The University of Bamenda (UBa) is an Anglo-Saxon university in Bamenda, NorthWestern Cameroon. It was created in 2011 as the second English language university in Cameroon, the University of Buea has been the only one up till then. It began with the Higher Teachers Training College and the Higher Technical Teachers Training College as the only faculties.
The main campus of the University of Bamenda is in Bambili, a subdivision in Bamenda, Mezam Division, Northwest region of Cameroon. The village is along the Ring Road northeast of Bamenda. In an Anglophone area, many schoolchildren are taught in English, and the use of Pidgin English is widespread. English and Pidgin play a significant role in community life, but the Bambui language still maintains its place as the heart language of most Bambui people.
Students in the Faculty of Health Science are currently taking studies at Mile 3 Nkwen Bamenda at the campus between Fonab Polytechnic and Saint Louise Higher Institute of Health.
Bambui is surrounded by a number of related languages (Bambili, Babanki, Bafut, Mankon, Nkwen, Mendakwe and Awing). Bambui was thought to be a dialect of Bambili, but now it is believed that the two are probably distinct languages (and each group insists on its independent identity).
Admission into the University of Bamenda:
Admission into the higher institutes/university colleges in the University of Bamenda is done through competitive entrance exams which involve written and oral examinations. Students in other faculties are required to follow a registration procedure that involves the presentation of results and study of files.
A pass in ordinary level English is a major requirement for students from Cameroon. Students from other countries are expected to possess proficiency in the English language; without this requirement, the applicant is automatically disqualified.