EXCLUSIVE: Mr. Julius Tata Nfor is now a PhD holder. He’s the first anglophone to defend a PhD thesis in the Department of Geography, University of Dschang. Congratulations Dr Julius Tata Nfor!

12 May 2017 is a special day in the life and educational career of Mr Julius Tata Nfor, a native of Bondu-Tabenken.

Julius Tata Nfor seated as he defends his PhD thesis

He’s defended his PhD thesis in the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, University of Dschang. Closed to 400 pages of work titled: Climate Variability And Water Resource Management By Pastoralists In The Nkambe Plateau Of North West Cameroon: Constraints, Adaptations And Prospects.

Julius Tata Nfor‘s defense had Prof. Kuete Martin(UDS)  and Dr. Achankeng Eric(Uba) as supervisors, Prof. Bring Christophe(UNdéré) and Prof. Lambi Cornelius(UB) as members of Jury and Prof. Tsalefack Maurice(UDS) as the President of the Jury. The defense lasted from 2:57pm to 5:54pm at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Law and Political Science.

It’s worthy to know that Julius Tata Nfor(now Dr. Julius Tata Nfor) is the first anglophone to defend a PhD thesis in the Department of Geography, University of Dschang since it’s creation in 1993. You’ll accept with me if you know him that, Julius Tata Nfor aka JT is a very hardworking man. I stayed with him during my first and second years here in Dschang and I know when he reads.

Without dwelling much on the content of his work, Dr Julius Tata Nfor is that man we can put our weight behind; he’s got a good knowledge of the environment of Nkambe and the increasing environmental threats that have closed to a decade now been identified as a top level worldwide problem.

Dr Julius Tata Nfor is in the right position to deal with the current farmer-grazier related problems and the recent hijack of farmers lands in the North West region of Cameroon by the so called wealthy elites.

Following suggestions, critics and corrections made by the jury, the final document is expected to witness some modifications. 

He’s been awarded Mansion Très Honorable.

We’ll one day celebrate Professor Julius Tata Nfor.

Congratulations sir!

You’re an inspiration for struggling anglophones in Dschang, Africa and the world.

Bondu Oyeeeeeee.

Tabenken oyeeeeeeeee.

  • UDS: University of Dschang
  • UNdéré: University of Ngaoundere
  • UB: University of Buea
  • UBa: University of Bamenda

Some photos from the ceremony