The funeral journey home of the erstwhile Director of the Higher Teachers Training College, HTTC Bambili of the University of Bamenda, Prof Bame Nsamenang is underway. The academic colossus received academic honours earlier Friday at the Campus of the University of Bamenda. according to family sources he died in the evening of February 14, 2018 after a brief illness. The seasoned psychologist, counsellor and researcher will be laid to rest on Saturday March 3 in his land birth Kitiwum Nso in Bui Division. 

The Man Prof Bame Nsamenang
Culled from The Focus online

Apart from his administrative and academic commitments at the University of Bamenda, Prof. Bame before his retirement was a visiting professor to the University of Buea and the Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST) and an Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Development (ECD) with the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
The renowned professor of psychology and counseling was a leading African developmental scientist and psychologist who was well connected to global scientific and professional networks. He strived to garner opportunities for Africa’s emerging scholars and strategized to bring Africa’s developmental and educative knowledge and practices into Western-dominated scientific discourses and literature.
He was the founding director of a research and service facility, the Human Development Resource Centre (, which hosts an Africa-centric international initiative for research and publishing of literature and educative tools that are sensitive to African child development and teacher education.

Prof Bame remains at Academic Honours event in Uba    Photo credit Nestor Njodzefe
Prof Bame Nsamenang won the inaugural international fellow (2008) of the Society for Research on Adolescence for his research and work with African youth and theory development in adolescent research. His research and practice sought to understand and improve the circumstances of Africa’s future generations – children and youth. He has published very influential works in developmental and educative sciences.
He was on the Consultative Board of the International Journal of Psychology, the Journal of Psychology (2006-2010), and was on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Behavioral Development (1998-2002), Human Development (1998-2002), Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (1994-2005) and Journal of Psychology in Africa (1993-2006).
He was also Ad Hoc Adviser to the EC of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) and served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (1998-2006).
Prof. Bame was Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2002-2003), a Fogarty Fellow of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (1987-1990) and a Nehru Chair Visiting Professor at Baroda University, India (2001). In May 2007 Prof. Bame received from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International the prestigious “Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”
Over the years, Bame made valuable contributions to UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO as consultant and in commissioned work, at both national and global platforms.

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