BRIEF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Melem Linda Fangwi is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in curriculum studies and teaching (History) with a second class honours from the University of Buea obtained in 2007. Continuing with a master’s degree program in 2008, I graduated in 2010 with a first class honours (GPA-3.64) in special education still at the University of Buea. I am currently undergoing a PhD study in special education at the Faculty of Education of the University of Buea.
RESEARCH INTEREST AREA
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING DISABILITIES
MASTER DESSERTATIONS SUPERVISED
I HAVE SUPERVISED NO MSC STUDENT
PhD THESES SUPERVISED
I HAVE SUPERVISED NO PhD THESIS
THE TRANSNATIONAL RESEARCH ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN INSTITUTIONS IN AFRICA: THE PREPAREDNESS OF EDUCATORS THE CASE OF CAMEROON.
Melem Linda Fangwi is an instructor and PhD student in the Department of Educational Psychology (special education) of the Faculty of Education at the University of Buea. She has interest in educational development and particularly in best practices and initiatives to make education more inclusive and beneficial for all. Starting from a school/community level, she carried out a research titled ‘parental school based involvement and the academic achievement of learners with visual impairment” in an attempt to evaluate the contributions of parents in the educational progress of their children with visual impairment.
Her current research is on the development of a diagnostic tool for the identification of pupils with cognitive learning disabilities in line with current practices in inclusive education aimed at fostering the vision of “ No child Left Behind” by UNESCO. Equally, her work with the UNESCO chair holder since 2011 and currently working in the university as an instructor has afforded her the opportunity to supervise over 20 undergraduate research works to completion. This has helped her to build more reflective inquiry skills in young researchers interested in quality and innovative research and has equally helped her to broaden her knowledge in aspects of methodology and statistical techniques across interdisciplinary research.
Working with the UNESCO Chair’s research team gave her the opportunity to publish a research work title the transnational research on inclusive education in institutions in Africa: the preparedness of educators the case of Cameroon. She is currently writing a second paper the need for identification of learners with disabilities in primary schools in Cameroon. Melem Linda Fangwi is an excellent public speaker, fluent in English and average in French, confident, open minded and has incredible solving abilities.