Ministry of Higher Education Re-Affirms SMU's Authority to Offer Bachelors & Masters Programs

Aug 23, 2016 Mark

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Aug 23, 2016 - The President of Saint Monica University (SMU), which is registered in Cameroon as “SMU Higher Institute,” today announced that the press release from the Minister of Higher Education confirms SMU’s authority to train students for bachelors and masters degree program. The press release only prohibits the institution from training students for PhD programs in Cameroon.

“We want to re-assure our current and prospective students that Saint Monica University has the required permit to run over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs in Cameroon,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “We are going to comply with the Ministry’s order not to train students at the level of the PhD in Cameroon.”

It should be noted that Saint Monica University is an international university with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Cameroon. While we may not be allowed to operate certain programs in Cameroon, we have the authority to do so in other countries. We currently have partnerships with multiple universities in the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, and British West Indies, where our students can earn accredited foreign degrees.

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is a leading private university in Cameroon. It is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society. We offer various certificates and diplomas as well as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP); School of Health & Human Services (SHHS); and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 15-09643/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MM authorizing SMU to offer over 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. SMU is a member of many international academic organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE), and the Talloires Network. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at

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