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Prof Dr Che Kum Clement

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technical Education (FSTE)
Dept. of Technical & Vocational Education
306, Academic Building 1, IUT

  • chekum@iut-dhaka.edu
    +880 9291254 Ext. 3204

Biography

Professor Che Kum Clement is the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technical Education (FSTE), Islamic University of Technology (IUT), a subsidiary organ of an inter-governmental, multi-national and multicultural organization - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) comprising 57 Member countries. Che Kum moved up the academic and professional career route in IUT before attaining the rank of full Professor of TVE, IUT in 2011. He was appointed Head of Department of Instructor Training and General Studies (ITS) in 2009 and the Head of department of Technical and Vocational Education in 2011. Professor Che Kum served 3-year term as member of IUT Syndicate and also served as member in many other committees of the university. He has also been involved in consultancy works with many organizations; including and not limited to International Labour Organization (ILO) Dhaka office & European Union in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh where he acted as the Lead Team Consultant of Leadership and Management Training. He was also involved with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Promising Youth Foundation in Dhaka as Senior Technical Adviser. 

Before being nominated by his country, Cameroon to work for IUT and OIC, Che Kum also worked for the Cameroon’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in various capacities for several years between (1983-2001) working for the then Cameroon’s Ministry of National Education, with the last office as Senior Management Staff in-charge of Vocational Schools’ Management, Directorate of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education. He worked in close collaboration with Cameroon’s key industrial/business organizations and also successfully influenced the realization of some projects funded by major developmental organizations such as the World Bank, African Development Bank (ADB) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UNESCO, ILO, etc. He has worked as a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) expert in various capacities and engaged in the works of UNESCO- NEVOC, GTZ (now GIZ), ILO, UNIP, OIC-VET, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has been working closely with some government institutions and technical-vocational institutions across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and contributed his expertise on TVET projects, Competency-based Training (CBT), Information and Communication Technology (lCT) in Teaching-Learning, Technical and Vocational Teacher Education and Training, Total quality management (TQM), Curriculum Development in TVET, and Assessment and Evaluation in TVET. Professor Che Kum’s route towards his career and professional experience has been through Cameroon, Nigeria, France, Israel, UK, USA, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Iran, and Bangladesh. 

Professor Che Kum’s academic route has been through Cameroon, Nigeria, U.K, Bangladesh and USA. He holds a degree of Licentiateship in Electrical Engineering; degree of Bachelor of Science in Technical Education with specialization in electrical and electronic engineering, Post Graduate diploma in Technical Education with specialization in Electrical Engineering, degree of Master of Science in Technical Education with specialization in electrical engineering and degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning and Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, seminars and workshops, has written 2 book chapters, a book and was engaged in more than 4 book publications. He is also editorial assignments in many research journals.

Qualification

PhD., M. Sc (Technical Education), P.G. Dip, B. Sc. TE. LICENTIATE (E.Engr), H.N.D (E.Engr)

Experience Portfolio

  • 2009 - till date: Professor and Dean (FSTE)

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Curriculum Development and Organization in TVET
    • Occupational Analysis and Course Construction In TVET
    • TVET Teacher Education and Training
    • Competency Based TVET
    • Higher Education and Social Change, Teaching and Research
    • Testing, Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in TVET
    • Leadership, Administration and Planning in TVET
    • ICT in Teaching Learning
    • Use of TVET as a means for social change.

    Publications

    Books/Book Chapters

    1.F. A. Haolader, K. M. Foysol & C. K. Clement (2017) Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bangladesh – Systems, Curricula and Transition Pathways. In M. Pilz (ed.), Vocational Education and Training in Times of Economic Crisis, Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects 24, DOI 10.1007/978-319-47856-2_11, Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

    2.Khan, M. S. H., Abdou, B. O., & Clement, C. K. (2016). University student conceptions of M-Learning in Bangladesh. In Daniel Churchill, Jie Lu, Thomas Chiu & B. Fox (Eds.), Mobile Learning Design: Theories and Application: Springer (Singapore), P. 127-138


    Refereed Journal Articles

    3.K.S. Juma, M.A. Raihan & Che Kum, C (2016). Role of ICT in Higher Educational Administration in Uganda. World Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3, No 1.

    4.M. A. Haque, M. A Raihan & Che Kum C, (2016) Comparison of the Effectiveness of Digital Content Teaching and Traditional Teaching to Academic Achievement: Reference to the Selected Technical School and College in Bangladesh. International Institute of Academic Research and Development Vol. 2 No.7 Pp 14-24.

    5.Che Kum C. (2004). An Examination of the Compatibility between Teachers’ Training Programs, Training & Development and Human Resource Development” Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 2. Pp. 95-102.

