Recycling courses may be required by a worker to meet up with the new industrial techniques to bring his professional knowledge up to date. Section 32 (f) and 91 of the labour code state that the worker’s contract of employment shall be suspended for the duration of such course or courses. These courses are often considerably short duration courses. Section 91 of the Cameroon labour code provides for not more than 18 days and are provided for by both legislation and collective agreements. Any duration longer than this period will be subject of study leave to be agreed upon mutually by the parties.
It is not in all situations that the employer chooses the employee to go on a course. If it is the decision of the employer, he will be liable to pay the wages of the employee during the period of training as it is beneficial to the employer. This is not the case where it is the sole decision of the worker to have the training.