The Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Excellence, Mutengene with a mandate to train proficient health leaders into the health industry in Cameroon, has lived up to this mission by graduating another batch of health professionals.
The graduation ceremony on August 14, 2021 at Health Services Complex Mutengene saw 16-laureates emerge with a Bachelors in Health & Social Science Management validated by the University of Manchester, 10 with Diploma in Human Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics validated by Mildmay Institute of Health Sciences and 126 others with certificate in Leadership, Management and Governance by AMREF Africa.
Addressing the graduates, Rev. Dr. Tekeh, Representative of the Executive President the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) urged them to uphold the standards of the church by shining forth their light at all times.
On his part, Dr. Ndasi Henry, Representative of the Director of Health Services, encouraged graduates to keep learning and improving their skills. Be team players, he said. “A team player will never lack a team” he reiterated.
Crowning the litany of addresses to the laureates, Mr Njie Ernest, representative of the Delegate of Public Health, urged the graduates to forget about enriching themselves, keep their certificates aside and continue learning in order to better serve the populations, because theirs is a noble profession.
In the Academic discourse, Prof. Asonghe Samuel, inspired by the Leadership model expounded by Barbara Kellerman told the laureates to be an equilateral triangle. The three sides of the triangle being the leader, followers and context, which in this case is the sustainable health care delivery. From this model results can be achieved only if the three factors are in sync.
In response, Mr. Fongam Lawson, Student Representative, said their training was evidence-based, as it gave them allowance to make assessments of their work places, identify the gaps and propose best practices thereby enhancing performance, efficiency and efficacy. “Amidst the challenges, we have grown, we are different from the persons we were when we first got here, we have been refined and equipped to uplift several areas of our services,” he bragged.
It is worth mentioning that the Regional Training Center has had a change of name to the Baptist School of Public Health.