    6.Hasan, M., Khan, M. S. H. & Clement, C. K. (2015). Emerging Trends of Using Open Source Technology for Sustainable Teacher Training Programme in Bangladesh. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 195, 862-871. Elsevier (USA). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.365

    7.Asuma, B., Khan, M. S. H., & Clement, C. K. (2015). Constraints encountered by teachers to the implementation of Web-based learning in Uganda. Journal of engineering and technology, 12(2), 21-28.

    8.Saifullahi Kasim, Che Kum C, & Abu Raihan (2015) Determining the causes for the exodus of technical Teachers. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education Vol. 7 (2), pp 14-19

    9.Saifullahi Kasim, Che Kum C, & Abu Raihan (2015) Strategies for Retaining Highly Qualified &Experienced Technical Teachers in Teaching Profession in Katsina State, Nigeria. International Journal of Asian Social Sciences, 5 (8): 461-468.

    10.Mahbub, H; Che Kum, C & Alamgir, S.M (2014). Relationship between Occupational Skills Provided to Polytechnic Diploma Engineers by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and Requirement of Industry in Bangladesh. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education Vol. 6 (4)

    11.Che Kum C & Mahbub H, (2014) Integrating Functional English Language Course in Engineering Curriculum: A Case of Bangladesh. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, 2014, 3(1)

    12.Shamim, R.H, Che Kum. C; Md. Nur, E. S. & Awal A. K. (2013) Factors influencing use of ICT in Teaching-Learning process to make teaching-learning more effective and efficient: Case of Polytechnic Institutions in Bangladesh. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences (IJPSS) Vol. 3, Issue 11. Pp 73-80. 

    13.Che Kum, C, Issah Usman, and Md. Raihan Abu (2013) A Study of the Problems for Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Katsina State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN) Vol. 3, Issue 11 Pp. 38-45.

    14.Che Kum C, Sagir Illiyasu R & Md. Raihan Abu, (2013).An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Technical Teacher Training Programme (TTTP) in Katsina State, Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering Science and Research Technology 2 (10) (Pp 59-66) 

    15.Md. Raihan, Abu; Shamim, R. H; Che Kum, C & Han, S. L, (2013). A Study on Assessment & Evaluation of Engineering Student’s’ Learning by Essay Test Based on Cognitive Domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology Vol. 6 pp.1-11.

    16.Arafat, J; Che Kum, C & Habib, M.A (2013). Situated and Cognition & Culture of Learning to Reconceptualize Teaching-Learning Paradigm in the field of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Research& Methods in Education, Volume 3, Pp 20-27.

    17.Seguya, A; Abdullah, A.M and Che Kum, C. (2012). The Effects of Social Networking Sites to the Lifestyles of Teachers and Students in Higher Education Institutions: International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (1), (4) (2012) 498-510

    18.Che Kum, C. & Elbushari I, E. (2012). Technical/Technological Education and Socialization: International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences Vol. 1, No. 3. Pp 77-89 

    19.Taban H; Abdullah A. M and Che Kum, C. (2012). Difficulties Faced by Teachers in Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teaching-Learning at Technical and Higher Education Institutions of Uganda. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) Vol. 1, Issue 7, September, 2012.

    20.Md. Aktaruzzaman, Che Kum, C; and Faisal, H. (2011). Job Satisfaction of Teachers of Technical Training Centers (TTCs) in Bangladesh: Journal of Academic Research International Vol.1, Issue, 2. September, 2011.

    21.Md. Aktaruzzaman & Che Kum, C. (2011). Vocational Education and Training in Human Resource Development: A case study of Bangladesh and Islamic University of Technology. Institutes in Bangladesh. International journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (IJBAS-IJENS, Vol. 11 No. 4)

    22.Md. Rashedul Huq, Md. Aktaruzzaman, Che Kum, C (2011). Factors influencing use of ICT in Technical &Vocational Education to make teaching-learning effective and efficient: case study of Polytechnic Institutes in Bangladesh. International journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (IJBAS-IJENS, Vol. 11 No. 3)

    23.Md. Aktaruzzaman, Md. Rashedul Huq Shamim, Che Kum, C. (2011). Trends and Issues to Integrate ICT in Teaching-Learning for the future world of Education. International journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (IJBAS-IJENS, Vol. 11 No. 3)

    24.Che Kum, C (2010): The Role of Technical and Vocational Education in the Development of Small and Medium Sized industries in Cameroon: Journal of Engineering Technology

    25.Che Kum C. (2006). International Master Degree in Technical Teacher Education: The Case of Islamic University of Technology (IUT): Global World, Germany, 21. Pp. 55-80

    26.Che Kum, C. (2005) Technical & Vocational Education and Human Resource Development: Trends toward a Closer Integration. Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 4. No.1. Pp-37- 52 

    27.Che Kum, C. (2003) A Proposed Management Tool for Initiating New Programs in Technical and Vocational Institutes of OIC Member States; Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2. No. 2, Pp 33-38.

