Saint Monica University Establishes Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Aug 27, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has established the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which oversees the offices of Research, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Grant Management, and the Institutional Review Board. This office will be lead by Dr. Joel Wozerou Nghonjuyi Ndaleh and an exceptional staff of highly qualified researchers and assistants.

Dr. Joel Wozerou Nghonjuyi Ndaleh will be the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Research & Sponsored Programs. He holds a PhD in Veterinary/Medical Parasitology and has years of research experience. He joined SMU last year where he worked first as the Coordinator of the School of Health and Human Services before being promoted to this coveted position.

As mandated by the US government, all research institutions must have an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and SMU has had one since its inception. The IRB Chair at SMU will be Dr. Julius Agbor Takow, who holds a PhD Agriculture from Texas A&M University in the United States and has held many senior positions in the Ministry of Scientific Research. He was a founding faculty at SMU and was formerly the AVP for Students Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness is Professor Ndeh N. Ningo, who is also the President’s Technical Advisor. He was previously the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He holds a PhD Engineering and has been the Director of the College of Engineering at the University of Buea. He has over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience.

The Grants Manager is Dr. Martyn Tegha Sama, who holds a PhD in Public Health and is a State Registered Nurse. He has many years of research experience and is expected to develop and implement a plan for grants at SMU. He came to SMU from the public service where he put in over 30 years of experience.

“Saint Monica University is a teaching and applied research university and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is central to our success,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “The staff of this Office is made up of the most experienced faculty at SMU and can stand their grounds in any university, which speaks to the importance of the work they perform. Our strategic plan is to become a leading university in Cameroon by 2020 and these are the people who will ensure that we get there.”

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. With headquarters in the United States, it is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon is a leading private university in Cameroon. 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 undergraduate and graduate 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) as “Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon” 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 undergraduate and graduate diploma and 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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