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Honoring Coco Bertin with a Doctor of Humane Letters – Hommage à Coco Bertin avec un doctorat en lettres humaines

Mr. Coco Bertin MOWA WANDJIE has distinguished himself through humanitarian and philanthropic contributions to Cameroonian society and beyond. For this reason, three institutions agreed to offer him a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Litterarum humanarum doctor) and leadership awards, namely Higher Purpose FCM, Institut Universitaire de Développement International (IUDI) and Promise Christian University. The institutions involved have organized a buffet dinner on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 6:30 PM and a graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 16, at 10 AM. The venue of both events is Marriot Courtyard Hotel 14634 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (USA).

Those who want to pay for their trip and sojourn to honor him can contact us, and we will issue them the necessary invitation letter. Please write to Prof. Moussa Bongoyok at iudienvoyage[at]gmail.com (please replace [at] with @) or through the response link below.

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M. Coco Bertin MOWA WANDJIE s’est distingué par ses contributions humanitaires et philanthropiques à la société camerounaise et au-delà. Pour cette raison, trois institutions ont accepté de lui offrir un diplôme de Docteur en Lettres Humaines (Litterarum humanarum doctor) et des prix de leadership, à savoir le Higher Purpose FCM, l’Institut Universitaire de Développement International (IUDI) et Promise Christian University. Les institutions impliquées ont organisé un dîner buffet le vendredi 15 septembre 2023 à 18h30 et une cérémonie de remise des diplômes le samedi 16 septembre à 10h. Le lieu des deux événements est le Marriot Courtyard Hotel 14634 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (États-Unis).

Ceux qui souhaitent payer leur voyage et séjourner pour l’honorer peuvent nous contacter et nous leur enverrons la lettre d’invitation nécessaire. Veuillez écrire au professeur Moussa Bongoyok à iudienvoyage[at]gmail.com (veuillez remplacer [at] par @) ou via le lien de réponse ci-dessous.

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1er SÉMINAIRE INTERNATIONAL sur « l’Enseignement de l’éthique de l’Intelligence artificielle dans les universités africaines. Quels modules de formation ? »

L’Afrique ne saurait fermer les yeux sur le phénomène d’intelligence artificielle, ses atouts et ses pièges, si elle veut éviter des surprises désagréables et jouer pleinement son rôle de leader mondial à l’horizon 2100. Aussi recommandons-nous vivement à tous les académiciens et leaders de prendre au sérieux le séminaire international dont l’argumentaire se trouve ci-dessous.

L’avenir appartient aux sages,

Prof. Moussa Bongoyok

Contributions Africaines.

Voici quelques travaux précédents sur ce sujet:

https://www.hpe.com/emea_africa/fr/what-is/artificial-intelligence.html

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https://acetforafrica.org/?smd_process_download=1&download_id=60901 https://www.academia.edu/40437858/De_lintelligence_artificielle_à_lintelligence_de_la_foi

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Amazing grace

“Amazing Grace” was executed by Mr. Wintley Phipps on May the 20th, 2023, in Garden Grove, California, on the occasion of commencement and installation ceremony at Haven University, a partnering University of the University Institute of International Development (www.iudi.org).

“Amazing Grace” a été exécuté par M. Wintley Phipps le 20 mai 2023 à Garden Grove, en Californie, à l’occasion de la cérémonie de remise des diplômes et de l’installation de nouveaux leaders à l’Université Haven, une université partenaire de l’Institut universitaire de Développement International (www.iudi.org).

THERE IS HOPE

A new year deserves celebration because it presents a fresh existential page with a backdrop of a message of hope. At the mention of a blank page, our thoughts fly to the Private Protestant Primary School of Soulédé in the Mayo Tsanaga division, Far North Cameroon. In that school, we discovered the inkwell, the blotting paper, and the old fashion fountain pen for the first time in March 1977. We were then in third grade. We came from Mokolo following our father’s transfer as a pioneer of the Soulédé agricultural post. Before this unforgettable experience, we only used chalk, pencil, and ballpoint pen to write. The first encounter with the fountain pen was a real obstacle course. The hardest part was to draw enough ink from the inkwell to soak the nib’s tip immersed in the indelible liquid without dirtying the page of the notebook. And, when by mistake, there was an extra drop of ink that stained the sheet; it was immediately necessary to use the paper blotter to limit the damage. The first few weeks were not easy. Fortunately, we had an exceptionally kind and patient teacher: Mr. KOENE Oumarou Joseph. In this context, we welcomed a new notebook page with thrilling joy each time we turned an old one with one or more stains. It was a golden opportunity to do better than on the previous page.

