Our History

Bamenda University of Science and Technology – BUST was fashioned on the Anglo-Saxon University system. 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 the 12th of October 1995, with Headquarters in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.  The establishment of a private university became 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 realized that education, especially professional and industrial education, was the key for every development. That is why it was necessary to create a company which would advocate for funding and other resources for education.  INDECO Ltd also planned to create small and medium sized enterprises for the purpose of giving students of BUST hands-on professional experiences which would create the necessary platform for self- employment and entrepreneurship. The University (BUST) and its parent body (INDECO) were both founded by the 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, Lady Anna Atang Foncha took over control. 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 it can boast of students from Cameroon, The Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Germany; and it is hoped that in the near future the sky will be its limit. Studying in BUST gives you the opportunity to realize your potential as an individual, and equips you with the skills and tools to thrive in whatever you choose to do. Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST) is authorized by and recognized by the Cameroon Ministry of Higher Education and is affiliated with a number of state Universities in Cameroon and a number of foreign universities.


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