By Maurice Ofah – Wednesday February 6, 2019.
Professor Dorothy Limunga Njeuma has in a strongly worded letter addressed to the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), Rt. Rev. Fonki Samuel Forba resigned from the office of Pro-Chancellor of the Cameroon Christian University, CCU.
In the letter dated January 25, 2019, Njeuma says she has observed with deep disappointment and frustration over the years that the PCC has no serious commitment to the CCU.
“I therefore regret that I can no longer continue in the position of Pro-Chancellor of the Cameroon Christian University. My resignation takes effect from the date of this letter. I wish to thank you for the opportunity and honour of serving the PCC,” she writes.
Njeuma recounts in her letter that in January 2011, she was invited by the Rev. Festus Ambe Asana, former PCC Moderator and ex-Chancellor of CCU, to become the pioneer Pro-Chancellor of the Cameroon Christian University which had opened its doors in October 2010.
“I accepted the invitation with enthusiasm, in the hope that the PCC, as proprietor of the University, would do everything to ensure the development and sustainability of the institution,” the Ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea and University of Yaoundé I averred.
Her resignation comes at a time when the PCC is boiling ahead of elections in November during which a new Moderator and Synod Clerk could emerge. But Rt. Rev. Fonki is doing everything possible to stay on till perpetuity.
Born on 26 June 1943 in Buea, Prof Njeuma née Effange Dorothy Limunga hails from the South-West Region of Cameroon. After university studies from 1962 to 1966 at Pembroke College in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island-USA, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
She continued her studies from 1966 to 1970, which was crowned by a PhD in Zoology at the University College of London. These studies gain her the rank of Assistant Professor in Genetics and Embryology at the Faculty of Science in the Federal University of Yaoundé, upon her return to Cameroon in 1970 and for five years.
In terms of professional career, Prof Dorothy Njeuma had held top positions like; Vice-Minister of National Education, from 1975 to 1985, Technical Adviser to the Minister of Scientific and Technical Research, from 1986 to 1988, Director General of the Buea University Centre, from 1988 to 1993.
She was also pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buea, from 1993 to 2005, Rector of the University of Yaoundé I, from 2005 to 2008, President of the Conference of Rectors, from 1998 to 2008, President of the Federation of University Sports, from 2001 to 2008, amongst others.