Friday, March 29, 2019

Homósexualíty of minísters: summoned, Messangà Nyamdíng apologizés

The call to order follows the broadcast of a video containing remarks deemed shocking by this teacher during a class.

The video has become viral on social networks. On the platform of a classroom of the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon (Iric), Pascal Charlemagne Messanga Nyamding, in a flight, says that many functions are occupied by "queers" in Cameroon .

The teacher's demonstration, extracted from the course of anthropology of customary law that he taught last Tuesday, is punctuated by shouts of laughter from the students.

On the web, the declarations of Messanga Nyamding will generate many comments. Conscious of the fact that this video is likely to durably mortgage the cult of excellence and meritocracy, the cardinal values ​​that govern the University, the director of Iric, Salomon Eheth, urgently convened an extraordinary teaching council. , which he presided on March 27 in the Hall of Acts of this institution of the University of Yaounde II-Soa.

Invited to explain his quarreled remarks to students enrolled in masters in international cooperation, humanitarian action and sustainable development, Pascal Messanga Nyamding noted that this was a demonstration of the necessary coherence between societal beliefs and the rule of law.

According to the academic, the illustration was intended precisely to highlight the possible contradiction in African societies between a rule of law, supported by a certain elite in power, which adoubes homosexuality, and African traditions.

Messanga Nyamding will further indicate that lessons in anthropological fields are, by nature, likely to offend the sensitivity of learners. The majority of Council members were offended by the shocking nature of the demonstration and questioned the pedagogical effectiveness of words used by Messanga Nyamding. They reminded him of the need for lucidity and measure in masterful developments.

The teacher will then apologize to the Council, while making a commitment to be cautious and reserved in the exercise of the academic magisterium. The portal of the Cameroonian diaspora of Belgium. The Commission also condemned the taking of videos during class, for unacknowledged purposes.

Appropriate measures are announced so that this does not happen again in Iric. He reports that the director of this Institute has toured the classrooms to warn students against the malicious and insidious use of ICT. He would have asked not to infect the university space with polemics stripped of science.

Reacting to the controversy born of remarks by Pascal Charlemagne Messanga Nyamding, an academic states that the university is certainly positioned as a leader in the knowledge society, but it can not turn into an "enclave without any social responsibility." It should not be confused, he adds, university arenas and political arenas. "It's the responsibility of the intellectual," he slices.