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.