VISION FOR HTTC

In order to achieve our aspiration of an emerging nation in 2035 as laid out by the Head of State, President Paul Biya, emphasis must be laid on the development of intellectual capital of the highest quality that incorporates competitiveness, creativity, innovation as well as moral ethical values. More »

MISSION STATEMENT

The core mission of the HTTC is the preparation of teachers in various teaching subjects and selected educational services for secondary and high schools in Cameroon; raising the capacity for knowledge and innovation as well as producing first class mentality; develop the potentials of graduates in a holistic and integrated manner. More »

LOCAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL APPRECIATION

Improve the institutional qualities and reputation as well as instill confidence in the graduates. Innovative curricula and effective pedagogies for teaching and learning that help the graduates to be competitive and internationally recognized. More »

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Produce the intellectual property and innovation required to move the country to an emerging nation and create new jobs and opportunities. Create new knowledge and valuable new findings capable of making Cameroon one of the leading education hubs of higher education excellence. More »

VALUES

Produce confident graduates who are knowledgeable and competent in their fields, as well as able to put into practice the knowledge gained. More »

HTTC-ENS TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM

From Left to right: Prof Yamb Emmanuel (Secretary General), Prof Tita Awa Margaret (Deputy Director), Prof Nsamenang Augustine Bame (Director), Dr Fautso Kuiate (Dean of Studies) More »

 

PHILOSOPHY

Programme Development Resource Persons:

President Mofor Christian, PhD   Professor, Classical Philosophy

Catholic University of Bamenda

Vice President                   Godfrey B. Tangwa, PhD Professor, Epistemology and Metaphysics, The University of Yaoundé I
Member Mbih Jerome Tosam, PhD Assistant Lecturer, Moral and Political Philosophy, The University of Bamend

Peter Takov, PhD Senior Lecturer, Philosophy of Science Catholic University of Bamenda

 

                      

 

I- TEACHING STAFF

       I.1 Permanent Lecturers

Mbih Jerome TOSAM

331012_289938967700067_2080991825_o      (HOD)

 

Holder of a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Yaoundé I. Tosam is Chair of Philosophy at the Higher Teacher Training College (HTTC) Bambili, The University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He is a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda. He is also a member of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN). His research interests are in Bioethics, Philosophy of Medicine, African Philosophy, and Political and Social Philosophy. His papers have appeared in national and intentional scholarly peer-reviewed journals, some of which include: “The Role of Philosophy in Modern Medicine” (Open Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 4, Number 1, February 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpp.2014.41011 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojpp); “The Relevance of Kom Ethics to African Development” International Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 2, Number 3, June 2014 doi:10. 11648/j.ijp.20140203.12 (http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijp); “Climate Change, Health and Sustainable Development in Africa”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Volume 17, Number 4, 2015, pp.787–800; “The Philosophical Foundations of Kom Proverbs” Journal on African Philosophy, Issue 9 (2014), pp.1-27. He has published one book: Biotechnology and the Beginning of Human Life: An Ethical Analysis, Saarbrucken, Scholar’s Press, 2015 ISBN: 978-3-639-76096-5.

Contact:

Email: mtosam2002@yahoo.com

Tel: +237 677310635/ 698904588

YONGHO NCHIH Nichodemus PhD

Assistant Lecturer, African philosophy

Valentine BANFEGHA NGALIM M.a

Assistant Lecturer, Philosophy of Education

Otele Owona Augustin Jean Paul M.a

Assistant Lecturer, Moral and Political Philosophy

 

 

I.2 Visiting Lecturers

Peter Takov PhD

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy of Science, Catholic University of Bamenda

Godfrey B. Tangwa PhD

Professor, Epistemology and Metaphysics, The University of Yaoundé I

Rev. Michael S. Neba PhD

Associate Professor, Metaphysics, Catholic University of Bamenda

Jacques Chatue PhD

Associate Professor, Epistemology, University of Dschang

Rev. Kizito Forbi PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy of Education, Catholic University of Yaounde

 

 

II- MISSION STATEMENT

The main mission of the Department of Philosophy is the objective, impartial and dispassionate search for the truth irrespective of the domain. To that end, the department seeks to achieve, through the subject matter and methods of philosophy, the following specific aims and objectives:

  • To cultivate the students’ ability in orderly and systematic thinking
  • To train the students’ reflective, critical and analytical skills
  • To sharpen the students’ abilities and skills in isolating and examining principles, problems and issues involved in both complex theoretical and concrete practical situations
  • To instill in the students a spirit of reasoned enquiry and diligent research
  • To widen the students’ intellectual and cultural perspectives in the context of a humanizing educational experience

While paying due and proper attention to the significant philosophical insights and achievements of thinkers of all historical epochs in all parts of the globe, the department of philosophy is committed to encouraging students’ actual involvement in meaningful personal reflection, critical thinking and problem solving in the milieu that is theirs, with its peculiar challenges and existential pressures. Also, while recognizing that there are perennial and cross-cultural philosophical problems and that any philosophy department has a lot to learn from other departments and philosophic traditions the world over, the department aims, through its teaching and researches, at fostering an African, and specifically Cameroonian, dimension of philosophy with firm cultural roots.

III- Objective of the Programme

The department is not only concerned with teaching philosophy but with teaching students to apply philosophical knowledge in solving existential problems, making them philosophers and teachers of philosophy in their own right. For this reason, the objectives of the department are:

  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of philosophy and philosophical methodology.
  • To equip students with logical and analytical skills to permit them appreciate philosophical problems.
  • Promotion of research that favours philosophical truth, which is encompassing, relevant and necessary for coping with the challenges of our multicultural, scientific and technologically dominated world.
  • To seek and encourage joint research and teaching exchange programmes with other universities.
  • To organize regular seminars, inaugural lectures and colloquia at the national and international levels.

 

 

  1. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

LIST OF COMPULSORY COURSES

PHILOSOPHY ONE

PHIG 1103 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIG1105– Philosophical Methodology

PHIG1103– History of Ancient Philosophy

PHIG1104-Medieval European Philosophy

PHIG1105– History of African Philosophy

PHIG1106– Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIG1107– Introduction to Logic

PHIG1208– Introduction to Political Philosophy

PHIG1209-Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology

 

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

EDUG1101 History and Philosophy of Education

EDUG 1102 Introduction to General Pedagogy

EDUG1201 Introduction to Psychology of Learning

EDUG1202 Introduction to Educational Technology

 

 

PHILOSOPHY TWO

PHIG2103– History of Modern European Philosophy

PHIG2104– Epistemology

PHIG2105– Symbolic Logic

PHIG2106 -Philosophical Methodology

PHIG2203– African Political Philosophies

PHIG2107– History of Political Thought

PHIG2108

 

PHIG2204– Metaphysics

PHIG2205-Contemporary Ethical Theories and Problems

PHIG2206 Philosophy of the Sciences

PHIG2207- Globalization

PHIG2208

 

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

EDUG2101-Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation

EDUG2102-Research and Statistical Methods in Education

EDUG2201-Introduction to Curriculum Development and Processes

EDUG2202 Introduction to Sociology of Education

 

PHILOSOPHY THREE

PHIG301- History of Contemporary European Philosophy

PHIG302– African Philosophy

PHIG303-Philosophy of the Sciences

PHIG304– Philosophy of Language

PHIG305-Argument, Evidence and Philosophy of Law

PHIG306– Bioethics

PHIG307– Philosophy of Art

PHIG317-Research Project (Long Essay)

 

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

EDUG3201Teaching Practice

EDUG3201 Introduction to Educational Administration and Planning

EDUG3202 Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

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