Dr. Che Kum Clement is a Professor and Head of the department of Technical and Vocational Training at the Islamic University of Bangladesh. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Nkafu Policy Institute. He holds a B.Sc., P.G. Dip., M.Sc. (Technical Education) from Islamic University of Technology (IUT) Dhaka, and a PhD in TVE Curriculum and Instruction. He also holds other professional qualifications, including the Licentiate in Electrical Engineering from the City and Guilds of London Institute, England.
In June 2001 he was nominated by the Government of Cameroon to work for the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, a subsidiary organ of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) consisting 57 Member Countries from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East with head office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Between January 2002 and now, Professor, Che Kum has served IUT as an Expert Faculty Member, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and now Head of the Technical Education Department (Instructor Training and General Studies, (ITS)), Islamic University of Technology (www.iutoic-dhaka.edu). Apart of the teaching, research and administrative duties, he is also a member of many committees in IUT. Prof, Che Kum is also the Director of Centre for Research in Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Before joining IUT, he has worked for the Cameroon’s Ministry of National Education as a senior management staff in charge of vocational schools’ management at the Directorate of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education (DESTP), Yaounde. He has also a long teaching experience while teaching at the Government Technical College Ombe and Government Technical High School Bamenda, Cameroon. Professor, Che Kum has published widely in refereed journals and also in international conferences in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). He has also published a book entitled “Technical and Vocational Teachers Education: A Guide for the Beginners”. He has also supervised 24 Masters of Science (M.Sc.) in Technical Education theses and presently working with four students’ theses at IUT. He is a UNESCO-UNEVOC resource person and also a Board Member of United Network on Innovation and Professional Development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNIP) and also, one of the two African representatives. He is the founder and President of Cameroon Association for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CATEVOT). His field of interest includes; Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education, Research in Technical and Vocational Education; Management in TVE, Occupational Analysis and Course Construction and Higher Education and Social Change with an option in TVET.