About Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth (CJSC)

About Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth (CJSC)
The journal has its roots in the Seminar Series Language Policy and Practice in the Commonwealth held at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London in 2010-11. During the seminar delivered by Dr Kizitus Mpoche on language issues in Cameroon, there was a discussion about establishing a peer-reviewed multi/inter disciplinary journal to examine issues more systematically and on a regular basis. Dr Mpoche and Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, the Convenor of the Series, worked jointly to establish the journal.

CJSC (print version) was formally launched in 2011 at the Commonwealth Summer School at the University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon, which was organised by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London. A grant from the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Cameroon helped to produce the Journal. Please see the 'News and Events' section for further details of the Summer School in Buea.

The journal is Commonwealth-focused, peer-reviewed and multi/interdisciplinary in its coverage of events/issues; and, perspectives used to describe/analyse them. It welcomes contributions that are underpinned by theoretical analyses. However, contributions based on action research and professional practices are also welcome. Empirical studies of a time-sensitive nature are prioritised.

The journal will be published once a year. The submission deadline for abstracts is 1st August; and, for fully complete contributions it is 1st September. The publication date of the journal is 31st December. There are also plans to publish occasional special issues on specific problems/issues of a general nature impacting on countries in the Commonwealth.

We welcome, articles (4000-8000 words) and book/event reviews (500-2000 words). The work submitted must be original and should follow the Submission Guidelines that are given below. Please do not hesitate to contact the editors if you need clarification or further information.

Although the contributions have to be in English, a small number of contributions in French will also be accepted, provided the author submits an abstract in English.

Professor Kizitus Mpoche, Vice Dean for Admissions, Statistics and Students Welfare, Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, University of Douala P.O. Box 3132 Douala, Cameroon;  Email: kizitus@yahoo.com
Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU, UK; Email: bala.chandra@sas.ac.uk
Advisory Board
Professor Charles Alobwede, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
Ms Terry Barringer, Cambridge University Commonwealth Society, and Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK
Professor Emanuel Chia, Cameroon Christian University, Cameroon
Professor Beban Sammy Chumbo, University of Yaounde 1
Professor Edith Esch, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Talla Kashim, University of Yaounde 1
Dr John Kirkland, Association of Commonwealth Universities
Mr Bill Kirkman Cambridge University Commonwealth Society, and Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK
Professor Paul Mbangwana, Cameroon Christian University, Cameroon
Prof Justina Atemanjong Njika of ENS Yaounde
Professor Loreto Todd, University of Ulster, UK
Editorial Board
Professor Edward O. Ako (University of Maroua, Cameroon)
Professor Bole Butake (University of Yaounde 1)
Professor Fanso (University of Yaounde 1)
Dr Roselyn Jua (University of Buea)
Dr Ya-Hui Kuo (University of Taiwan)
Professor Sinfree Makoni (Pennsylvania State University)
Dr Lutz Marten (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Professor Stephen Mfortech (University of Youande 1)
Professor Francis Owino (University of Masano)
Dr Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)
Professor Jean Emmanuel Pondi (University of Yaounde 1)
Dr Stanley Ridge (Western Cape University)
Professor Melanie Torent (Université de Diderot, Paris, France)

ISSN (Online) 2411-1325

Copyright: CJSC2015 -- Editors


Vol 4, no. 1, 2017/18

Special Issue: A Peace-building Commonwealth - Please go to the Download page


Volume 3, Number 1, 2016

Special Issue – Young Commonwealth  --  Please go to the Download page.

Editorial 7

Oluchi J. Igili

Youth Restiveness and its Future Implications for Commonwealth West Africa: A Study of Ahmed Yerima’s Hard Ground 10

Mbuih Zukane Retruyap

Towards a Glocal Commonwealth: Bridging the Gap between Youth Policies, ICTs and Culture 38

Taiwo Opeyemi Agoyi

Language as Means of Promoting Cultural Heritage, Human and Commonwealth Values 65

Ogunleye Adetunbi Richard

A Young Commonwealth: Cultural Heritage and Commonwealth Values 83

Charles Tante

Neo-Colonial or Best Practice Pedagogy in Schools? 101

Stella Nana-Fabu                                                                                                                                                           

An Application of the Classical Marxist Concept of Alienation and the Indigenous socialization Process to schooling and their Implications on Inequality in Cameroon 135

Mahmud Adesina Ayuba

Menace of Secret Societies in Nigerian Educational System: Islamic Strategies for its Eradication 175

S. Awoniyi

Youth and National Development: A Quest for Social and Ethical regeneration in African Society 204

Aimé Norbert Melingui Ayissi

Étude diagnostique et cadre de mise en application d’un développement socio-économique des jeunes du Cameroun 232



Current Issue:-- Please go to the Download page.

