bamenda university of science and technology



The Higher Institute of Education shall effectively play the role of an essential tool in the transformation of society in the 21st Century as many governments and peoples of the world have continuously invested in the formation of trainers who are expected to carry out this exercise. It is in line with these trends, that the Higher Institute of Education trains students in Teacher Education (Arts, Science and Social science subjects), Human Development, Guidance and Counselling, Special Needs Education and Adult Education and Community Development for the award of Bachelors of Education (BEd.). The programs cover educational foundation courses and pedagogy in various disciplines and the various themes evoke theories, progress, techniques, issues and current challenges in education, participatory learning and related research.


The Higher Institute offers both undergraduate and post graduate Programs in teacher education and this department strives to;

1. Provide broad education that will endow students with an understanding of principles and practice of education, the control and management of both youths and adults in education and above all possess a sufficient degree of flexibility to meet up with increasingly changing technology of this day and age.
2. Train students who will demonstrate excellence in leadership, human resource development, research in education and performance in assigned activities in the education industry.
3. Train candidates who will examine and analyse issues in education with open and rational minds, bearing in mind individual differences in background, social and physical abilities.
4. Train instructors who will demonstrate a high level of competence in using evaluative techniques and materials in a way to encourage children with whom they work to enhance their growth in meaningful ways,
5. Shape Persons who will be versed in human rights and environmental education of their society, computer literacy and health
6. Produce manpower that is consonant with the emerging dynamic quest for skilled teachers, counsellors, and school managers for sustainable national development.

In the department of adult education both undergraduate and post graduate programs are offered to students with diverse backgrounds and field of experiences and it aims at;

1. Training adult literacy teachers and adult management personnel for industrial and cooperative ventures.
2. Educating coordinators and learners in various aspects of personal, societal or community development including the agricultural sector, primary health care, common initiative groups and NGOs, environmental protection, human capital formation and industrial human resources development among others

The department of Human Development, Guidance and Counseling also offers both undergraduate and post graduate programs with the aim of;

1. Guiding human development and orientating individuals to become creative, knowledgeable, critically self-directive, and capable of learning productive and purposeful lifestyles.
2. Enabling candidates to be able to identify preventive methods and solutions faced by groups of individuals especially students and young workers.
3. Making candidates knowledgeable in the methods and techniques that can be used in improving academic growth and development,
4. Acquiring knowledge on Vocational maturity, choices and social adjustments and better family l

  • The higher Institute offers Higher National Diplomas (HND), Bachelor Degrees in the following fields;
    - Foundations of Education ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Guidance and Counseling ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Educational Administration
    - Teacher Education Arts and Science ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Special Needs Education ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Community Development and Adult Education ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Philosophy ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Physics ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Chemistry ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Mathematics ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Microbiology ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Biology ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Zoology ( HND, B.Ed )
    - English ( HND, B.Ed )
    - French ( HND, B.Ed )
    - History ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Geography ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Home Economics, Fashion and Design ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Communication ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Food Science and Nutrition ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Education Commerce ( HND, B.Ed )
    - Educational Administration ( HND, BEd )
    - Psychology of Education ( HND, BEd )
    - Sociology of Education ( HND, BEd )
    - Policy, History and Evaluation of Education ( HND, BEd )

  • Opportunities are offered for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Art (MA) Degrees in the following specialties;

    - Foundations of Education (M.Ed )
    - Guidance and Counseling ( M.Ed )
    - Teacher Education Arts and Science ( M.Ed )
    - Special Needs Education ( M.Ed )
    - Community Development and Adult Education ( M.Ed )
    - Philosophy ( M.Ed )
    - English ( M.Ed )
    - History (M.A. and M.Ed.)
    - Geography (M.Ed)
    - Home Economics, Fashion and Design (M.Ed.)
    - Communication ( M.Ed.)
    - Food Science and Nutrition (M.Ed.)
    - Educational Administration ( M.Ed )
    - Psychology of Education ( MEd )
    - Sociology of Education ( MEd )
    - Policy, History and Evaluation of Education ( MEd )


UNDERGRADUATE (GRADUATE) STUDIES For HND and Bachelor certification students must have five ‘O’ levels, among which must be English, mathematics, chemistry, physics or biology and minimum of two ‘A’ levels in chemistry, physics and/or mathematics and biology. Students from the National Cooperative Colleges, Regional Schools of Agriculture, Wild life, Forestry, Zoo -Technical Veterinary Medicine, Higher Teacher Training College (HTTCs) and Higher Technical Teacher Training Colleges (HTTTCs) are admitted into the Faculty on a case by case basis. Emphasis is placed the “O” and “A” level requirements as described above as well as on performance records from precedent schools. A qualifying common entrance examination is also required of candidates.


Students must validate all University General and Institute Requirements (Tables I & II) as well as a minimum of 90 credits in the discipline of interest. All transfer students must fulfill at least one year residency, a minimum of 60 credits as well as the necessary University, Institute and Departmental requirements. 

  • University Course Credit Load Distribution