BOBE YONG FRANCIS PROPRIETOR NPUI
Mr. Francis Yong was born on 8th January, 1945 in Bamenda. Bamenda is now known as Bamenda City. He was the Proprietor of National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI), formerly named “National Polytechnic Bambui”, and which was later on renamed “National Polytechnic Bamenda”.
He attended Catholic Mission Primary School, Big Mankon. Big Mankon is in the centre of Bamenda City. After eight years of Primary School education he wrote and passed the First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) Examination which was the final examination at the end of the eight years of Primary School education at that time.
He taught, very briefly, as a pupil teacher in the same school. He started his private studies in a Secretariat and Commercial Institute in Victoria, now called Limbe, in the South West Region, Cameroon. He spent two and a half years in this institution. After this, he started writing overseas external examinations which were based in London, England. He succeeded in the following academic programmes:
- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Advanced Level
- Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Stage III London
- General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/L) London
- A Diploma in Secretarial Duties
- A Diploma from the Cameroon Government Combined Professional School in Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
- He completed Part One of the Corporation of Secretaries, London.
In July 1964, he was recruited to work in the Cameroon Public Service. He worked as a Clerical Assistant in the Cameroon Government Combined Clerical School in Buea, South West Region, Cameroon. The following year, 1965, he was admitted in the Cameroon Government Combined Clerical School in Buea. After graduation from here, he was assigned to work in the Office of the Divisional Officer in Mezam Division. He was later on transferred to the Sub Divisional Office in Bamenda where he worked as a Clerical Officer. Later on he was appointed “Liquor Licensing Officer for the Bamenda Central Sub-Division. He requested to be put on “Reserve” for two years. Finally, he retired from the Government Civil Service in 1987, after having served in the Cameroon Public Service for twenty-two years.
He then embarked on providing education for others. Based on this, he became the Proprietor of three High Schools, a Higher Professional Institution, and a school of Sports.
The schools are:
- Comprehensive High School (CHS) Bambui
- Progressive Comprehensive High School (PCHS) Mankon, Bamenda
- Kom Comprehensive High School (KCHS) Anyajua, Kom
- National Polytechnic Bambui, which was renamed in 2012 as National Polytechnic Bamenda (NPB). It is now called, since 2016, National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI).
- Yong Sports Academy Bamenda.
He was the founder and President General of the following Football Clubs:
Yong Sports Academy FC (YOSA) Bamenda, and National Polytechnic FC Bamenda.
He also attended other courses, as follows:
1969: Red Cross First Aid Teachers Course, in Yaounde, Cameroon
1971-1972: Red Cross Advanced Instructors Course in Health and Disaster Preparedness and Administration, in the University of Legon, Accra, Ghana.
1975: Red Cross Instructors Course, in Yaounde, Cameroon, organized by the French Red Cross. He was appointed Provincial Coordinator of the Red Cross in charge of training and administration in the North West Region, Cameroon.
He had other responsibilities, as follows:
- 1990-2002: He was appointed Education Secretary for Secular Private Education in the Northwest Region, Cameroon.
- He was the First Division Football Referee for 18 years, before retiring.
- He was the President General of the Belo Area Development Union (BADU) in Kom.
He was decorated by the state of Cameroon, for his services to humanity, as follows:
- 1983: Knight of Cameroon Order Of Merit
- 1984: National Sports Medal
- 1984: Officer of The Knight Of Cameroon Order of Merit
- Paul Harrison Fellowship Award, awarded by Rotary Club International, Bamenda, Cameroon.
Mr. Francis Yong was married. He had 10 children, and grand children.
In July 2013, Mr. Francis Yong left for the USA for a medical checkup and treatment. That was his last journey alive. Below is the picture of his statue, in memory of him.
Mr. Yong Jacques Achia was born on 18 April, 1975 in Nso, Bui Division, North West Region, Cameroon.
1979 – 1986: He did his Primary School education in Presbyterian School, Ntamulung, Bamenda, where he earned the First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC).
1986 ̶̶ 1991: He attended Sacred Heart College Mankon. This was a Secondary School. He graduated successfully and earned the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE O/L).
1991 ̶ 1993: The GCE O/L qualified him for the High School. Consequently, he got admitted in the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology (CCAST) Bambili. Here he succeeded and earned the GCE Advanced Level (GCE A/L) which qualified him for admission into a University.
