About Us

Created in 2015, Fotabe University (FUNIC) is pioneering the training of Entreprenurial Leaders to become change agents in the African continent. FUNIC was created out of a desire to stimulate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial leadership skills in Africans and to inspire them to stretch their imagination beyond territorial boundaries.

Fotabe University is the Umbrella Institution for two institutions: Fotabe Universal Higher Institute of Cameroon (FUNHIC) and Fotabe Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (FELA).

FUNHIC

FUNHIC is an Institution of Higher learning which seeks to solve the problem of low literacy rate, and consequently poverty especially in the rural areas of Cameroon by developing young business leaders who will create and lead change in their communities. FUNHIC is a national leader in social entrepreneurship and has been at the center of making Bamenda the most socially Entrepreneurial city in the country through the Kansas Hill initiative. Thus, it has become a natural asset for social entrepreneurship in Cameroon. For example, FUNHIC now offers a competition for social ventures in Cameroon and also hosts the annual national conference on social entrepreneurship. 

Rural areas in Cameroon are the hardest hit by poverty due to the low literacy rate. These rural areas are endowed with numerous business opportunities, especially in the domains of agriculture, transport and logistics, tourism, and food processing. Yet, poverty continues to be a big challenge, principally because of lack of a good education. It is estimated that only about 1% of students in rural areas make it to the university.

We aim to close the education gap between rural and urban areas by providing business education and training that will develop business leaders and social entrepreneurs who will create jobs for other young people in their communities.

While our focus is mostly on students from rural areas, we accept outstanding students from every part of the country and Africa.

At FUNHIC, we understand that professional higher education is an investment that most parents in the rural areas are unable to make. FUNHIC is therefore pioneering the provision of FREE higher education to students from mostly rural areas in Cameroon and the African continent.

Our institution is funded by student-managed on-campus businesses and funding from sponsors. Our focus is therefore to train young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to have a good education.

FELA

FELA  is the leading center for entrepreneurial leadership in Africa. FELA’s curriculum was especially designed to train young men and women from around the world to develop  Entrepreneurial skills, acquire concrete leadership experience, and develop positive professional abilities needed to become entrepreneurs and change their communities.

The uniqueness of our curriculum is further strengthened by the possibility it gives  students to progress from a vocational qualification to the MBA.

 OUR VISION AND MISSION

The vision of FUNIC is to see an African society where rare skills are found in common people, and where no one is unemployed or flees home because s/he is poor.

FUNIC's mission is to train 1 million men and women from across Africa by 2025, to develop their communities in an ethical and dignifying manner. Our curriculum integrates classroom learning with real life industry experience and encourages students to be imaginative, daring, but at the same time community-focused. We equip each student to be the best in their chosen field of study by employing the most engaging teaching methods by faculty members who are industry experts. FUNIC was founded by a Buea-based educationist and Entrepreneur, Fotabe Elmine