    28.Che Kum, C. (2002) Distinguishing Characteristics among Exemplary Instructors of Technical and Vocational Education in Cameroon. Journal of Polytechnic Writers’ Association, Vol. 3, No.1, Pp19-30

    29.Che Kum, C. & Akpan, A. (2002) “A need of Modernization in the Techniques of Workshop/Practical Based Instructions.” Journal of Polytechnic Writers Association Vol. 3, No. 3, Pp. 41-56

    30.Che Kum, C. (2002) “Better Teaching and Learning through the use of Audio- Visual Aids”. West African Journal of Education Vol. 26, No. 2, Pp. 95-114.

    31.Che Kum, C (2001) “Aims and Objectives of Educational Technology as a Factor for the Improvement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Africa” Technical Education Review, Vol. 5, pp. 27-41.

    32.Che Kum C. (1986) “The Advantages of Replacing and Maintaining Luminaries on a planned Basis.” Science & Technique (ENSET) Journal, V. 1, Pp 31 & 32 Douala University, Cameroon.

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    Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

    33.Che Kum, C. & Iron Baba, F. B. (2017) Conquering the Skills Gap through Business and Industry Collaboration, a paper presented at the International Conference on “Skills for the Future World of Work and TVE for Global Competiveness.” Dhaka, 27-29 July, 2017

    34.Che Kum, C. (2017). The link between TVET and the economy: Skills for Change and Building Blocks for Career Readiness. A Keynote Paper presented on a workshop on Skills and Employability, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25 February, 2017.

    35.Che Kum, C. (2016) Higher Education, Knowledge Building and Leadership: How Can Academics Take Responsibility for Social Change? WISR Conference Berkeley, California September 8-10, 2016.

    36.Mahbub Hasan, Shahadat H. Khan, Che Kum C, (2015) “Emerging trends of using open source technology for sustainable teacher training programme in Bangladesh” World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Istanbul University Turkey, Turkey (28-30 May, 2015). 

    37.Benajih, O. Abdul, Shahadat H. Khan & Che Kum, C (2015) “Students’ Conception of Mobile Learning “International Festival Conference in Mobile Learning: Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 20-23 May, 2015.

    38.Che Kum, C. (2015) “Quality Assurance in Technical and Vocational Education in the 21st Century.” A paper Presentation at the International Conference in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, Organized by the Bangladesh Institute of Diploma Engineers in Collaboration with Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Manila, Philippines held at the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Dhaka, Bangladesh (30 April-02 May, 2015).

    39.Che Kum, C. (2015) “Perceptions of Technical Education Pedagogic Inspectors about the Skills of Industrial Technique Teachers of Technical and Vocational Education in Cameroon.” A Paper Presented at an International Education Conference held at Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts, USA (08-10 March, 2015). 

    40.Che Kum, C. (2014) The Academic and Social Life Styles of Students and Teachers of Higher Education Institutions in Bangladesh as Consequences of using Social Network Sites. Pp. 72-81. A Paper presented at an International Conference organized by the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. (8- 12 June, 2014).

    41.Che Kum, C. (2014) Entrepreneurship in TVET for Development in the 21st Century. A Paper presented at an International Workshop on Entrepreneurship in TVET for OIC Member Countries, organized by IUT, Dhaka (09-12 December, 2014).

    42.Che Kum, C. (2013) Cooperation between Technical and Vocational Education Institutions and the World of Work. A Paper presented at an International Workshop on “Issues, Trends and Horizons of Technical and Vocational Education &Training in OIC Member Countries, Organized by IUT (25-28 November, 2013).

    43.Che Kum, C. (2012) Competency Based TVET Teacher Training for the Development of TVET Institutions. A Paper presented at an International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Technical and Vocation and Training Institutions Organized by IUT, 10-13 November 2012

    44.Che Kum, C. (2011) Encouraging Industries in Developing Competency-Based TVET through Institutions - Industries Interaction. A paper presented at an International Workshop on Competency Based Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for OIC Member Countries organized by IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-30 November 2011.

    45.Che Kum, C. (2010) Needs of Teacher Training for Development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in OIC Member States, presented at an International Workshop on “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Poverty Reduction in the OIC Member States” Organized by IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27 – 30 November, 2010

    46.Che Kum C & Jahidul A, (2010). Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Creating Employment and Economic Emancipation, presented at an International Workshop on “Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Poverty Reduction in OIC Member States” Organized by IUT Dhaka Bangladesh, 27 – 30 November, 2010. 