1994 ̶ 1997: He first did his university studies in the University of Buea where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. He specialized in History/Political Science.
2002̶ 2004: He studied International Business at the Post Graduate level. This was in Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Here he earned a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business. He returned to Cameroon after his studies in Brussels and has been working as follows:
|2004-Date: Managing Director, Yong Sports Academy
2004-2013: Personnel Manager, Yong Educational Establishments
2005-Date: Managing Director, National Polytechnic FC Bamenda
2013-Date: Executive President, Yong Sports Academy Bamenda
2013-Date: Managing Director, and Member of the Management Board of:
National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI)
Managing Director of Yong’s Education Establishments, namely:
– Progressive Comprehensive High School (PCHS), Bamenda
– Comprehensive High School (CHS), Bambui
– Kom Comprehensive High School (KCHS), Anyajua, Kom
2016-Date: Member of the Board of Directors, Cameroon Professional Football League
Mr. Yong Jacques Achia speaks and writes English, French, and Dutch very well.
He is married.
His hobbies include: Reading, Watching TV, playing football, Online Research and Travelling.
Vice Chancelor (VC) – With effect from 2nd July, 2018.
Name & DOB: – Dr Christopher Apana AKOB; born on 29thMarch 1962
Marital status: – Married to Mrs Jane AKOB nee Ane, with 3 children
Dr Akob is a Cameroonian and holder of a PhD, MSc. and BSc. degrees in Agriculture with Certifications in Management, Leadership and Strategy, among others. He studied in some of the best institutions in Africa (University of Ibadan, Nigeria and University of Sierra Leone) and Cameroon (Regional College of Agriculture Bambili, and Cameroon Protestant College (CPC) Bali). He is a registered Agricultural Scientist, with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. He has published a book on “Farming Systems and Practices in Cameroon”, six research papers in Scientific Journals and served as reviewer of a number of peer reviewed Journals. He is well travelled, with a wide scope of international and local work experience.
He served as lecturer at the Regional College of Agriculture, Bambili Cameroon for over 15 years, during which he lectured Food Crop and Vegetable Production, Crop Protection and Farming Systems. Held various posts of responsibility including: Director of the institution, and Dean of Studies & Refresher Courses. He served as a pioneer lecturer, at the National Polytechnic Bambui from its inception in 1996 to 2001 when heleft for his PhD studies. He was part of the team that worked for the affiliation of NPB with OSISATECH Enugu-Nigeria, and in organizing the 1st Convocation ceremony of the institution thereof in July 1999.
After obtaining his PhD, he relocated with his family to South Africa, and was granted an exceptional skills work permit that enabled him to serve in a number of organizations asDirector of Programmes Heifer International South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Programme Manager for Heifer International, SA, and Manager of Integrated and Sustainable Livelihoods Programmes for The Valley Trust (TVT). During this period, he supervised and mentored several Agricultural Graduates, on Internship Programmes and Partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and the South Africa Department of Agriculture. Furthermore, he served as External Examiner for Food Security students at the African Centre for Food Security, School of Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He had short working/learning exchange experiences in the USA and several African countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, as well as Sierra Leone and Nigeria where he had his tertiary education.
Dr Christopher Akobreturned home from South Africa and was engaged as Lecturer and Academic Officer atBamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST) in 2016. He served as consultant to leadthe preparation and putting together all what it took for the successful Ministerial Commission Inspection and Authorization/Approval of the Higher Institute of Technology and Management (HITAM) Bamenda in 2017.Dr Christopher Akob was recently appointed Vice Chancellor of National Polytechnic University Institute (NPUI) Bamenda, Cameroon and took over Office on 2nd July 2018.
Dr Akob is a dependable, people-centred, strategic thinker who relates and works amicably with people from diverse backgrounds. Apart from professional service, he has been involved in Community leadership as member of School Governing Body (Board member) of Hillcrest High School in South Africa, Elder of his churches both in Cameroon and South Africa. Currently he is the pioneer Chairperson of his local Church (PC Ngomgham IV, Bamenda), the National President of his village development association (Oshie Cultural and Development Association – OCA), the Project Committee Secretary, Ngomgham II Quarter, Bamenda, and Chairman of Solidarity Club 97, among others.
