Seasoned Journalist, University don and Central Director for Radio at the Cameroon Radio Television, Professor François Marc Modzom is the new Director of the Advanced School of Mass Communications, ASMAC in Yaounde.
He was appointed by Presidential decree, this Tuesday, July 4, 2023 to take over from Professor Alice Nga Minkala who goes on retirement after serving for about two years as the first female Director of the institution.
François Marc Modzom becomes the 7th Director of the pioneer institution that trains journalists and other media professionals in Cameroon.
The new Director is a product of the same institution; being part of the 1984 to 1987 batch.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Journalism, graduating as second best of his batch.
He later returned to ASMAC to specialize Political Journalism from 1991 to 1993 and graduated as top of his class.
in 1999, he obtained a Master’s degree in European journalism at the Strasbourg journalism school in France.
François Marc Modzom began his professional Career at the Cameroon Radio Television ans appointed senior reporter in 1996.
He was subsequently promoted to various positions of responsibility within the CRTV including:
– Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Television News from 1999 to 2000.
– Editorial Secretary Radio from 2000 to 2004.
François Marc Modzom continue his studies and obtained a Master’s/DEA in Political Communication in 2004.
A course that he pursued while working till he obtained a Ph.D in 2015.
In the meantime, he held the position of Radio Central Editor-in-Chief.
In 2015, he was appointed Director of the Institute for Training and Conservation of Audiovisual Heritage of CRTV until 2021 when he was promoted to Central Radio Director of the CRTV.
In the same year 2021, he earn the academic grade of Associate Professor.
In the meantime, he has been lecturing at the Advanced School of Mass Communications, teaching Radio and Television Journalism. He has been lecturing since 1993.
He is generally reminds students that “talent will earn you recognition”