In conformity with the provisions of Law nᵒ005 of 16 April 2001 on the orientation of higher education in Cameroon, AGENLA ACADEMY is a university institute placed under the authority of the Minister of Higher Education by decision Nᵒ 13/0410/MINESUP/SG/DDES of 10 September 2013 of the Cameroon Minister of Higher Education which created AGENLA ACADEMY. At the time it was created, AGENLA ACADEMY comprised many specialisations in a wide range of academic disciplines. AGENLA ACADEMY was then restructured in December 2018 in accordance with the terms of correspondence 18-10519/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/GA of 17 December 2018 from the Minister of Higher Education, who changed its denomination into “Sub-regional Bilingual University Institute – AGENLA ACADEMY, Yaounde”. The new Academy was composed of four major schools offering training in several disciplines:
On this website, the Sub-regional Bilingual University Institute – AGENLA ACADEMY, Yaoundé is referred to as the University.
The University is managed as an autonomous business. It complies with the regulation in force by operating under the supervision of the following State universities: the University of Yaoundé I (National Polytechnic School of Yaoundé), the University of Yaoundé II; the University of Ngaoundere (The School of Geology and Mining Engineering of Meiganga); the University of Maroua (The National Polytechnic School of Maroua and the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering of Kaele).
The University equally facilitates cultural, sports and social activities for faculty, students and administrative personnel.
The University intends to promote the concept of an international and professional university in Africa.
The mission of the University, therefore, is to prepare future graduates for effective and operational/practical jobs that are aligned with the needs of the business world. Training here is done within the specialized training pools of the University in accordance with the requirements of the profession, while ensuring that graduates learn the skills required for international jobs.
The University comprises 04 major schools, with each one being at the core of training in a particular domain including: engineering, social sciences, commerce and management, health sciences and audiovisual media.
Each School proposes a course programme leading to the following diplomas: BTS, HND or the diploma of healthcare technician, professional Bachelor’s Degree or Professional Master’s Degree. To these diplomas, there are equally opportunities for the continuing professional development of company workers and administrative staff.
Each of the four training pools significantly benefits from the assistance of a group of business partners. These businesses cooperate with the School on the basis of a well-defined partnership: the participation of representatives of partnering business organizations in the entrance exam, a contribution to the quality of training through positive testimonies of company representatives about the high training standards in the school, the animation of a Chair within the School which will be in charge of pre-recruitment, then recruitment of graduates of the School, the participation of company workers and administrative staff in continuing professional development programmes offered by the School, as well as the contribution of the company to the funding of the School.
Each of the four training pools works in close collaboration with one or several application companies where students can apply what they learn in classrooms, and where both faculty and students can engage in research and innovation activities. These application companies also have the mission to contribute to the funding of their training pools with the aim of generating resources that allow the School to realize its missions.
Application companies are self-reliant and sustainable organisations. They report their economic and administrative performance to the University Board of Directors, notably during extraordinary sessions aimed at addressing issues related to application companies.
Practicing companies are often grouped in a pool of application companies that seeks solutions to the companies’ challenges, under the authority of a Coordinator.
The University equally has a business incubator offering a variety of support services to start up businesses. This incubator is open to students of different Schools who are invited to consider entrepreneurship as the best method of professional integration, and to teachers, administrative staff and external project leaders.
Each of the Schools has several development councils composed of professionals or representatives of partnering business organizations :
These various provisions reveal a great deal of the uniqueness of the pedagogic project of the University which leads students to develop a spirit of entrepreneurship and gives a professional dimension to their training. This project essentially takes from the existing governance system of the University.
The University will have about 1000 students at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.