The Minister of Higher Education (MINESUP) Jacques Fame Ndongo recently presided over the public launch of the book “L’exception en Droit. Mélanges en l’honneur de Joseph Owona.” Published on May 21, 2021, by L’Harmattan, this 796-page book honors the honorary chancellor of the University of Yaoundé.
During the launching ceremony, a conference was organized on “exception in law”. The book was written by Prof. Joseph Owona’s former students who are now law professors (like Prof. Magloire Ondoa, rector of the University of Douala).
It is the scholarly community’s way to celebrate the professor for the extensiveness and the heuristic approach of his scientific publications, the MINESUP explained stressing that Prof. Joseph Owona has published over 20 books and won several awards.
“In science, every branch is based on researches that establish and shape the future of a given field. The researches of Prof. Joseph Owona are one of the foundations of public law in Cameroon. This collection published in his honor credits his unique contribution to the public law science,” publishing house Nouveautés Editeurs commented.
Besides the academic performance of the celebrated professor, the book also honors his brilliant political and administrative career. Indeed, Prof. Joseph Owona is a former director of IRIC, the international relations Institute, and the honorary chancellor of the University of Yaoundé. He is also a former secretary-general of the Presidency of the republic and has led several Ministries. Currently, he is a member of the constitutional council and the central committee of the ruling party, CPDM.