The Registrar of National Polytechnic Institute (NPUI) is Mr. John Suh Che. His background includes his education, and work experience. After his primary school education, he attended St. Pius Preliminary Teachers’ Training College, Tatum, St. Peter Teachers’ Training College, Bambui, Cameroon, where he earned the Teachers’ Grade Three, and the Teachers’ Grade Two Certificates. He attended the Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology, Bambili (from September 1969 to June 1971) where he earned the University of London General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels in: Economics, Geography, and Pure Mathematics. After this he taught Pure Mathematics, and Additional Mathematics for three years (from September 1971 to June 1974), in St. Bede’s College, Ashing, Kom, Cameroon, when he qualified and earned the Cameroon Teacher’s Grade One Certificate. He had 4 years of teaching experience in Primary Schools, and 3 years of teaching experience in a Secondary School before continuing his education.
He then proceeded to the United States of America (USA) where he first attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Here he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Mathematics (Major) and Computer Science (Minor), a Master of Science (M. S.) degree in Management Technology, from the School of Industry and Technology of the same university. He then moved to the State of Minnesota, USA, where he gained admission to continue his studies in the Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota (U of M), Minneapolis. In U of M he earned another Master of Science (M. S.) degree in Operations Research.
On his return to Cameroon, Mr. John Suh Che worked in the Ministry of Scientific and Technical Research (MINREST) of the Cameroon Public Service. In this Ministry he first worked in one of its research institutes, IRZ / IRAD Headquarters, Yaounde, for 12 years. Here, he started, and managed the IRZ / IRAD’s Biometrics and Computer Service. He was then transferred to work in the Central Administration of the same Ministry where he worked for 4 years in the Division of Scientific Policy and Planning, as a “Chargé d’Etudes Assistant”. From here he went on retirement from the Cameroon Public Service.
From September, 2007 to present, he is the Registrar of NPUI. Besides administrative duties as Registrar of NPUI, he teaches Business Mathematics, Statistics and Probabilities.
In collaboration with the Proprietor and the staff of NPUI, he ensures that the quality of academic programs offered by the various schools that make up NPUI is of high standard, that NPUI staff and students meet the academic and moral standards required of them, and that they are always in conformity with NPUI academic rules and regulations.
Director Of Academic Affairs
ADUH Francis NGALA
Director of Academic Affairs
Tel: +237 24 37 18 906
Tel: +237 677 948 118
ADUH Francis NGALA is the Director of Academic Affairs of NPUI. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (LLB) in Law and Political Science, a Maitrise (Postgraduate Diploma) in Public Law, and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in Public International Law, and currently carrying out research on different aspects of Public law, Human Rights, and Public Administration
ADUH Francis NGALA is lecturer of law and Human Rights. He has held several administrative and teaching positions in different higher institutions of learning in Cameroon. He held the post of Acting Registrar of NPUI in 2007. He is part-time lecturer at the Bamenda University (UBa). He has been setting and marking the Cameroon Higher National Diploma (HND) examination organized by the Ministry of Higher education since 2006 up to date. He has authored the follow legal texts:
- Practical Guide to Success in Law 
- Citizenship and Fundamental Rights 
- Business Law Made Simple [ 1st and 2nd editions]
- Introduction to Civics, Government and Politics
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
• The Director of Academic Affairs works in close collaboration with
the Registrar and the Rector
• Organizes and supervise end of semester examinations,
• Coordinates the activities of the examination secretariat,
• Ensures that end of semester examinations are marked and published
• Plans and arranges admissions according to NPUI policies and
• Evaluates academic programs and suggests modifications,
• Schedules academic events to prevent overlapping and coordinates
• Initiates and coordinates research and collaboration with other
• Conducts orientation program for new students with other members
of faculty and staff,
• Promotes student participation in social, cultural, and
• Coordinate preparation and publishing of academic calendar
• Certifies all academic documents,
• May provide individual or group counseling on selection of social
activities and use of leisure time.
Madame Akob Janet (ADAA)
STUDENT AFFAIR OFFICER(S.A.O) NPB: NGONG GRACE FIEN
She is the liaison officer, acting as a link between the student body and NPUI administration. She therefore handles all students problems ensuring that they are well taken care of by the administration. As such she counsels the students, ensuring that they respect the school rules and regulations.