Professor Nol Alembong

Vice Chancellor of FOMIC Polytechnic University

Professor Nol Alembong is a distinguished academician with extensive qualifications in different fields of study.

He has a significant experience in academic administration and leadership and a strong research and teaching background with a track record of scholarly publications and research contributions in his field of expertise.

As the Vice Chancellor of FOMIC Polytechnic University, he comes with a clear vision for the institutions development, growth and academic excellence to steer the university towards achieving it’s goals and adapting to changes in the higher education landscape.

He stands for excellence and since FOMIC is an institution of academic and professional excellence, he wishes to help students and management fulfill its dreams of job creation, employability, creativity, professionalism and excellence.

He will expand the FPU horizon in terms of courses and applicability of programmes in terms of ICT’s and new programmes. He intends to make FOMIC graduates have access to American universities, given his wide experience and contacts in the USA. He brings in certification programmes that will enable FOMIC students have access to American Universities and create an atmosphere for FOMIC students to blossom upon graduation from the institution.

Academic Background

Professor Nol Alembong was born in Mamfe, South-West Region of Cameroon. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Mamfe; Government Secondary School, Mamfe; Cameroon College of Arts and Science, Kumba; the University of Yaounde and the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a holder of a Diploma in Bilingual Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in English, Master’s, Doctorat de 3eme Cycle and Doctorat d’Etat Degrees in African Literature.

Since 1993 he served or still serving on the Boards of many professional and scientific organisations. He is a member of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), African Literature Association and Fulbright Association. Due to his intellectual versatility and academic erudition, he won the USIA and Fulbright Grants that enabled him teach, carry out research and give academic talks in the following US colleges and universities:

  • Indiana University, Bloomington (1998); the University of West

  • Alabama, Livingston (2004), Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham,

  • Alabama (February 2004); Texas States University, San Marcos,

  • Texas(March 2004); Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville,

  • Tennessee (April 1, 2004); Samford University, Birmingham,

  • Alabama (April 8-9, 2004); Mississippi Valley

  • State University, Itta Bena, Mississippi (April 22-23, 2004); Delta Research and Cultural

  • Institute (April 24, 2004), and Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky (June 29 – July 4 2010).

Nol Alembong is Professor of African Literature and Civilisations. He has held the following academic and administrative positions in the university system in Cameroon:

  • Head of Department of African Literature and Civilisations at the University of Yaounde I (April 2000 December 2004 and November 2005 December 2011),

  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Buea (August 2012 August 2019),

  • Deputy Vice- Chancellor in charge of Teaching, Professionalization and the Development of Information and Communication Technologies at the same university (August 2019 – August 2023).

He is the author of three volumes of poetry,

  • The Passing Wind (1991; revised 2014),

  • Forest Echoes (2010) and Green Call (2017), two scholarly works, Cameroon’s Western Grassland

  • Incantations: Background, Society, Cosmology (2010) and Standpoints on African Orature (2011), and

An impressive number of articles published in scientific journals in and out of Cameroon. He contributed to and co-edited

  • Rupture et transversalité de la littérature camerounaise (2010),

  • Francis Bebey: Homme de culture (2014) and

  • Ecocultural Perspectives: Literature and Language (2015).