by UBA and said the Minister of Higher Education is pleased with the move.
The UBA University of Douala business office is n a surface area of 450sqm with two large banking halls, garden with Wifi and the availability of free clean water to customers and inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhood.
Banking services are also opened to the university community.