Four Cameroonian universities have been ranked among the top 10 best universities in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa (West and Central). According to the weekly Jeune Afrique these universities are Dschang (3rd), Yaounde I Ngoa-Ekelle (4th), Douala (7th) and Ngaoundere (10th).
Out of the six of the ten regions of Cameroon, Dschang is ranked third . Until 2017, university of Dschang had 32,000 students and 470 research lectures. It is directly followed in this ranking by the University of Yaounde I, born from the reform of higher education in Cameroon in 1993.
Despite this strong positioning of Cameroonian universities in the top 10 best in Sub-Saharan Africa, these institutions face many challenges on a daily basis. Like the insufficiency of amphitheatres, the problems of access to drinking water, electricity, infrastructure already obsolete in most cases, teachers who are becoming increasingly rare and refuse to go to their jobsides, when transferred, among others. All things that make life difficult for students within their campuses.
It should also be noted that the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar in Senegal was the first among the best universities in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa (West and Central).