The Pan-African University Institute of Governance, Human and social sciences is hosted by the University of Yaoundé II- Soa, which is one of the 8 State Universities of Cameroon. Created in 1993 by Presidential decree, this University is situated some 20 kilometres from Yaoundé, the political capital. The University is built on three (3) sites: the Soa campus comprises the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS) and the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM); the Ngoa-Ekele campus which comprises the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) and the Cameroon Institute of International Relations (IRIC) in Obili.
The University of Yaoundé II emerged from the former University of Yaoundé, founded in 1961, and specializes in the teaching and research of social sciences through two branches: Economics, Law and Political Sciences, and Communication and Information Technologies. The university counts with a student body of nearly 30,000, as well as 316 teachers and 480 administrative staff.
The Governance Institute has a documentation room in the main building. It is a library in creation. It contains 108 books of which 95% is in the French language and 5% in the English language, 175 defended internship reports, (98 by men and 77 by women), 171 dissertations (113 by men and 68 by women), 13 theses defended (12 in English and 1 in French of which 2 by women and 11by men).
The documentation room doubles as a reading room. Students can work when they are not in class. They may as well borrow theses, internship reports, and defended dissertations. For now, the borrowing of books is only on exceptional circumstances.
165 women have been trained at the Institute of Governance since its creation
16 in the 1st batch, 24 in the second, 24 in the 3rd, 36 in the 4th, 27 in the 5th and 38 in the 6th
A where does one lodge in Soa?
Living around the University area in Soa is ideal for first year students of the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLPS) and those of the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM) as well as for students of thePan-African University Institute of Governance, Human and social sciences. For students of the Schools and those in the Masters cycle the Ngoa-Ekele campus (Yaoundé) is ideal.
The cost of rooms is homologated by the special Brigade in charge of lodging presided over by the Soa Administrative authorities. These may vary between 7000 F CFA (11 euros) and 35000 F CFA (40 euros) per month depending on access and comfort.