Boyo Students' Association (BOSTAS), has its roots in the defunct Kom-Bum Students Union created in 1960, following its ideological conception in the 50s.This association brought under one umbrella, Kom-Bum Students who at the time militated within the then Menchum Division. At creation, it was meant to be the Wum Students Union, conceived to bring under the same platform, students of the then Menchum Division. Things took a different twist during its constituent assembly in 1960 which was attended predominantly by elements of the Kom and Bum origin. Thus, in December 1961,the association was officially christened, Kom-Bum Students Union (KBSU).
However, the euphoria which accompanied the formation of KBSU failed to reach the following generation because the founding fathers did not ensure transition. In 1995, KBSU was rejuvenated by a cream of students of Boyo origin in the University of Buea and in the year 2000 the Union was rebaptised Boyo Students' Association (BOSTAS). This icon of unity, culture and intellectual development among the Boyo students could not be confined to Buea. In this light, other branches started sprouting in 2005, first in the university of Yaounde 1, and later Bamenda, Dschang, Soa, Douala and Kumba being the youngest, making a total of Seven Branches, home branch inclusive.