The example above illustrates the alternation of existential seasons in the life of a human being. If some years are delightful, others are less so; and none is perfect. Looking back on the past year, each person will find cause for joy, satisfaction, and praise. But she will also realize that other events were difficult, dark, regrettable, and painful. Therefore, should one sink into lamentations and discouragement, especially when comparing oneself to others who seem to have been more successful in life? It would be the worst mistake. Time spent, whether happy or unhappy, will never return. Hence, it is not wise to cling to it at the risk of blackening the new page of the notebook of life that the new year offers before even starting it. It is better to draw the necessary lessons and use them to go from progress to progress. Because as the Guinean mathematician Mouctar KEITA so aptly noted, “Every day is an opportunity to improve by correcting your imperfections.” This statement also applies to the New Year.

Whatever the previous year’s pains, losses, and failures, it is advisable to take life with philosophy. The Latin saying goes: “Dum spiro spero” (while I breathe, I hope). A failure can be the foundation of a resounding success in the future if one carefully examines the root causes and draws from it the necessary instructions to correct course where necessary. The fact that an investment does not yet bear the expected fruits should never lead to depression because when one is closer to the goal, discouragement knocks with more vivacity on the soul’s door. A bad harvest in the Sahelian zone has consequences that last at least a year, but the peasants do not give up fieldwork for this because they realize that the next season can be plentiful.

Along the same lines, the loss of a loved one should make the grieving person recognize that no matter how much their tears and lamentations, the missing person will never return to them again. When faced with this harsh reality, wisdom dictates to rise from mourning and joyfully serve those still alive, as King David once did (2 Samuel 12:13-22). It is, paradoxically, the best way to honor the dead. Moreover, disappointment should in no way lead to a negative view of all others because human beings are not the same on the one hand. On the other hand, faulty people can repent and change their behavior. The best wealth of a human being is life. We can hope, triumph, improve, and succeed as long as we live. The words of Romans 12:12 seem to be an excellent summary of this brief reflection: “Rejoice in hope. Be patient in affliction. Persevere in prayer. »

Happy new year under the benevolent gaze of the divine Master of life and time because there is hope!

Prof. Moussa Bongoyok

The use of kuley in resolving land disputes among the Mofu in Cameroon

This article examines ancestral worship in the resolution of land disputes among the Mofu community in the Mandara Mountains of far North Cameroon. Since the return of migrants from major metropolis that began in the 1990s, customary courts are now limited in the management of these disputes, as traditional leaders increasingly favor the party that paid well in conflict resolution.  It is disputes that divide the society into the descendants of slave-free men, elder-younger siblings, blacksmiths-no-blacksmiths, nephews-uncles, and clan-chieftaincy. The disputes’ questioning is brought in front of the village chiefdom for the legitimate plot owner to have recourse to the ancestral spirits, kuley, with the aim of unveiling the truth. The collection of information from the custodians of tradition underscores the undeniable role played by the ordeal in revealing the truth on land issues in a society where corruption is gradually gaining grounds in customary jurisdictions.

Keywords: Ancestral worship, sacrificial pot, customary courts, Land disputes, Mofu, Mandara Mountains, and Cameroon.

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

Andragogie pour la cohabitation pacifique et developpement holistique -5e Conference internationale des leaders *** Andragogy for Pacific Cohabitation and Holistic Development – 5th International Conference of leaders

Report from the 5th International Conference on Andragogy for Peaceful Cohabitation and Holistic Development in Cameroon

 

Institut Universitaire de Développement International

Réseau de Missiologie Évangélique pour l’Afrique Francophone (REMEAF) – annonce importante

Nous sommes heureux de porter à votre connaissance que le REMEAF a un nouveau groupe sur le net: http://www.chretiensenreseau.com/group/remeaf

Veuillez joindre le groupe.

Par ailleurs, notre prochain colloque aura lieu le 19 Juillet 2014 à Yaoundé au Cameroun si Dieu le permet. Le thème du colloque est : La place et le rôle de l’Afrique dans la mission mondiale. Veuillez vous inscrire auprès du Coordinateur du réseau. Son adresse électronique est email: remeaf[at]gmail.com (veuillez remplacer [at] par @.

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