ASMAC : Prof. Alice Nga Minkala becomes first female Director

Prof. Alice Nga Minkala is the new Director of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, (ASMAC) situated in Cameroon’s Capital, Yaounde.

The first female Director of the institution was appointed by Presidential decree on May 26. Before her appointment, she was the Deputy Director of Studies in the institution.

She replaces Prof. Laurent Charles Boyomo Assala who is retired. The retired Prof. has been at the helm of the institution since 2008. ASMAC is known by its French acronym L’Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de L’information Et De La Communication, (ESSTIC), and supervised by the University of Yaounde ll in Soa. 

Who is Prof. Alice Nga Minkala ?

Prof. Alice Nga Minkala is the 6th Director, and first female to head the Advanced School of Mass Communication since its creation in 1970.

The disciplined journalist enrolled in the institution 40 years ago, being one of only two girls in her class. She defended her Thesis in Information Sciences in 1993. In 1996, 15 years after graduating from the school, she came back as  a lecturer.

Prof. Alice is known for her fight against discrimination, favoritism , complacency, absenteeism and indiscipline.

She is expected to bring in reforms that will improve professionalism in one of the oldest communication institutions in the Central African Subregion.

Students of the 51-year-old communication school are trained in journalism, communication, advertising,  documentation, publishing, media research and other fields.

The Advanced School of Mass Communication was first created in 1970, headed by French-born Hervé Bourges from 1970-1976. The  first female Director, Prof. Alice Nga Minkala is preceded by five Directors. 

Kathy Neba Sina

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