Prof Wilfred Otang Mbeng completed a Doctorate Degree in Botany from the University of Fort Hare in 2013, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Botany in 2005 and 2001; respectively, from the University of Buea in Cameroon and a PGDHE with Distinction from Rhodes University in 2020. He started his teaching career as a Tutor in Botany at the University of Fort Hare in 2010 and later as a Part-Time Lecturer at the same University in 2015. He was a Senior Lecturer of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) at North-West University, Mafikeng Campus in 2016 and in 2017, he was employed as a Senior Lecturer of Botany at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP). In December 2020, He was promoted to Associate Professorship at the University of Mpumalanga.
Prof Mbeng been engaged in research in:
• indigenous knowledge systems;
• ethnobotany and