In Cameroon Universities are sub-divided into Public and Private Higher Education Institutions. The Ministry of Higher Education, MINESUP, its French abbreviation, headed by the Minister of Higher Education is responsible for approving and granting accreditation to all Public and Private Universities in Cameroon. MINESUP has various offices that provide services to all Universities in the Country, both Public and Private. The Ministry is in charge of implementing and developing government policies and programes in higher education. It studies and advises the government on ways to adapt the higher education system to national social and economic realities; particularly on the appropriateness of higher education in regards to the needs of the national economy. The Ministry works in partnership with both the public and the private sector. The Biaka University Institute was accredited by Ministerial Decree No: 16-01806/L/MINESUP/DDES/ESUP/SDA/OPC of February 26th, 2016, which gave BUIB the onus to run three schools – the School of Health Sciences (her mother entity), the School of Education and the School of Management Sciences. Courses run from HND to Bachelors in the various schools. Hence, our graduates can work anywhere in the world with their diplomas and certificates signed by the respective ministries outlined above. see full list
Situated on the gentle slopes of Mount Cameroon in Buea, the town of Legendary Hospitality, Biaka is a citadel of learning to reckon with. It provides a conducive and enabling environment for learning, with the best professionals you can find in Cameroon on her teaching staff bench.
In 1998, St. Francis School of Nursing and Midwifery was opened as a training school for nurses and in the same year, Dr. Lawrence Francis Tonye Biaka was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of England. The growing complex saw continuous growth and expansion with the opening of St. Francis Higher Institute of Nursing and Midwifery in 2007 and St. Francis School of Health Sciences in 2010. Today, a legacy and dream come true has been touched with the hopes of the best is yet to come. All the St. Francis schools have been upgraded to Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), mentored by the University of Buea. This upgrade gave BUIB the onus to run three schools- Health Sciences, Education and Management Sciences. Courses offered run from HND to Bachelors in the various schools.
Knowledge and Service to Humanity.
Our vision is of a world where men and women can pursue academic, research and professional excellence in a peaceful environment that upholds our cultural diversity and heritage.
Our Fundamental Principles
· All human beings have a right to quality education
· Education is fundamental to the development of the human person
· Equal opportunities for all in a culture where merit reigns
· Every endeavour is guided by our core Christian values of faith, love and charity.
The university’s mission is to:
- Empower individuals to achieve the maximum capacity through the provision of quality education.
- Equip individuals with knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to meet the challenges of a changing world with changing needs
- Promote excellence, gender equality and recognize the value of cultural diversity.
- Advance ethical and moral practice in educational, professional and civic life.
Our approach to teaching and learning recognizes the individual needs of the student within the broad context of the curriculum goals, with a holistic focus on the learner.
Our methods are based on student centred approaches aiming to develop the learner’s capacity to contribute to the transformation of knowledge into a veritable tool for personal and collective human development.