BEST UNIVERSITIES IN CAMEROON AND BENIN REPUBLIC
What are the most popular and best Universities in Cameroon?
I guess trying to find out the best private universities in Cameroon has brought you here. We get into that now, but let’s dig in and find out a little bit about the Country Cameroon.
The Republic of Cameroon is a western African country bordered by Chad to the north-east, the Central African Republic to the east, Equatorial Guinea , Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south, and Nigeria to the west.
The coast of the region, on the Bay of Bonny, is part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is dubbed “Africa in miniature” because of its geographical and cultural diversity. Cameroon has seas, deserts, mountains, savannas and rainforests.
Mount Cameroon is the highest point in the country. Douala, Yaounde, and Garoua are the major cities in the country. The world has two hundred distinct languages. Indigenous music includes makossa and bikutsi, among others. Cameroon’s soccer team is also successful.
The official languages are French and English.
What are the Best Universities in Cameroon?
Beninfo247 tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 7 Best universities in Cameroon.
Catholic University of Cameroon (Bamenda)
Established in 2010, Catholic University of Cameroon is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Bamenda (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Northwest Region.
The Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), is a private university located in Bamenda in the North West region of the Republic of Cameroon. It is the Provincial University of the Catholic Church in the Anglophone part of Cameroon and the only Catholic Institution of Higher Education founded by the Anglophone Catholic Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda. It provides undergraduate, graduate and professional studies in both the arts and the sciences.
The faculties and schools are spread across the dioceses of Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province, with the main campus located in Bamenda. While the main campus is being developed, the university is operating at the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral Primary School.
Professors and Lecturers at the University are recruited from sacred (i.e., theology, canon law, etc.) and secular disciplines (e.g., letters, philosophy, education, social sciences, economics). The majority of degrees and diplomas awarded by the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda are state-authorized diplomas, as the university is certified to issue them by the Ministry of Higher Education. Theological degrees are awarded in the name of the Holy See and are the result of a prescribed course of study in the ecclesiastical faculty of theology.
Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Cameroun (Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon), Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) is a coeducational Cameroonian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.
Université des Montagnes (Bangangté)
Founded in 2000, Université des Montagnes (University of the Mountains) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the small city of Bangangté (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Region. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Cameroun (Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon), Université des Montagnes (UdM) is a very small coeducational Cameroonian higher education institution. Université des Montagnes (UdM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.
Opened in 2000 on the initiative of the Association for Education and Development (AED), the Université des Montagnes (UdM) works for research and the promotion of academic excellence. In Cameroon, it is a pioneer in several training courses. Its motto ʺSemper Altissime Ascendereʺ, reflects the desire to make the UdM a university institution of reference nationally and internationally.
UdM is writing the beautiful pages of university education in Cameroon and the sub-region. It will go down in history as the first institution to have given Cameroon its first pharmacists trained on the national territory. Indeed, the first class of pharmacists has been on the job market since 2008.
Institut Catholique de Yaoundé (Yaoundé)
The Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) is a private institution of higher education founded by the Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central African Region (ACERAC). The Catholic Institute of Yaoundé is located in Cameroon within the framework of an agreement between the Holy See and the Republic of Cameroon signed in 1989. It opened its doors on September 30, 1991.
The Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) is under the authority of the Holy See. It was founded by the Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central African Region (ACERAC) and opened its doors on September 30, 1991.
The UCAC is placed under the authority of a Superior Council of seven bishops, assisted by two other councils: the Board of Directors and the Academic Council.
As of March 1996, the University had 674 students.
Université Protestante d’Afrique Centrale (Yaoundé)
Established in 1989, Université Protestante d’Afrique Centrale (Protestant University of Central Africa) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Yaoundé (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Centre Region.
This institution also has a branch campus in Libamba. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Cameroun (Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon), Université Protestante d’Afrique Centrale (UPAC) is a coeducational Cameroonian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion.
Université Protestante d’Afrique Centrale (UPAC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.
Located on the mythical mountain of DJOUNGOLO, in the city of Yaounde, in the district of Yaounde 1st, Rue 1.121 Djoungolo, the Protestant University of Central Africa (UPAC) is the first university institution in Cameroon.
The idea of the creation of the Protestant University of Central Africa (UPAC) dates back to 1959 in Brazzaville, in the People’s Republic of Congo, now the Republic of Congo, on the initiative of the Protestant Churches of Africa and the European and American Mission Societies which judged the need to train African cadres capable of meeting the expectations of Africa.
