Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BUEA, Cameroon - Sep 29, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has received a letter from the Ministry of Higher Education informing the University that will benefit from the Cameroon E-National Higher Education project.
The information was contained letter signed by the Minister of Higher Education, Professor Jacques Fame Ndongo, and addressed to the SMU founder and president, Professor Januarius J. Asongu. The letter requested the University to submit its enrollment data for the 2016/17 academic year to enable SMU students benefit from the free laptop computer program to be provided by the Cameroon government.
The project is part of the “Special Youth Plan” worth 75 billion Frs CFA (XAF) that was announced by the Head of State of Cameroon on February 10, 2016. The money will provide 500,000 free laptop computers to Cameroonian university students amounting to 50 billion Frs CFA (XAF), while 25 billion Frs CFA (XAF) will be used to construction, equipment and training of personnel at public universities in the country. Financing for this project has been provided by the Export-Import Bank of China.
“We are excited that students of Saint Monica University will benefit from the Cameroon E-National Higher Education project, which provides free laptops to Cameroonian university students,” said Ms. Regina Berka Lukong, Associate Vice President of Distance Education and Learning Resources (AVPDELR) at SMU. “SMU believes that it is important for every student to have a personal computer and had required that of all its students right from the inception of the University. This initiative of the Government of Cameroon will surely be welcomed by every SMU student.”
SMU is encouraging qualified students to enroll quickly into SMU programs at the HND as well as bachelor’s and master’s degree levels in order to benefit from this national program.
About Saint Monica University: The American International University
Founded in 2012 in the United States of America, 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 and master’s 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 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: http://www.smuedu.org or write to us at email@example.com. Source :
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