The inspiration of His Lordship Bishop Immanuel B. Bushu to create the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) came on his installation day, 30th January 2007, following the request made by the people of the Diocese for a worthy Catholic Institution of Higher Learning for their siblings. By Protocol Letter No 09/01/0194 of 11th June 2009, the Minister of Higher Education granted authorization to create the University and by Decision No 10/02173/N/MINESUP/DDES/ESUP/SAC/NJE/ebm granted the authorization to start. Further, following the Minister of Higher Education’s letter No 12-11237/MINESUP/DDES/ESUP/SDA/NJ of 7th December 2015, CUIB was granted the authorization to run Master’s Programs.