    47.S.H. Khan, Aktaruzzaman, & Che Kum C; (2010) “The Concept of Lifelong Learning: The case of IUT Dhaka” Presented at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 – 12 November, 2010, Organized by University Uttara in Collaboration with Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand and Princess of Naradhiwas University, Thailand.

    48.Che Kum C, (2010). “Technical and Vocational Education in Cameroon”: The Way Forward Through Industry-Institute Collaboration and Staff Development; Presented at an International Conference Organized by the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS), 29-31 July, 2010 in Baltimore MD, U.S.A.

    49.Che Kum, C. & Akataruzzaman (2009). Concept of Teaching, Learning and Training: A paper presented at an International Workshop on Effective Teaching-Learning Strategies for Higher Educational Institutions, 12-15 December 2009, IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    50.Che Kum, C. (2008) Enhance Learning through Technology: What Avenues for Higher Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions in OIC Member Countries? A Paper presented in an International Workshop on Integration of ICT and Pedagogy to Enhance TeachingLearning; 15-19 November2008, IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    51.Che Kum, C & Shahadat H. Khan (2006) Working and Learning: A Strategy for Lifelong Learning and Quality Workforce Development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in OIC Member Countries (ICTVET 2006), UNESCO-UNEVOC International Conference in Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 22-23 August 2006, Johor Baru, Malaysia

    52.Che Kum, C; Shahadat, H. Khan &. Shamim, Ahmed. (2006). “Concept of Lifelong Learning in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: The Practice of Islamic University of Technology (IUT), International Conference in Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Moscow, 20-24 August, 2006.

    53.Che Kum, C (2006) Design and Development of Technical and Vocational Teacher/Trainer Education Qualification Framework and Professional Standards in the OIC Member Countries, International Conference on Preparing Teachers for a Changing Context” held at The Institute of Education, University of London 3-6 May, 2006.

    54.Che Kum, C (2005) International Master Degree in Technical Teacher Education: The Case of Islamic University of Technology (IUT): International Conference on Development and Implementation of Master Degree Standard for Teacher and Trainer Education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in East and South East Asia, Tianjin, China, 9-10 December, 2005.

    55.Che Kum, C. (2005) Training of Trainers in Technical and Vocational Education for Quality Management and Improvement; International Workshop on “Managing Quality in Technical and Vocational Education” organized by IUT, 14-17November, 2005.

    56.Che Kum, C. (2004) Planning for Innovative Teaching – Learning in Technical and Vocational Education (TVE), International Workshop on Innovative Approaches in Teaching for Teachers of Technical and Vocational Education: IUT, 28-30 November 2004.

    57.Che Kum, C. (2004) The State and Prospects of Teacher Education in Technical and Vocational Education in Bangladesh; UNESCO-UNEVOC International Conference on Innovation and Excellence in Technical and Vocational Teacher/Trainer Education; Hangzhou, China, November 2004.

    58.Che Kum, C. (2004) An International Association of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Professionals: Its origin and Leadership for the Future. UNESCO-UNEVOC International Meeting on Innovation and Excellence in TVET Teacher/Trainer Education; Hangzhou, China, 8 - 10 November, 2004.

    59.Che Kum, C. (2003) “Quality of a Good Test and Interpretation of Test Scores” International Short Course on “Assessment of student learning for Quality Improvement in Technical and Vocational Education,” 1-4 December. 2003 organized by IUT organized by IUT.

    60.Che Kum, C, (2002). Design and Implementing Cost-Effective TVE Programs for Achieving Sustainable Human and Socio-Economic Development, International Seminar on New Trends in Technical and Vocational Education, organized by IUT 2-4 November 2002

    61.Che Kum, C. (1999) “The Development of Staff for Teaching in Nigeria Polytechnics” Paper presented at a Conference held at the Polytechnic Calabar, Nigeria (10-13 September, 1999).

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    Workings Papers, Reports & Other Publications

    62.Che Kum, C & Shahadat H. Khan (2006) Curriculum Design Strategies for Technical and Vocation Education and Training; International Workshop on Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: 19-21 November 2006, IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

    63.Che Kum, C. (2006) International Cooperation between Universities in the field of TVET & Human Resources Development: The formula of Islamic University of technology (IUT) Dhaka, Bangladesh. UNESCO-UNEVOC, GTZ & UNIP International Workshop on Innovation and Internationalization in the Qualification of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Experts for Asia and South Asia 22-25 November 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    64.Che Kum, C & Shahadat, H. Khan (2006) Work Process Orientation: An Innovative Curriculum Design Concept for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). International Workshop on Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education: 19 – 21 November 2006, IUT Dhaka, Bangladesh