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Zach Fomum - His origins
Zacharias Tanee Fomum was born on 20th June 1945 to Papa Solomon Fomum Tanee and Mama Rebecca Angum. Papa Solomon was a born-again Presbyterian minister with a wife who led the church’s women’s group and the choir. Theirs was a small family with an elder brother and sister. After the arrival of Zacharias in 1945, the family kept growing as a younger sister and two younger brothers were born to the family between 1950 and 1960.
The family grew to six children, four of whom were boys and two girls. So it was Peter Akum Fomum, Mary Uko Mbafor, Zacharias Tanee Fomum, Hodia Ngomwi Fon, Calvin Atud Fomum and Emmanuel Mbah Fomum.
Zacharias Tanee Fomum was born in Wumnembug to parents who were from Atuakuh, Effah, Batibo, North West Region of Cameroon. He was born into a Christian home.
An unusual childhood
Zach had an unusual environment for the first four years of his primary school life. The young man learned from his father that he had to be first in class.
Both his father and mother were radical disciplinarians. His father, Solomon Fomum Tanee, was a supervisor of over eighty Presbyterian congregations scattered in the district.
Awards & Honor
The reward for a job well done is more work
May and Baker
Prize for outstanding performance in Chemistry
in the Final Degree Examination
Rockefeller Research Fellow
The University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Doctor of Science
From the University of Durham in Organic Chemistry