Late Dr. Moses Asanji
Late Dr. Moses Asanji (Founding chair V.K.Nyambi foundation) received life time Achievement Award during The V.K. Nyambi Foundation Fundraising Gala and Award Recognition 0ct 2nd 2010 @ The Hampton Conference Center.
Biography (1940 – 2010, Founding Chair V. K. Nyambi Foundation)
Dr. Moses Fon Asanji was born on January 10th, 1940. After his primary school education he enrolled in Cameroon Protestant College (CPC) Bali.
Upon completion of high school he attended Cuttington University College in Liberia where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences. He later moved to Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where he earned a PhD. In Parasitology.
Upon his return to Cameroon, he taught at CPC Bali and became Vice Principal. Thereafter he joined the staff of Ecole Normale Superieur Annexe, Bambili, as Lectureer and was later appointed Director Delegate. After he retired from the civil service, he became the Vice Chancellor of Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST).
In addition to the post mention above, he held (15) other posts in local Organizations, a few of which were:
- Bali old Boys association (BOBA)
- President General Chomba Development and Cultural Association (CHODECA)
- Municipal Councilor for Bamenda Urban Council and member of scholarship committee
- Founding Chairperson V. K. Nyambi Foundation
- American society of Parasitologists
- Helmintholigal Society of Washington
- New York Academy of Science
- North West Science Teachers Association
He discovered a new paramphistome from the rumen of young cow in 1975 in Freetown, Sierra Leon and after many years of morphological studies by histochemical techniques, he named this parasite “Diglyptopharynx demales”.
He published 23 articles in national and international journals.