Mr. Ntemfac Ofege, journalist and film maker talks to CMMC's Denis
A must read interview!
CMMC: Hello Sir, this is CMMC, Camer Movies Marketing Corporation. We are a young private owned company promoting Cameroon’s film industry. It’s a great honor for us to interview you. Please kindly introduce yourself to our readers.
Ntemfac Ofege: My name is Ntemfac Aloysius Nkong Nchwete Ofege. Long names run in my family. I was born on June 26th 1962 at the Bamenda General Hospital. My father came from Dschang in the Western province of Cameroon to settle in West Cameroon. My mother is Jukun. Her family came from the Takum-Wukari-Sunkuru area of Northern Nigeria to create the Ndaka-Gidajukun chieftaincy in the Ako-Misaje area of today’s Donga and Mantung Division. The current Kru or Chief of Naka is my uncle. I guess you can say that I am a child of different worlds. I attended primary school at the All Saints School, Bayelle, Nkwen in Bamenda; secondary school at Sacred Heart College, Mankon; high school at the Cameroon College of Arts, Sciences and Technology, CCAST-Bambili, where, believe it or not, I majored in Biology, Chemistry and Geology.
CMMC: Sorry for cutting in Sir, just to mention I am an ex-student of CCAST Bambili too. Ride on with your introduction Sir.
N.O: The opportunities opened to English-speaking Geology students after high school have always been limited. Geology majors from CCAST have always faced the dilemma of braving the hostile cursus of the university system in Cameroon which, across the board, was never conceived to accommodate the critical aspects of the education system that obtains in the English speaking provinces. That is why most graduates from the high school system in the English-speaking parts of Cameroon have either had to change course or flee abroad to continue their education.