I was born on the 25th of October 1989 in a small town called Bangem which is a Sub-division in the Kupe Muanenguba Division located in the South West Region of Cameroon which is in Central Africa.
With reference to my family, Firstly, I have my grandfather Kong Andrew Nkwelle and his wife Dione Elizabeth family in which I grew up in, it is made up of 3 boys and 4 girls. Secondly, I have my dad Nzie Simon Nti and step mum Ewang Angela Emade family in which I have 2 brothers and a sister. And thirdly, I have my mum Kong Angeline Ehode and step dad Apang Moses family in which I have 2 sisters and a brother.
With relation to my life experiences, I attended nursery, primary and secondary school in Bangem, in which I obtained my First School Living Certificate and Ordinary Level Certificate in 2001 and 2006 respectively. From there, I went to high school in Cameroon College of Arts and Science (CCAS) Kumba where I obtained my Advanced Level Certificate in 2008. After my high school, I spent 3 years at home without continuing to the university due to lack of finances. In my first year at home, I taught Mathematics as a part time teacher in my formal secondary school and I also attended a 6 month computer training classes. In my second and third year at home, I wrote a competitive entrance examination into the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde I. I succeeded in the written parts but failed the oral parts of the exams in both years. I was traumatized but I had the faith that one year I am going to make it. So, in 2011, I wrote the entrance exam for the 3rd time and I succeeded in both sections.
KONG DERICK NJIKEH
Being a Medical Doctor was what I ever dreamt of since I was a child. For my grand father being a ward servant in the hospital in his adult age, after his retirement while I was still a child, he taught me how to care for others especially for those who are in need of regaining their health. He also made me promise him that I will work harder and go further than him by becoming a medical doctor. So as I grew up, apart form the promise I made to my grand dad, I saw that people were being affected with many diseases in my area but there were no trained medical personnel to take care of them which later lead to their death. With reference to this, it increased my determination and hard work in achieving my goal so that I can be a life safer of the people in my community, my country and the world in general.
I wish to thank my families, teachers and friends expecially : Ewanoge Mesumbe and Ngole Dione Marionette for their support.
My sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Pr. Ngu Blackett Kathleen, for being my mentor throughout my medical training period and teaching me the basics of scientific research, she was a source of inspiration and a role model to me. She introduced me to the research world and her immeasurable sacrifices, commitment, simplicity and understanding was outstanding and I will forever remain grateful to her. My sincere gratitude also goes to Dr. Ouankou Christian Ngongang, for giving me the chance to work with him throughout my medical training period.
2001 - 2006
2006 - 2008
2011 - 2018
F.M.B.S. UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE I
1994 - 2001