REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN
Paix – Travail -Patrie
(Peace – Work – Fatherland)
MINISTEREDE l’ENSEIGNEMENTSUPERIEUR(MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
SECRETARIAT GENERAL(SECRETARIAT GENERAL)
To LAUNCH THE COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION INTO FIRST YEAR OF THE HIGHER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (NAHPI) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BAMENDA AND TO FIX THE NUMBEROF PLACES A VAILABLE FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMICYEAR.
THE MINISTEROF STATE, MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION,
HEREBY ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1: A competitive entrance examination is hereby launched [or admission of students into the first year for the award of bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) and subsequently the Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng) of the National Higher Polytechnic Institute of The University of bamenda for the 2019/2020 academie year in the following programmes:
Article 2: The competitive entrance examination Is opened to Cameroonians of both sexes. Applicants for admission must have the following general requirements (please if awaiting results also see article 4 below):
a)General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with pass in science subjects (including Mathematics) and English Language or an English Language Proficiency Test, and GCE Advanced Level with pass in at least two science subjects. Religious Studies is not considered. A Pass in Mathematics at GCE Advanced Level is required for candidates without a pass in Mathematics at GCE Ordinary Level.
b)Technical GCE Ordinary Leve! with a pass in Mathematics and English Language or an English Language Proficiency Test, and Technical GCE Advanced Level with a pass in at least two relevant subjects. A Pass in Mathematics at Technical GCE Advanced Level is required for candidates without a pass in Mathematics al Technical GCE Ordinary Lever
c)Probatoire C, E), E, Fl, F2, F3, F4, MISE and TIC; with a pass in Mathematics and English Language or an English Language Proficiency Test, and subsequently a Baccalaureat with pass in at least two relevant science subjects. A Pass in Mathematics at Baccalaureat is required for candidates without a pass in Mathematics at Probatoire.
d)Any other certificates recognized as equiva!ent by the Ministry of Higher Education
A pass at the GCE Advanced Level or Baccalaureat in the following specialty subjects or series associated to the relevant programme would be an advantage, but this is not eliminatory:
Article 3: The applicatio file shall comprise the following documents:
•A registration form duly filled by the candidate to be collected either from the Office of the Director of the National Higher Polytechnic lnstitute in Bambili or from Regional Delegations of Secondary Education or downloaded from the website of the University of Bamenda: http://www,uniba-edu,cm or the Ministry of Higher Education: www.mlnesup.gov.cm
•A certified true copy of birth certificate dated not more than three (03) months;
•A medical certificate issued by a State Medical Practitioner dated not more than three (03) months;
•A certified true copy of GCE O/L or Probatoire or equivalent diplorna dated not more than three (03) months;
•A certified true copy of GCE A/L or Baccalauréat or equivalent diploma dated not more than three (03) months;
•Certified true copies of Transcripts or GCE O/L or Probatoire and GCE AIL or Baccalauréat.
•A receipt (original copy) upon payment of twenty thousand (20,000) FCFA as non-refundable registration fees into the account or NAHPI delivered by UBA Bank using the following bank code 10033, branch code 05204, and account number 0400400009038. No other form of pavment is accepted;
•Four passport-size photographs;
•One self-addressed large envelop bearing a 400 francs CFA postal stamp:
Article 4: Registered candidates who are awaiting the results of certificate cxaminations prescribed in Article 2 shall be admitted, if successful in the competitive entrance examination, only on presentation of the certified true copy of the result slip of their GCE AIL results or the transcript 01 Baccalauréat obtained in 2019 on the day of the written examination at the latest.
Article 5: Complete application files should be submtted at the Office of the Director of the national higher Polytechnic Institute in Bambili or Regional Delegations of Secondary Education in Barnenda, Yaounde, Douala, Bafoussam, or Buea only, or at the Ministry of Higher Education on or before August 23, 2019. Late or incomplete application files shall be rejected.
Article 6: Only candidates who have submitted complete application files within the deadline will be allowed to write the exams. They are requested to come along with their National Identity Cards, which must be presented to the examination authorities.
Article 7: Candidates for the entrance examination into the first year must not be above 25 years by the 15th of January2020.
Article 8: The examination will take place on the 31st of August2019 ln the following Centres only: Bafoussam, Bambili, Buea,, Douala, and Yaoundé.
Article 9: The competitive entrance examination shall be organized as follows:
Article10: The assessment of the competitive entrance examination shall be as follows:
•Paper 1: 30/100
•Paper 2: 30/100
•Paper 3: 10/100
•Study of files: 30/100
Article 11: The study of files will take into consideration the following:
a)The grades obtained in GCE O/L and GCE A/L or the averages obtained in Probatoire and Baccalauréat
b)Age of the candidate
c)Duration of Secondary School Studies
d)The specialty subjects passed at GCE A/L or Baccalauréat
(1)The syllabus is that of GCE-A/L Lower and Upper Sixth science subjects for candidates of the Anglophone sub-system or Première and Terminale scientific and technical series mentioned “above for candidates of the Francophone sub-systern. Candidates for the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering will write but O/L Mathematics.
(2)There will be no oral examination.
Article 13: A jury designated by the competent authority shall prepare the list of successful candidates per programme by order of merit and submit it in strict compliance to the Minister of State. Minister of Higher Education for publication.
Article I4: Successful candidates shall report to the National Higher Polytechnic Institute for registration formalities within fifteen (15) days following the date of publication of the final results. Candidates who fail to comply with this requirement as need arise shall be replaced by those on the waiting list following the order of merit, through a press release published by the Minister of State. Minister of Higher Education on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Barnenda.
Article 15:- Successful candidates, who obtain a Bachelor of Engineering of the National Higher Polytechnic Institute of The University of Bamenda after four (04) years of successful studies qualify for enrolment into a one year Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) programme if they proceed immediately.
Article 16: The Vice Chancellor of The University of Bamenda, the Director of the national Higher Polytechnic Institute. the Dircctor of University Accreditation and Quality or the Ministry of Higher Education are each in his/her own sphere, responsible for the implementation of this Order which shall be registered and published in English and French wherever necessary.