Vocational Training: National Exams Billed for October 24

This information was made public by the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training on Wednesday in Douala.

The Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zacharie Perevet has disclosed that the national examinations for vocational training institutions will take place from October 24 to November 23, 2018. He made the statement while presiding at the closing ceremony of a seminar to prepare for the national exams on Wednesday October 18 at the campus of the Advanced Vocational Training centre in Douala.

He said some 4500 candidates from public and private vocational training centres will take part in the said examinations. Specific measures, he said, have been taken in order to normalize this type of exams. Being the third session of the exams, the minister expressed satisfaction with the results obtained saying some 2500 apprentices have been evaluated.

“The approach has been mastered and we wish to work more in order that laureates should receive commensurate and competitive certificates”, he said. Minister Perevet also said end of course examinations for SAR/SM have been harmonized at the Regional level enabling the evaluation of the knowledge gained from training and the homologated references  for this level of training. The said examinations took place in June with close to 5000 students from these schools taking part. He said validation of experience sessions have been taking place.

For instance in August 2018 the second validation session took place for the optical trades with the participation of the National Order of Opticians noting that the experience will be extended to other sectors as the demands are numerous and concern all sectors of activity. He said theenacting of new regulatory text related to the law governing vocational training will significantly enhance the structuring of this type of evaluation. Though in its experimental phase, the measure has enabled the certification of close to 250 candidates.

The minister said his ministry has opted for excellence and reference and will progressively open up new structures like the Advanced Vocational training centre in Limbe, Sangmelima, Banjoun, Nkongsamba, Ebebda, Nanga Eboko, Douala and Edea. The ministry, he said, has adopted a competence based approach in training through the elaboration of new curriculums so as to reduce the in balance between training and employment.

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