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NASLA Cycle C Competitive Exam

Competitive Entrance Examination for the admission of eighty (80) trainees into Cycle “C” of the National School of Local Administration.


Mindful of Law No. 2019/24 of 24 December 2019 to institute the General Code of Regional and Local Authorities;

Mindful of Decree No. 2011/408 of 9 December 2011 to organize the Government, as amended and supplemented by Decree No. 2018/190 of 2 March 2018;

Mindful of Decree No. 2018/191 of 2 March 2018 to reorganize the Government;

Mindful of Decree No. 2018/449 of 1 August 2018 to organize the Ministry Decentralization and Local Development;

Mindful of Decree No. 2020/111 of 2 March 2020 to lay down the establishment and
organization of the National School of Local Administration;

Mindful of Decree No. 20211742 of 28 December 2021 to institute the standard organization of the regional administration;

Mindful of Order No. 136/A/MINATD/DCTD of 24 August 2009 to legally enforce the standard list of council jobs;

Mindful of Order No. 490/MINFI of 21 December 2022 to specify the practical terms

and conditions for implementing competitive examination fees,



ARTICLE 1. (1) A competitive entrance examination to admit eighty (80) trainees into cycle “C” of NASLA is open for the 2024/2025 academic year.

(2) The available places are distributed as follows:

Field of Study External
Employee candidates Total
General Administration and Management of Social Policies 30 10 40
Economics and Management of Local Finances 30 10 40
Total 60 20 80


  • The programme related to the competitive examination mentioned in paragraph 1 above is appended hereto.
  • Candidates shall choose their field of study when submitting their application files.

ARTICLE 2. The entrance examination is open to all Cameroonians who fulfill the following conditions:

  1. For external candidates:
  • be a holder of the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE 0 L) in at least four papers excluding Religious knowledge, the “Brevet d’Etudes du Premier Cycle (BEPC)”, the “Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle (CAP)”, or any other recognized equivalent certificate;
  • be at least 17 (seventeen) years old and not more than 37 (thirty-seven) years old as of 1 January 2024 (born between 1 January 1982 and 1 January 2007);
  • be physically fit and in good health to effectively carry out the duties of specialized workers of Local Administration;
  • enjoy their civic rights ;
  • not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor of probity, or to have been sentenced to one of the disqualifications provided for in the Penal Code;
  1. For employee candidates (staff of regional and local authorities):
  • be a holder of the required academic certificate to apply and have at least 5 (five) years of proven professional experience;
  • attach a recruitment decision ;
  • be at most 45 (forty-five) years old as of 1 January 2024;
  • be authorized by their employer to sit for the entrance examination.

ARTICLE 3. State employees governed by the Labour Code and civil servants shall not be eligible for this entrance examination.

ARTICLE 4. (1) Registration shall be made online via the NASLA website at www.nasla cm. After validation, the form containing the candidate’s information shall be downloaded from the aforementioned site.

(2) The registration fees shall be 20,000 (twenty thousand) CFA francs for external and internal candidates, payable into NASLA account No. 0868 544 2000

25 opened at the Banque Internationale du Cameroun pour l’Epargne et le Credit, abbreviated “BICEC”.

  • Candidates shall submit their application files against a receipt at NASLA or at the Regional Delegations of the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development, except the South-West Regional Delegation.
  • Complete application files must reach the above-mentioned locations no later than 30 p.m. on Friday, 26 April 2024.
  • The application file shall comprise the following:
  • a registration form bearing a 1,500 (one thousand five hundred) francs stamp, duly filled in online and signed by the candidate:
  • 2 (two) passport-sized photographs;

a receipt of payment of the registration fees issued by a competent official of BICEC;

  • a certified true copy of the required certificate;
  • an attestation of presentation of the original of the required certificate signed by the Governor, the S.D.O., or the 110.;
  • equivalence duly issued by the Ministry of Higher Education for any certificate awarded by a foreign university;

a certificate of non-conviction issued by a competent judicial authority issued no more than 3 (three) months before the date of submission;

  • a certified true copy of a birth certificate, hand-filled or typed, signed by a competent administrative or municipal authority;
  • a medical certificate issued no more than 3 (three) months before the date of submission, issued by a physician in service in a public health facility;
  • a self-addressed envelope stamped at 1000 (one thousand) CFA francs (postage stamp);
  • for employee candidates, attach an authorization to sit for the entrance examination, issued by their employer.

ARTICLE 5. (1) Any incomplete file, late file, file containing fake or falsified documents, or documents signed at a police station shall be rejected.

(2) The list of candidates authorized to compete shall be published on the NASLA website and posted at NASLA and in MINDDEVEL Regional Delegations on Wednesday, 5 June 2024. The publication of these lists shall serve as an individual invitation to sit for the entrance examination.

Consult the full announcement here;