The University of Ngaoundéré was born from the ashes of the University Centre of Ngaoundéré, after the wind of the 1993 university reform that blew in Cameroon, the purpose of which was to relieve congestion at the parent University, namely, the University of Yaoundé.
Located in the Adamaoua region, the Institution known as the Lake Dang Shore Institution is the only higher education institution in the region, thus serving in terms of training, the northern part of Cameroon and a good number of students from the Great South and neighbouring countries.
The University of Ngaoundéré is full of twelve institutions, including six Faculties (FALSH, FSJP, FSEG, FS, FMSBM, FSE) and six Grandes Ecoles (ENSAI, IUT, ESMV, EGEM, EGCIM, ENS) with various training paths and mainly doctoral schools. The latest graduates of the Grandes Ecoles, the School of Chemical Engineering and Mineralogical Industry (EGCIM), the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Bertoua (ENS), and the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of Garoua (FMSBM). These courses meet the requirements of the Licence Master Doctorat (LMD) system, which is the foundation of vocational training.
The University of Ngaoundéré has an ICT Development Centre (CDTIC) whose main mission is to promote the widespread use of ICT and its appropriation by the university community. It has several services including: an Internet café, a Radio-Campus broadcasting on 99.0 fm, rooms for distance learning, training, certification, development and maintenance. In addition, the Institution hosts a Francophone Digital Campus (CNF) which is the result of cooperation with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.
The institution, due to its geographical location and the dynamism of its management team, has been stamped with the seal of academic excellence. This is made possible by a dedicated, dynamic, motivated and talented teaching staff. There are 365 permanent teachers, including 70 women, 12 senior professors, 35 lecturers, 105 lecturers and 212 assistants.
In addition to the teaching staff, the University has staff who contribute to the performance of tasks in support of research and teaching. Students are not to be outdone, and they have an important part to play in this movement of activities and achievements. They benefit from an adequate working environment for studies and compensatory assistance is offered to the needy. The socio-cultural and sporting life on the university campus is animated by a host of associations and clubs where students apply their skills as much as they are trained in various other activities.
The Dang University Campus has about 25,000 students. Faced with this exponential growth in the number of employees, the many existing infrastructures are being strengthened by new ones. We can mention the buildings of the Administrative Block of the IUT, the Amphi 1000 of the FSEG, the Amphi 500 of the FALSH, the Laboratories of the Faculty of Science and others to come.
The University of Ngoundéré provides students with a University City of four buildings with nearly 500 rooms and a block of 36 rooms for doctoral students. Students also have access to a university restaurant with a brand new kitchenware. The Centre Médico Social comes to answer all medical requests and appears as one of the reference centres in the region of Cameroon’s water tower. To allow healthy emulation on the Dang campus, sports facilities that meet international standards exist. In this context, we can note a gymnasium, two sports complexes with handball and volleyball courts, two basketball courts, two tennis courts and two football fields, these facilities are permanently visited by sports students
With these assets, the University of Ngaoundéré is opening up to many projects. The ones in view are the launch of the competition for the best researcher, the creation of the education sciences course, the complete securing of the university campus, the purchase of transport buses for teachers and students, the acquisition of new and dignified equipment for sportsmen and women, the full and definitive integration of the young girl or disabled student; all things that contribute to providing a pleasant and adequate living environment for studies.
Professor Florence Uphie Chinje Melo
Rector of the University of Ngaoundéré;