Volume 3, Number 2, 2016

Table of Contents


Kizitus Mpohe and Balasubramanyam Chandramohan  1

John Niba Ndongmanji

Human Behaviour in Sammy Oke Akombi’s The Wages of Corruption:

A Psychoanalytic Reading  6

Vivian Bongka Tah

Alienation and Identity Crisis: An Overview of Selected Texts of Ngungi, Rushdie and Kincaid  16

Derick Mbongang

Constructing the Black Atlantic: History and Memory in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Caryl Phillips’ Cambridge  29

Benson Ohihon Igboin

Afrocentrism: Recalling the Will of the Past for the Future  44

Emboussi Nyano

La transfonctionnalisation selon Eboussi : thématiques post-modernes et dépassement de la modernité auto-négative  61

Mamoudou Bouba

« Le Commandement Indigène[1] » et la Lutte contre l’UPC dans le Nord Cameroun sous Administration Coloniale Française : Cas du Lamidat de Tignere de 1955 à 1960  83

Paul Animbom Ngong 

Théâtre Musical, Transculturalité et Interculturalité au Cameroun  95

Primus Fonkeng

African Perception towards Chinese Economic Policies in Africa 110

Nkongho Ta-Mbi

Privatisation and Labour Conditions and Wage Rates in Cameroon’s Plantations 127

Walter Gam Nkwi

The Migration of Bamenda Grassfielders to Diasporic Spaces and Cultural Encounters: Post Colonial Period  145

Chamba Nana Mirelle Flore

The Impact of Arts and Culture Teaching on Cameroonian Youths: Quality Education, Peace-Building and Sustainable Development 164


Vol 2, no. 2, March 2015; Editorial and abstracts -- cick here

Previous Issues (Print)
Submission Guidelines to Authors and Reviewers
To qualify for consideration, submissions should meet the scholarship standards within the appropriate discipline(s).
Authors are also required to produce their manuscripts in accordance with the journal’s formatting and referencing style. They are also responsible for obtaining copyright clearances and permission to reproduce material, including images, that are under copyright.

CJSC expects the content of all manuscripts to be original. While submitting an article/review/blog to CJSC, authors should include a statement declaring that the same contribution has not been published, submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Submissions accepted for consideration will be evaluated anonymously by two reviewers.
Submissions should include the title of the contribution, the author's full name, current affiliation, and a short biography (100 words or less), an abstract of 200-300 words, and a correspondence email address. This information should appear on the first sheet of the article. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
Contributions should be submitted in MSWord as email attachments via the journal website.

Manuscripts should be typed in Calibri or Arial 12 point font, with 1.5 line spacing. Quotations, footnotes and examples should be in 11 point fonts; Topics 16, Subtopics 14, Sub-subtopics 12 bold.

The final publication depends on the quality and topicality of the manuscript, the associated peer review process, thematic issues, and the number of manuscripts which have already been accepted. The journal will attempt to publish accepted manuscripts within reasonable time span from the date of submission.

Large tables, graphs and images may be submitted in separate files and their positions within the text clearly indicated, e.g. [insert table 1.gif here]. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that his/her tables or graphs are user-friendly as reformatting them may cause delay to the publication of their paper. Black and white tables and graphs in .gif or .jpg format are preferred but authors wishing to use other formats should contact the editors for advice.
Articles should be page numbered top right hand corner continuously without any section breaks. In-text citations: Use single quotation marks with double quotes inside single quotes for texts up to 3 lines. Indent for texts above 3 lines. CJSC requires the use of footnotes inserted automatically as generated by a word processor programme such as MSWord.

Books: Bobe, Sango. 2000. The Title of the Book in Italics. Place of Publication: Publisher.
Book chapters: Chumbow, Sammy. 1996. The Life-Cycle of Post-Imperial English in Cameroon. In Fishman, Joshua, Andrew Conrad / Alma Rubal-Lopez (eds). Post-Imperial English: Status Change in Former British and American Colonies, 1940–1990, 401- 429. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Articles in journals: Bobe, Sango. 2011. Beating the Child in Primary School Today. Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth 1(1): 11-23.

Unpublished works: Nowoman, Noman. 2011. The Effects of Being and not Being: A Study in Consequence of it. Unpublished MA Dissertation, University of Nowhere.
Internet sources: Cleverman, Sure. 2000. Reforming the World, Our Times, 12 June, 39. [Accessed 27 January 2011 (http:/www.ourtimes.com/cam-soc/CMR12Co1.html).]

Newspaper sources: Jones, John. Cameroon Times, 3 March 1968: 12-14.
Radio and television sources: White, Robin. BBC Correspondence, 7 January 2004, 10:19 GMT.