Programme Development Resource Persons

 

President Suh Emmanuel, PhD

Professor, Economic Goelogy, University of Buea

Vice President:         Yerima Bernard Palmer, PhD

Associate Professor, Pedology, University of Dschang

Member Tita Margaret Awah, PhD

Senior lecturer, Plant Physiology,

The University of Bamenda

  Woutchoko Pierre, PhD

Senior lecturer, Pedology,

The University of Bamenda

 

 

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  • TEACHING STAFF

 

  • Permanent Lecturers

 

 

Tita Margaret Awah PhD (Head of Department)

Senior lecturer; Plant Physiology, PhD

Wotchoko Pierre PhD

Senior lecturer; Volcanology, petrology, and geochemistry

Tetsopgang Samuel PhD

Senior lecturer; petrology, Geochemistry, and Geochronology

Kouankap Nono Gus Djibril PhD

Assistant lecturer, Structural geology and Precambrian petrology

Alice Magha M.Sc

Assistant lecturer, Hydrogeology

 

I.2 VISITING LECTURERS

 

Kamga Kabeyéné Véronique Doctorat d’Etat

Professor, Alterology , University of Yaoundé I

Yerima Bernard Palmer Associate Professor, Pedology,   University of Dschang
Nkouathio David Guimolaire Senior Lecturer, Volcanology and petrology University of Dschang
Wouatong Armand Senior Lecturer, Geochemistry, University of Dschang
Njoh Oliver

 

Senior Lecturer, Sedimentology University of Buea

 

 

 

  • MISSION STATEMENT

In view of current trends and developments in historical scholarship, the Department seeks to teach the history of world civilizations. Its centre piece is African history wherein Cameroon history is emphasized. The programme intends to blend pedagogic training with overt attention to the acquisition of universal knowledge in historical sciences.

 

  • GENERAL VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

Produce well-trained and competitive teachers of history for secondary schools and colleges, who are also competent in historical research and production.

 

  • OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
  1. To give the students a thorough understanding of the nature and purposes of historical knowledge.
  2. To impart a sound knowledge of the philosophical basis of the structure, roles and functioning of World History.
  3. To equip the students with analytical skills and arguments in order to enable them appreciate historical problems.
  4. To provide the students with the necessary ample background skills for postgraduate work in History and related fields.
  5. To seek and encourage joint research and teaching exchange programmes with other institutions/universities.
  6. To provide students with a working knowledge in such related disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, etc which are necessary for the proper functioning of a historian.
  7. To organize routine seminars, inaugural lectures and colloquiums at national and international levels.
  8. Train teachers to instruct in secondary schools and colleges.
  9. To elicit patriotism and instill a sense of re-ennoblement.

 

  • CAREER PROSPECTS

History as a discipline provides a sound basis for a number of varied professions and career possibilities. Upon completion of the programme, the student will have good employment opportunities in Teaching and research; administration (ENAM); Diplomacy (IRIC); Military (EMIA); Police (ENSP Yaoundé); Archivists; Researchers and Museum Managers; Librarians, mass Communicators, etc.

 

  • SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED

The programme seeks to produce well rounded historians who are:

  • Teachers and Researchers—scholars competitive in global employment market
  • Well equipped to serve in the international bureaucracies of the U.N. systems and the ever-expanding network of global NGOs.
  • Flexible enough to adjust their career plans, if necessary in mid-career, to take full advantage of new employment opportunities.
  • Well rounded and disciplined citizens able to engage in and promote life-long learning within a democratic ethos.
  • Patriotism and pedagogic output.

 

 

Introduction and objectives

 

The Department of Geology is geared:

  • to providing the students with a broad-based education which combines basic science (firm foundation in geological concepts, principles and applications) with practical awareness of the significant role Geology plays in contemporary life to equip graduates with skills that meet the criteria of “fitness for purpose” and “fitness for practice”.
  • To stimulating students’ curiosity about Geology and develop students’ problem-solving, investigative and critical thinking, as well as communication skills.
  • To preparing the graduates for the entry in the various educational institutions and careers that require the teaching and/or professional body of knowledge offered in the undergraduate programme.

 

The B.Sc. Education with Major in Geology degree programme is comprehensive and integrates not only Geology core courses but also Science of Education courses, appropriate interdisciplinary courses and General Education courses (Bilingual training, basic information technology, Civics and citizenship). The teaching-learning approaches emphasize field techniques, group work and independent research and are implemented according to the curriculum guides and course descriptions outlined below.

 

The Department also offers the M.Sc. Education with Major in Geology degree programme which is designed to equip the students with advanced knowledge in diversified aspects of the earth sciences. This programme takes into consideration current trends in geology on a global scale and seeks to ensure that upon graduation the students can pursue various research activities as well as enhance practical performance in the classroom.

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