UB-THE PLACE TO BE: Unfriendly to the physically challenged?


Physically challenged students, might not find the University of Buea, a place to be, as it has some unfriendly infrastructure that would not ease the entry of these students.

Getting to top flows of classroom blocks is no easy play

Getting to top flows of classroom blocks is no easy play

Having a class at lecture halls of the upper section of the Classroom blocks will not be an easy task to accomplish, as there exist a flight of stairs to get up, provision not made for students who might be making use of wheelchairs or clutches.

Labs at the faculty of science are mostly upstairs

Labs at the faculty of science are mostly upstairs

The same scenario obtains at the main lecture halls around the faculty of Science. Worse for these, is that most of their laboratories are found upstairs, making the journey up a tedious one for our physically challenged friends.

Interior look of Amphi 750

Interior look of Amphi 750

Getting to the largest amphitheatre, the Amphi 750, most of them would face the challenge once more. The main entrances to this lecture hall are equally adorned with stairs.

Flight of stairs leading to most offices on campus

Flight of stairs leading to most offices on campus

Not only lecture halls display such unfriendliness, but equally administrative offices. Most, if not all administrative blocks in UB have an upper section, making it a struggle for physically challenged students to get to these upper sections if they must see some lecturers whose offices are found there.

If challenging for the visually impaired, how much more if on clutches or wheelchair

If challenging for the visually impaired, how much more if on clutches or wheelchair

Despite the unfriendliness of the infrastructure, physically challenged students in the University of Buea, are often resilient beings who welcome just any challenge, and make some sunshine out of the gray they found. Even in UB, they struggle to attend lectures, and tend to make it successfully at the end of their stay in the place to be. While the responsible authorities render the existing and forthcoming infrastructure friendlier, despite being challenged, they make UB, “THEIR OWN PLACE TO BE TOO”.

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