Programme Development Resource Persons:


President Verkijika G. Fanso PhD

Emeritus Professor, Cameroon History

Vice President Mathew B. Gwanfogbe, PhD Associate Professor, History of Education


Member Canute A. Ngwa, PhD

Senior lecturer, Economic History


  • Permanent Lecturers (15)


Canute A. Ngwa PhD, Head of Department

Senior lecturer, Economic History

Tata Simon Ngenge PhD

Senior lecturer, Political History

Edouard Bokagne PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Egyptology

Takor Nixon Kahjum PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Social and Economic History

Emmanuel Sobseh PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Political History and International Relations

Awang Ollong Kingsly PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Economic and Social History

Lang Michael PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Social and Religious History

Hyasinth Ami Nyoh DEA

Assistant lecturer, Political History

Yakam Yola DEA

Assistant Lecturer, Archaeology

Fidessou Sylvestre DEA

Assistant lecturer, Social History

Ngon Nadine DEA

Assistant Lecturer, Egyptology

Marthe Astadji DEA

Assistant lecturer, Political and Cultural History

Moussongo née Kemegne Simo Lea Lili DEA

Assistant Lecturer, Political, Cultural History and Religion

Uchon Fidelis DEA, Assistant Lecturer, Political Science


  • Visiting Lectuers (05)
Verkijika G. Fanso PhD

Emeritus Professor, Cameroon History, University of Yaoundé I

Mathew B. Gwanfogbe PhD

Associate Professor, History of Education

Anthony Ndi PhD

Associate Professor, Political and Religious History, Catholic University Bamenda

Michael Ndobegang PhD

Associate Professor, Political and Social History, University of Yaoundé I

Anderson Enokenwa PhD

Senior Lecturer, International Relations, University of Yaoundé I




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.



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


  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.



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.



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.




Compulsory Courses

HISG 1101: Pre-colonial Cameroon

HISG 1102: Africa to 1500

HISG 1103: Introduction to History

HISG1201: Ancient Civilizations (Egypt Greece and Rome)

HISG1202: African-Latin American History

HISG 2101: Cameroon: 1884- 1961

HISG 2102: Africa: 1500-1900

HISG 2104: Introduction to Historiography

HISG 2201: History Research Methodology

HISG 2202: History Teaching Methods I

HISG 2203: Medieval History

HISG 2204: African Systems of Thought

HISG 2205: USA from Colony to Nationhood

HISG 3101: Economic History of Africa

HISG 3102: Problems & Prospects of Regional Economic Development in Africa

HISG 3103: Women in African History

HISG 3104: African States, Societies and Migrations, 1500-1880

HISG 3201: Long Essay

HISG 3202: Africa Since 1900

HISG 3203: Cameroon Since Independence

HISG 3204: Nation Building in Africa Since 1960

HISG 3205: Seminar Topics in World History


HISG1104: Fundamentals of Archaeology

HISG 1203: International Organisations

HISG 1204: Women in African History

HISG 2103: African Diaspora

HISG1104: Fundamentals of Archaeology

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