Bamenda University of Science and Technology (Bamenda)
Bamenda University of Science and Technology – (BUST) was fashioned on the Anglo-Saxon University system, which is the foundation of most Anglo-Saxon countries in the world.
It was founded in 1995 and went operational in 1998 This lay private institution of higher learning is the brain child of the Industrial and Educational Development Company (INDECO Ltd.), incorporated on 12th October 1995, with headquarters in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.
The Idea of establishing a private university came into play and was deemed very necessary because the founders felt that with the exponential growth of the population of Cameroon, one could not keep on relying solely on Government for providing university education.
They also realised that education, especially professional and industrial education, is the key for every development. That is why it was necessary to create a company which would advocate for funding and resources and equipment for education. It was also realised that with Industrialisation students would be trained professionally in the small and medium size industries and enterprises for their own benefit.
This would therefore create the necessary platform for self- employment and entrepreneurship. It is worthy of note that both the University (BUST) and its parent body (INDECO) were founded by late Rt. Hon. Dr. John Ngu Foncha, former Premier of Southern Cameroons, first Prime Minister of West Cameroon and first Vice President of the Federal Republic of Cameroon. At the passing away of Rt. Hon. John Ngu Foncha, BUST has been run by INDECO with Lady Anna Atang Foncha as the co-founder and head of the company and the academic institution.
As its mission calls it to go, the Bamenda University of Science and Technology, has been able to attract students from all over Africa. Today the Bamenda University of Science and Technology can boast of students from The Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Germany; and it is hoped that in the near future the sky will be the limit for this Pan-African, North American, European and worldly connections.
The Bamenda University of Science and Technology has a very strong and able manpower of experienced experts. It is also interesting to note that the Bamenda University of Science and Technology is affiliated and is networking with many Universities and Organisations in the world.
Université Adventiste Cosendai (Nanga-Eboko)
Founded in 1996, Université Adventiste Cosendai (Cosendai Adventist University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Nanga-Eboko (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Centre Region. Officially recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, Cameroun (Ministry of Higher Education of Cameroon), Université Adventiste Cosendai (UAC) is a very small coeducational Cameroonian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Adventist religion.
Université Adventiste Cosendai (UAC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 24-year-old Cameroonian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades.
The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Cameroonian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.
We consider the restoration of God’s creation in perfect harmony with His righteousness and will as the ultimate purpose of God’s plan in accordance with the principal prophets of the Holy Scriptures.
Our mission is to provide high quality education based on Christian values, in order to form men and women capable of bringing about change in society.
The philosophy of Adventist Education is built not only on the concept of the human person, but also as an ecclesiastical system, on the concept of deity. This two-way approach is crucial when comparing the Adventist educational system with other educational systems in the world. Adventist education is focused on the acquisition of knowledge coupled with the development of character in the learner. The philosophy of Adventist Education is rooted in the beliefs and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
International University, Bamenda (Bamenda)
Established in 1990 with registration number 000056 the University was approved and linked to many international universities for work and studies.
The University has sustained itself financially and academically for seventeen years, graduated 16 batches including doctoral graduates who serve as Teachers, Head of Departments, Vice Principals, Principals, Engineers, Agriculturist, Lawyers, Bankers, Business Managers, Inspectors of Education, Chiefs of Services, Delegates of Education, University lecturers etc.
Permanent structure in stone, at wall plate level, west of Bamenda Airport. When completed will be 80 rooms under one roof.
Mode of study; Regular classes, Distant or independent study, sandwich programme form july-August, Lecrures at a school center 2:30-4:00pm from monday to Thursday. The University comprises of nine(9) faculties and running over one hundred and twenty degree programmmes. Some of the degree programmes include:
- Administrative Management
- Business Administration
- Computer Sciences
- Education Psychology
- Educational Administration
- Food and Nutrition
- French/English Modern letters
- Guidance and Counseling
- Home Economics
- Industrial Education
- Nursery Education
- Peace Studies
- Physical Education
- Science of Education
- Science Technology
- Veterinary Medicine …etc up to the doctorate
You can choose any study method; Distance learning or on Campus
Not just that alone, you can also, study your desired course on Campus in Benin Republic or through distance learning and be awarded a certificate from INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF BAMENDA.
Just like Cameroon, there are great private universities in Benin Republic. Find out more about the Top 10 Private Universities in Benin Republic, the courses they offer, their tuition and admission requirements.