Academics: Cameroon Army Gets First Professor

Lieutenant-Colonel Dr. Francis Ekosso, PhD celebrated his admission into the professorial rank on Friday December 14 in a ceremony presided at by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dr. Francis Ekosso, PhD, is the first military officer within the Cameroonian army to be admitted to the rank and title of Professor in Cameroon. The Commander of the 10th Fire and Rescue Battalion Corps in Mimboman was admitted into the professorial rank on Friday December 14, 2018 in a ceremony presided at by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie, Galax Landry Etoga.

Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Ekosso was admitted Professor after concluding his post-doctoral research at the Copperstone International Forensic and Strategic Institute, Copperstone, University of Zambia. A presentation of the lone soldier Professor in Cameroon as at now by Prof Eustache Akono Atangane, Coordinator of the Faculty Annex of Political and Legal Sciences of the Yaounde University II, Sao in Ebolowa, reveals that he (Francis Ekosso) is an internationally recognised expert in Fire, Hazard and Disaster Management in highly complex global political and economic situations. The Lieutenant Colonel is a Certified Expert of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Teams (UNDAC), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and a member of the British firm BLAKE EMERGENCY, intervener and advisors of the Governments in the event of disasters of any kind, since 2007. He is a lecturer in military and higher education institutions, such as the Catholic Institute of Paris where he deals with Strategy and International Security, the Catholic University of Central Africa, and is Master of Conferences at the Institute of Forensic and Strategic Investigations of Copperstone University in Zambia, where he conducted his research. Francis Ekosso, PhD said his educational accomplishment is rather a rebirth to his desire to get rid of ignorance. “I am pleased that the academia in Cameroon recognises me and my efforts. This is an indication that knowledge is global. I encourage every military officer to set his or her eyes of getting the best results because it is only by such methods that we can get things done in better ways;” he said.

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