Best Professional Schools In Cameroon

Best Professional Schools In Cameroon

A professional school in Cameroon is a higher-level school (after the GCE A/L or BAC), or college which trains students to obtain a skill set in a given field. At the end of their studies, students are expected to be able to perform and complete tasks in particular domains. This is unlike the graduate schools, which rather train their students using an academic & research-based approach.

Introduction

There is an inexhaustible list of professional schools in Cameroon. Students are admitted into the major professional schools in Cameroon by the means of a competitive entrance examination. A competitive examination is one which when written, the candidates are ranked according to their scores, and only the top ranking candidates are selected. These top ranking candidates are those who are then said to have passed the examination. These examinations could either be national (e.g. into the schools of medicine) or internal (e.g. into the teacher’s training colleges).

What is the importance of knowing the professional schools in the country?

A lot of students (and probably their parents too) are sometimes confused clueless about what to do after they obtain their GCE advanced level or baccalaureate certificates.This is often because they are unaware of the various opportunities which could be exploited. This article is meant to address these issues by giving an idea of the many opportunities out there. Knowing some of these professional schools obviously makes decision making a lot easier. At the same time, it allows room for much better decisions to be taken. As we all know, things are better done when planned, and also, the acquisition of information is somehow, the beginning of planning.

List of Professional Schools In Cameroon

A definitive list of all the professional schools in Cameroon cannot be provided, as the list is inexhaustible. However, the few schools which feature on our list, happen to be among the best professional schools in the country at the moment. Also, since the purpose of this article is only to provide a list of professional schools, we have not ranked them in any way.

SN

Name of School/Faculty

University

Location

1

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

University of Yaoundé I

Yaoundé

2

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Buea

Buea

3

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Douala

Douala

4

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Bamenda

Bamenda

5

School of Health and Medical Sciences

Catholic University of Cameroon

Bamenda

6

Higher Institute of Medical Technologies

 

Nkolondom

7

Higher Institute of Health Sciences

Université des Montagnes

Bangangté

8

Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Dschang

Dschang

9

Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

University of Ngaoundéré

Garoua

10

National Advanced School of Engineering

University of Yaoundé I

Yaoundé

11

National Advanced School of Public Works

 

Yaoundé

12

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

University of Buea

Buea

13

National Advanced School of Engineering (formerly Faculty of Industrial Engineering)

University of Douala

Douala

14

College of Technology

University of Buea

Buea

15

College of Technology

University of Bamenda

Bamenda

16

National Advanced School of Post and Telecommunications

 

Yaoundé

17

Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences

University of Dschang

Dschang

18

School of Geology and Mining Engineering

University of Ngaoundéré

Meiganga

19

School of Sciences and Veterinary Medicines

University of Ngaoundéré

Ngaoundéré

20

Higher Teacher’s Training College

University of Yaoundé I

Yaoundé

21

Higher Teacher’s Training College

University of Maroua

Maroua

22

Higher Teacher’s Training College

University of Bamenda

Bamenda

23

Higher Teacher’s Training College

University of Ngaoundéré

Bertoua

24

Higher Technical Teacher’s Training College

University of Bamenda

Bamenda

25

Higher Technical Teacher’s Training College

University of Douala

Douala

26

Higher Technical Teacher’s Training College

University of Buea

Kumba

27

Higher Technical Teacher’s Training College

University of Yaoundé I

Ebolowa

28

Advanced School of Mass Communication

University of Yaoundé I

Yaoundé

29

Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters

University of Buea

Buea

30

International Relations Institute of Cameroon

University of Yaoundé I

Yaoundé

31

National School of Administration and Magistracy

 

Yaoundé

Now that we know a few professional schools in Cameroon, the next question we should be asking ourselves is – how to get into a professional school in Cameroon. This question shall be briefly answered in the following section.

How to get into a professional school in Cameroon

In order to get in to most professional schools in Cameroon, the candidate is required to pass a competitive entrance examination. These entrance examinations are launched and written every year. During the launching of these examinations, a document is usually released which states the requirements that must be met by the prospective students. The candidates are then given time to sign up for the examination, and also time to prepare for the said exam. Next after the exam is written, the results are processed and the top best students are selected as successful candidates.

How to prepare for a competitive entrance examination

Most undergraduate competitive examinations are based on the syllabus covered in high school. The first and most important thing to do when preparing for a competitive examination is to thoroughly study the entire syllabus of the exam. Based on observational statistics, higher success rates tend to be recorded when candidates study in groups. The most effective of these groups are the preparatory classes. The preparatory classes are usually organized by students and ex students of the respective institutions. They drill the students in the various sections of the examinations, and also help them with difficulties they might be facing. One of such organizations is the Model Initiative of Africa (MIA) who have within the last few years helped thousands of students get into professional schools in Cameroon.

Conclusion

We hope that someone out there finds this article useful. We shall constantly keep updating the list. We’d appreciate any contributions, so please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas with us.

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