In 2008, Archbishop led the efforts to establish the first Catholic university in the Northwest province of Cameroon–the Catholic University of Cameroon, serving as its founding Chancellor. Known locally and affectionately by its acronym “CATUC,” the university opend its doors in the fall of 2010 with a rich variety of graduate and undergraduate programs, including the Humanities, Science, Engineering, Health Sciences (in Kumbo), Business and Agriculture.
My colleagues at Fairfield University generously donated surplus textbooks which have been greatfully welcomed by the students and the CATUC librarian, Viban Ngo. Most students cannot afford textbooks and rely extensively on lecture notes. Archbishop Esua formally accepted these donations to CATUC.
Ephraim and Theresia Lukong, Couple to Couple League teachers of natural family planning and Co-Directors of the Kumbo Diocese Family Life Office collaborated on our NIH project in the 1990′s. Here they are discussing the road to Kumbo and our return visit to Kumbo in February. The Lukong’s daughter, Gisela, and son-in-law, Fidelis, live in Bamenda.
—Bill Taylor, in Cameroon