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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Probity, Entrepreneurship
Established: December 2010
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Nkuo Theresa Akenji
Campuses: Bambili campus (the main campus) & Faculty of Health Science campus (Nkwen-Bamenda)
Website: http://uniba.cm/
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The University of Bamenda, also known as UBa, is an accredited public university, located in Bambili, Northwest Region, Cameroon. It was officially established in the year 2011, as an Anglo-Saxon university. The idea for UBa goes as far as 1963, a period when southern Cameroonians experienced a low number of university graduates and jobs lost to Nigerians and Britons. To that effect, the Education Policy Paper of July 1963 envisaged the Camero.. more

The University of Bamenda, also known as UBa, is an accredited public university, located in Bambili, Northwest Region, Cameroon. It was officially established in the year 2011, as an Anglo-Saxon university. The idea for UBa goes as far as 1963, a period when southern Cameroonians experienced a low number of university graduates and jobs lost to Nigerians and Britons. To that effect, the Education Policy Paper of July 1963 envisaged the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology (CCAST) as a future college of the Federal University of Cameroon created in 1962. This dream was nonetheless short-lived due to logistics constraints. CCAST was later transferred from Kumba to Bambili, and this began a 43-year march (1967- 2010) towards an Anglo-Saxon university in Bamenda. UBa currently operates two campuses; the Bambili campus (main campus) and the Faculty of Health Science campus.

The University of Bamenda is known as the last of the eight state Universities in Cameroon. The 20th edition of the All Varsity Games for both State and Private Universities was hosted at the University of Bamenda, 2017. The University of Bamenda had a very successful All varsity Games year, during the 17th edition, given that it won several Gold, bronze and silver medals alongside trophies. It recently matriculated close to 5,000 students amidst insecurity, leading to its installation of tight security around the university. The university currently houses several higher institutions of education namely; the College of Technology (COLTECH), the Higher Institute of Commerce and Management (HICM), the Higher Institute of Transport and Logistics (HITL), the Higher Teachers Training College (HTTC) and the Higher Technical Teachers Training College (HTTTC).

The University of Bamenda provides several academic and non-academic facilities for its students. These facilities include an auditorium, studios, conference halls, sports amenities (volleyball, football, handball, Basketball, Judo, wrestling, table tennis, lawn tennis and Paralympic sports), a library, laboratories and an amphitheatre.

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The University of Bamenda has 6 faculties, 3 university institutes and a specialised colleges,

Faculty of Law and Political Science

  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Political Science

Faculty of Arts

The University of Bamenda has 6 faculties, 3 university institutes and a specialised colleges,

Faculty of Law and Political Science

  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Political Science

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of History and Archaeology
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Performing and Visual Art
  • Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

INSTITUTES

National Higher Polytechnic Institute

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering

Higher Teachers’ Training College (H.T.T.C)

  • Department of Bilingual Letters
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Economic Sciences
  • Department of English Modern Letters
  • Department of French Modern Letters
  • Department of Geography

Higher Technical Teacher Training College Welcome to H.T.T.T.C

  • Department of Administrative Techniques
  • Department of Civil Engineering and Forestry Techniques
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • Department of Electrical and Power Engineering
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Sciences of Education
  • Department of Social Economics and Family Management

Higher Institute of Commerce and Management

  • Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Insurance and Security

Higher Institute of Transport and Logistics

  • Department of Maritime Transport
  • Department of Land Transport
  • Department of Transit and Logistics
  • Department of Customs

COLLEGE

College of Technology (COLTECH)

  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
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The University of Bamenda accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: To qualify for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, candidates mu.. more

The University of Bamenda accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: To qualify for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE O/L) in at least four subjects including English Language.
■ Possess the Probatoire with a pass mark in English Language or its equivalent (for francophone students).
■ Possess the GCE Advanced Level in at least two 2 subjects obtained in one sitting.
■ Possess the Baccalaureat certificate (for francophone students).
■ Have passed Ordinary Level Mathematics (for those wishing to be enrolled in the Faculties of Sciences and Economics & Management Sciences).
■ Undertake an English Language Proficiency test (for candidates without a pass in the English language at the Ordinary Level or Probatoire).

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Have 3 letters of recommendation.
■ Possess a medical certificate.
■ Possess a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a Master’s degree or its equivalent.
■ Write a two-page research statement on a tentative subject.

HOW TO APPLY
The University of Bamenda has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, the applicant should visit the website: https://www.ubastudent.online/ to fill the online Admission Form and follow other relevant information on the application. The application period into Uba generally runs during the months of August and September.

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ABOUT THE CITY OF BAMENDA
Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Bamenda is partitioned into two distinct sections. The first is the northern part, known as “Up Station” and the second is the low-lying and dominant south, with villages like Abakwa, Mankon, Nkwen, Chomba, Mbatu and Nsongwa. The city wa.. more

ABOUT THE CITY OF BAMENDA
Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is the capital of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Bamenda is partitioned into two distinct sections. The first is the northern part, known as “Up Station” and the second is the low-lying and dominant south, with villages like Abakwa, Mankon, Nkwen, Chomba, Mbatu and Nsongwa. The city was colonised by Germany from 1884, till 1916. After the First World War, Cameroon became a colony administered by Great Britain and France. In 1919, the administration of the Northwest Region and thus the city of Bamenda became solely British. Britain, in the course of its administration, decided to administer the city as part of Nigeria. This British administration lasted till 1961, when the region was once again joined to French Cameroon.
Bamenda features a tropical savanna climate characterised by raining and dry seasons. The city’s inhabitants are predominantly Grassfields peoples with a culture that consists of one hundred chiefdoms each ruled by a divine king (Fon). Bamenda people are recognised by their accent, dialect, attire and cuisine. The city of Bamenda has an economy that depends mainly on agriculture, processing industries, tourism and transportation.

The cost of living in a city like Bamenda is relatively cheap – compared to other top cities like Yaoundé and Douala. Most restaurants are relatively inexpensive, with regular meals ranging from 500 to 1,500 FCFA. The city has road links to Yaoundé, Bafoussam and Douala, which explains why it hosts numerous travelling agencies that work day and night transporting inhabitants within and out of the city. It equally holds the Bamenda Airport, located in the Bafut subdivision that services flights in and out of the city. Notwithstanding, the primary transportation means in the town are bikes and taxis, with 250 FCFA as average cost.

The city of Bamenda provides a healthcare system that consists of biomedical treatment, traditional and Islamic medicines. These combinations are available to everyone and are considered based on belief, cost, proximity, and the advice of kin and neighbours. Home teaching is a very vibrant sector for most university students seeking part-time employment in Bamenda. The city has several art centres where different groups produce pottery, textiles, and sculptures that are used as everyday household objects. It hosts several NGO’s, especially those with a focus on social problems such as AIDS and ethnic development associations. Given the insecurity in the country in the past three years, stringent measures have been put in place to wane the insecurity and keep safe inhabitants. These facilities serve the broader community and may be of great use to those wishing to study in UBa.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Probity, Entrepreneurship
Established: December 2010
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Nkuo Theresa Akenji
Campuses: Bambili campus (the main campus) & Faculty of Health Science campus (Nkwen-Bamenda)
Website: http://uniba.cm/
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Prof. Tita Margaret Awah
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