PRESS RELEASE

The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife hereby informs the general public, staff of his ministry, public and semi-public enterprises, forest companies, Cameroon-based forest-related NGO’s, and individuals wishing to undergo training or retraining in forestry, that the competitive entrance examination into the National Forestry School Mbalmayo will be conducted on the 01, 02 and 03 August 2018 in the following centers: Lycée Général Leclerc Yaoundé and the Garoua Wildlife School.

The following cycles and number of places are available:

- Assistant Forestry Technician (ATEF)           : 75 places ( 05 internals)

- Forestry Technician                 (TEF)               : 75 places ( 05 internals)

- Senior Forestry Technician     (TSEF)            : 75 places (05 internals)

1- CONDITIONS OF ELLEGIBILLITY:

The competitive entrance examination is open to Cameroonians and foreigners of both sexes who fulfill the following conditions:

1.1. EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

1.1.1 Assistant Forestry Technician Level:

Be a holder of the BEPC or GCE O/L in at least three subjects or an equivalent certificate. Age required, 17 to 29 years.

1.1.2 Forestry Technician Level:

Be a holder of either the ‘‘Probatoire (C, D, E)’’, GCE A/L in at least one science subject, the ‘’Probatoire Technique or Brevet des Techniciens’’ in Wood Industry or Logging (IB, EF) or an equivalent certificate. Age required, 17 to 32 years.

1.1.3 Senior Forestry Technician Level:

Be a holder of either the Baccalauréat (C, D, E), GCE A/L in at least two science subjects, the ‘‘Baccalauréat Technique or Brevet des Techniciens’’ in Wood Industry or Logging (IB, EF) or an equivalent certificate. Age required, 17 to 32 years.

1.2- INTERNAL CANDIDATES (State employees and the forestry profession):

1.2.1- Assistant Forestry Technician Level:

Be a Forestry Technical Assistant (ATAEF) or agricultural technical assistant (ATAA) with at least two (2) years professional experience. Be at most 45 years on the date of the examination.

1.2.2- Forestry Technician Level:

Be a holder of an Assistant Forestry Technicians certificate (ATEF) or an Agriculture Technicians Certificate (ATA) or an equivalent certificate with at least two (2) years professional experience. Be at most 50 years on the date of the examination.

     1.2.3- Senior Forestry Technician Level:

Be a holder of a Forestry Technicians certificate or Agriculture Technicians certificate with at least two (2) years professional experience. Be at most 50 years on the date of the examination.

NB: (1) For Cameroonian civil servants, in conformity with article 13 sub 2 of decree

N° 2000/696/PM of 13 September 2000 laying down the general principles for government competitive examinations, only civil servants that have worked effectively in their respective grades as of the 1st of January in the year of the competitive examination for 5 years shall be allowed to take part in this professional competitive examination for their reclassification in the Public Service.

      (2) Foreign candidates not resident in Cameroon and who fulfill the above conditions (qualification and age) may be admitted upon examining the files they would have forwarded to the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife through their respective embassies or diplomatic missions in Cameroon. They should specify the source of funding to cover their expenses in Cameroon (State, public or private organization, NGO, Family, or other sources).

2- CANDIDATES FILE

    Candidates’ complete files should be deposited at the in-coming mail office of the ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, ground floor of ministerial building N° 2, or at the Wildlife Specialist School in Garoua in the office of the Head of service for Administration and Finance, latest 29 June 2018 at 3:30 pm. The file should comprise the following documents:

  • A registration form that can be downloaded from MINFOF’s web site www.minfof.cm/concours-enef-2018 or collected from the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife when depositing your documents;
  • A stamped hand writing application addressed to the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, specifying the cycle requested and the writing center;
  • Three recent color passport- size photographs (4x4);
  • A certified copy of the required certificate;
  • A certified copy of birth certificate signed by an administrative or municipal authority;
  • A medical certificate of fitness for forest work not more than three months old and signed by a medical doctor working with the administration;
  • An extract of the candidate’s criminal record not more than three months old;
  • A certified copy of ATAEF, ATAA, ATEF, ATA, TEF or TA testimonial for internal candidates;
  • A certificate of effective presence duly signed by the candidate’s boss (for internal candidates);
  • An authorization signed by the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms for internal candidates;
  • Integration decision for internal candidates;
  • A signed authorization and letter of sponsorship from public or semi-public establishment, forest company and NGO for their candidates;
  • An authentic receipt attesting the payment of the examination fee of ten thousand francs (10 000) FCFA for external candidates and twelve thousand five hundred francs (12 500) FCFA for civil servants, candidates from public and semi- public enterprises, forest companies and NGOs.

NB: The examination fee mentioned above shall be paid against a receipt while submitting candidate’s files toMadame MOUKOURI Marie Noël, Mle 753533-Z, support staff at the Education Unit of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, ministerial building n° 2, room 1732 at the 17th floor, for candidates wishing to submit their files in Yaoundé or to the Head of Service for Administration and Finance in the Garoua Wildlife Specialist School for those who wish to submit their files in Garoua.

3- EXAMINATION SYLLABUSE AND TIMETABLE

3.1- Written part:

3.1.1 Cycle C: Assistant Forestry Technicians

Dates Schedule Subject Time allowed Coefficients

Wednesday

01/08/2018

8H00 – 10H00 Mathematics 2H 3
10H30 – 12H30 Natural or Physical Sciences 2H 3
13H – 14H Language 1H 1
14H30 – 16H General Knowledge 1H : 30M 3

3.1.2- Cycle B1: Forestry Technicians

Dates Schedule Subject Time allowed Coefficients

Thursday

02/08/2018

8H 00– 10H00

Natural or Physical Sciences 2H 5
Forest Sciences 2H 5
10H30 – 12H30 Mathematics 2H 5
13H – 14H Language 1H 1
14H30-16H General Knowledge 1H : 30M 3

3.1.3- Cycle B2: Senior Forestry Technicians

Dates Schedule Subject Time allowed Coefficients

Friday

03/08/2018

8H– 10H Mathematics 2H 5
10H30 -12H30 Natural or Physical Sciences            2H 5
Forest Sciences 2H 5
13H00 – 14H30 General Knowledge 1H : 30M 4
15H00 – 16H00 Language 1H 2

The examination syllabus shall be that of the O/L for the Assistant Forestry Technician level, lower sixth science for the Forestry Technician level and A/L sciences for the Senior Forestry Technician level for General Education and O/L and A/L Technical Education in Wood Industry.

External candidates shall be tested in Natural or Physical Sciences while internal candidates and candidates considered as such as well as graduates in forest-wood industry shall be tested in Forest Sciences.

NB: When we talk of Forest Sciences we mean: basic forest sciences (forest ecology, botany, and dendrometry), sylviculture, forest exploitation, wood industry, fish-farming, wildlife and hunting.

Language papers shall comprise a test of English for candidates who studied in the French language and French for candidates who studied in the English language. It should be noted that this is not a bilingual test.

3.2- Oral part

The oral part of the examination shall be conducted from the 19th to the 21st of September 2018 at the Mbalmayo National Forestry School only. The oral test, which shall be assigned a coefficient of two (2), shall consist of a 15 minutes’ chat with the jury and only candidates who pass the written part shall take part in the orals.

There will be an aptitude test that will be conducted before the orals by an accredited medical personnel in Mbalmayo.

3.3 Publication of results

The written part of the competitive entrance examination and the final results shall be published by the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife. /-                                            

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