Founding Father (Dr. John Ngu Foncha)
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 realised 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 others resources for education. It was also realised that with industrialisation, students would be trained professionally in small and medium sized industries and enterprises for their own benefit which would therefore 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 The Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Germany; and it is hoped that in the near future the sky will be its limit.
Bamenda University of Science and Technology is affiliated with a number of state Universities in Cameroon and a number of foreign universities. see Affiliation Page