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HELE Solange: Call for unity, love, and the preservation of cultural values – Appel à l’unité, à l’amour et à la conservation des valeurs culturelles

Chant composé et exécuté par HELE Solange à l’attention du peuple Mafa. 
Song composed and performed by HELE Solange for the attention of the Mafa people.

Protocole d’accord entre l’IUDI (Cameroun) et le Journal Chrétien (France)

Chant de Noël au rythme de maray – Christmas song to the rythm of maray – Priscille et Moussa Bongoyok

https://bongoyok.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/priscille-et-moussa-bongoyok.mov

Let us rejoice because the coming of Jesus in this world brings deliverance from the slavery of sin!

Réjouissons-nous car la venue de Jesus dans ce monde nous annonce la délivrance de l’esclavage du péché!

Quelques expressions en mafa + chiffres en mafa – enseignement dispensé par Michel Goulimé

L’IUDI dispense des cours de langue Mafa en pour les débutants comme pour ceux qui ont un niveau avancé. D’autres langues comme le fulfuldé, le kapsiki et l’arabe sont en préparation. Pour vous inscrire veuillez contacter le service des admissions à admissions[at]iudi.org (veuillez remplacer [at] par @).

Website: http://www.iudi.org

IUDI teaches Mafa language classes for beginners and advanced. Other languages like Fulfulde, Kapsiki, and Arabic are upcoming. Please contact admissions[at]iudi.org (please replace [at] with @)

Website: http://www.iudi.org

An Investigation of the Value of a Digital Learning Environment in Cameroon

Just published by WCIU Journal: Education Topic and Area Studies Topic

November 10, 2020

by Ouzerou Carlos Njoya

Abstract

Ouzerou Carlos Njoya, PhD student in Educational Sciences at the University Institute for International Development (IUDI) (sister university of WCIU)
Ouzerou Carlos Njoya, PhD student in Educational Sciences at the University Institute for International Development (IUDI) (sister university of WCIU)

 This investigation explores the impact of a digital learning environment on student motivation and success in comparison to the failure and success rates of students in traditional lecture halls at the University of Yaoundé (Cameroon). Quantitative statistical analysis of the data in this research shows that the majority of students are motivated to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including computers and the Internet, for their training. This study has revealed that the use of ICTs has an impact on both the motivation and the success of certain learners in this institution.

This investigation is important in our West African context that is characterized by a fundamentally dogmatic pedagogy and a weak culture of reading and scientific research, including in the university. The country is connected to optical fiber and has an ICT policy, but the process of introducing ICTs in education in Cameroon is a very recent event which still faces difficulties of an infrastructural, financial, and energy nature (unstable electricity). For several years the state has encouraged individuals to invest in this area and the use of ICT is gradually gaining ground throughout the territory,. However it is not yet clear to millions of students in Cameroon that the use of ICT in teaching and learning can have a positive effect on both motivation and academic performance.

This study concludes that academic institutions need to encourage the use of technology in teaching and learning to avoid facing even higher failure rates in the age of globalization. However, the promotion of the use of ICT needs to include not only academic use but also the change in motivation that accompanies students’ discovery of the benefits of technology such as accessibility to research and various resources.

The increased use of technology in educational institutions has the potential to facilitate the democratization of education, especially in African countries that remain underdeveloped. On this subject, isn’t digital in education a chance to get Africa out of its underdevelopment?

 The full article in French is available HERE.

Source: https://wciujournal.wciu.edu/area-studies/2020/11/10/an-investigation-of-the-value-of-a-digital-learning-environment-in-camaroon

EXTENSION VERBALE « DAMA » EN MAFA

 

Eternel des Armées à toi toute la gloire!

Le Maraï ou La Fete du Taureau Chez le Peuple Mafa et Houdok

WHO WILL LIVE FOR THOSE WHO NO LONGER HAVE HEADS? A shout in the desert of International Community

You didn’t hear… or did you hide willingly under the bed of abstraction?

Maybe you did hear about Boko Haram and other terrorist movements in action…

But, you see, your geography professor told you as did your musician,

With all the calm and seriousness of an academician,

That Kousseri, Maroua, Mora, Tourou, Moskota, Koza, Ouzal, Mozogo,

And other localities or infrahuman countries must go,

Because their humanity index is so low, and,

They are located on an unknown planet, the land of tomorrow.

Why worry about the future

While one calmly drinks today’s culture?

 

Maybe you didn’t see what is happening on social media as your soul became a taro…

Because, above all, you must set your economic priorities right to beat the antihero

And accumulate as much power and things as you can carry in your empty barrow.

Your business professor told you so, with his academic sombrero.

Your financial advisor is such a genius so different from the harrow

That you gather things, things and more things, and the great dinero.

You eat power, power and more power over bones without a marrow.

Aren’t they mere keys to your success today and tomorrow?

Your eyes can’t see while you dream to be the next pharaoh

And, after all, your neighbor is just a dried arrow!

 

Who will cry for those who no longer have heads?

Who will become a shelter for those who no longer have beds?

Who will eat for those who can no longer smell the odor of fresh breads?

Who will bring joyous colors to lives painted in multiple reds?

Who will tell Europe, America, Asia and others, that Boko Haram spreads

Faster and deeper than the swiftest fighters and meds?

Who will act? Who will dig? Who will lovingly address the roots

Instead of relying solely on boots?

 

Oh! I wish you and I were the recovered triumphant shouts of the voiceless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the beautiful tears of the tearless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the real wealth of the resourceless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the reconstructed ramparts of the powerless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the regained smiles of the hopeless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the lost but found face of the faceless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the living image of the divine rock for the baseless!

Oh! I wish you and I were the real value of lives so priceless!

Regardless of our religious backgrounds, we are all humans;

Would you and I actively navigate against the currents and stop treating others as subhumans?

 

Moussa Bongoyok, PhD

Professor of Intercultural Studies and Holistic Development

President of Institut Universitaire de Développement International (IUDI)

Quelques expressions et quelques animaux en mofa, la langue des Mafa

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