Biaka University Institute of Buea

Knowledge and Service to Humanity

About BUIB


Situated on the gentle slopes of Mount Cameroon in Bueathe city of excellence, Biaka University Institute is a citadel of learning to reckon with. It provides a conducive and enabling environment for learning, with the best professionals on her teaching staff bench.

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Francis Lawrence Tonye Biaka, then known as the St. Francis School of Nursing and Midwifery aimed at training nurses. In the same year, Dr. Lawrence Francis Tonye Biaka was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of England.

Dr. Lawrence Francis Tonye BIAKA

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 St. Francis schools have been upgraded to Biaka University Institute of Buea (BUIB), mentored by the University of Buea through a Ministerial circular No: 1601806/L/MINESUP/DDES/ESUP/SDA/OPC of February 26th, 2016.

This upgrade gave BUIB the onus to run three schools – School of Health Sciences, School of Education and School of Management Sciences. Courses offered run from Higher National Diploma (HND), Top-Up Bachelor(BSc.) programs, Direct BSc. programs and Post Graduate studies in the various schools.

OUR MOTTO: Knowledge and Service to Humanity

OUR SLOGAN: BUIB: “The Audacity to Be Different”


Our vision is that 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. We seek to provide specialized vocational skills linked to professional body requirements and labour market needs where appropriate, with strong work related emphasis.


  • Empower individuals to achieve maximum capacity through the provision of quality education at all levels.
  • Equip students with specific professional, entrepreneurial and technological skills needed to meet the challenges of the world and their changing needs.
  • Promote excellence in diversity, gender equality and create opportunities that will yield practical results and encourage self-reliance.
  • Recognize the value of cultural diversity and pave the way for intercultural communication that will enhance human socio-economic development.
  • Advance ethical and moral practice in educational, professional and civic life.


Our approach to teaching and learning recognizes the individual needs of the students within the broad context of the curriculum.  

Our methods are enquiry based learning and other student centred approaches which enable learners to develop their cognitive and psychomotor skills, as well as others skills like communication, problem solving, leadership and independent learning.


We have a dedicated team of professional staff at your service. Our educators are both experienced and academically trained individuals with a passion for their jobs. Our support staff is welcoming and ready to assist you with your personal and study needs. Together in their different capacities; they are wholly dedicated to your personal and professional development.

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