Information on the registration regulations for law studies at the Université de Yaoundé, and on whether a person can still be a registered student if she or he deliberately did not take courses in one or two trimesters or failed courses during the three-year law studies program [CMR19069.E]

Information on whether a student who failed her/his law examinations at the Université de Yaoundé would remain a registered student at the university is currently unavailable to the DIRB in Ottawa.

However, according to the educational counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon in Washington, DC, in order to register in law at the University of Yaoundé, a person must have completed his or her secondary school education and received the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) if anglophone, and the Baccalauréat if a francophone (2 Dec. 1994). The counsellor indicated that a student can withdraw for any period during the law studies program and remain a registered student. As a student, a person only needs to have the required credits to graduate (ibid.). The DIRB is unable to corroborate this information at the present time.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon, Washington, DC. 2 December 1994. Telephone interview with educational counsellor.