Head of Department

Email: Valerie.tanwie@catuc.org/tvngangmi@yahoo.co.uk

My name is Tanwie Valerie Ngangmi and I was born on the 4th of May 1983 in Nkwen, Mezam division of the North West Region of Cameroon. My journey in education started at the Catholic Primary School Futru Nkwen in Bamenda where I attended classes one to five and later moved to the Catholic Primary School Tatum in Bui Division to complete classes six and seven obtaining the First School Living Certificate. I then enrolled into St. Pauls Collage Nkwen in 1994 and later moved to Progressive Comprehensive College Mankon Bamenda where I obtained the GCE Ordinary certificate and two years later, passed the GCE Advance level (A/L) while attending Government Biligual High School Bamenda.

In the year 2011/2012 academic year, I was admitted into the prestigious University of Buea to study Sociology and Anthropology. Three years later I graduated with a B.Sc honors in Sociology and Anthropology. After a year of unsuccessful job search, I returned to the University of Buea in the 2006 /2007 academic year persue a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and later enrolled to do a Masters in Educational Administration which I completed in 2009 and was awarded price of best post graduate student in the Faculty of Education.

In 2011, I applied and was admitted into the M.Sc. program in Educational Sciences and Technology (EST) specializing in Human Resource Development in the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Upon completing the M.Sc. in EST, I took up position as research assistant at the University of Wageningen in view to get admissions into a P.hD program. This opportunity took me back to Cameroon where I worked in collaboration with the University of Buea for one year to carry out research work on change and innovations in higher agricultural education in Cameroon. Due to my inability to secure further funding for the project, I then sought a teaching position in the department of management in the Catholic University of Cameroon in 2013 and was recruited as assistant Lecturer and later appointed acting Head of Department. In the 2015/2016 academic year, I applied and was admitted into the P.hD program in Educational Administration in the University of Buea where I am currently working on my thesis.

Over the years, I have been engaged in different lines of research, mainly in areas of employee commitment, control, career progression in organizations, learning in organizations, Job satisfaction, policy issues in organization, change adoption in organizations with a publication titled “Community resources used by principals in the management of Schools” published by Lambert Academic Publishers in 2015. Works in progresses include “the association between the control and commitment management practices” “change and innovation in higher agricultural education in Cameroon” “role of community based advanced njangi on the resilience of households with disability”