The seasoned educationist and celebrated author, died yesterday afternoon at a private health facility in Buea, South West Region, according to close family sources.
Dang Dominic is the first Registrar of the GCE Board to have died while in office.
Though no official statement has been issued by his family, it was gathered that Dang Dominic who took ill in the early hours of yesterday, was rushed to a health facility in Buea. Sources say he gave up the ghost just when medics were about attending to him.
Details about the exact cause of his death are still sketchy.
As we went to press last night, government had not commented on his demise.
Meanwhile, the death of Dang Dominic fell like a bombshell. Several members of the public took to social media yesterday to pay him their last respects.
Described as an astute educationist, the late Dang Dominic was a career civil servant, who rose to the peak of his career following his appointment in January 2018 as Registrar of the GCE Board.
He made his last official public outing in August this year, when he signed a decision sanctioning some 661 Advanced Level candidates and 699 Ordinary Level candidates for examination malpractices during the 2023 exam session.
The academic community in Anglophone Cameroon has since been thrown into mourning following his sudden death.
Family members, friends, colleagues and former classmates, have described Dang Dominic as a respected administrator who performed his duties with the utmost integrity to maintain high academic standards.
Dang Dominic is said to have been a staunch advocate for academic integrity and probity. He held several top positions within the Secondary Education sector in the country.
Born in Muyuka, Fako Division of the South West Region in 1959, Dang Dominic did his Primary and Secondary Education in same Region before pursuing a bilingual degree at the University of Yaounde.
Dang Dominic, who hailed from Befang in Menchum Division of the North West Region, began working with the Ministry of Secondary Education in 1982.
During his years of active service, Dang Dominic occupied several positions, including Chief of Service for Examinations and Evaluations and National Inspector of Pedagogy in charge of English.
Before his appointment as Registrar of the GCE Board in 2018, he was serving as Inspector General in charge of Bilingualism in the Ministry of Secondary Education. He served in that position for five years.
Dang Dominic, who also studied in the University of London, was Chief of Service for Examinations when the GCE Board was created and relocated from London to Cameroon.
Besides being an astute educationist, the late Dang Dominic
was also a GCE marker, organiser and examiner.
He took over the GCE Board in 2018 from Humphrey Ekema Monono who held the position for twelve years.
As Registrar, Dang Akuh remained purely methodic, accommodating and firm in administering the GCE Board.
He was praised for maintaining the standards of the GCE exams, despite the crisis rocking the two English-speaking Regions of the country.
He leaves behind a wife, children and the Secondary Education family to mourn him.