“I feel honored to receive this fellowship from IICFIP and I think the quality of education that I have received from SMU has helped me in my professional accomplishments,”
Mr. Akepe was honored by the US-based IICFIP on April 24, 2014, during the IICFIP international conference that held in Nairobi, Kenya. He was selected for his attainments in the profession of forensic investigation and auditing, as well as for the esteem in which he is held by the members of the profession. He is one of the founding members of IICFIP and the Director of IICFIP Africa, where he is responsible for the management of the institute’s activities throughout the continent.
“Mr. Akepe is a very industrious and well-focused gentleman, and we are very proud of his achievements,”
The IICFIP Fellowship is awarded to outstanding individuals with demonstrated achievements in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud professional activities. The 2014 awards were given to forensic experts from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. Apart from Mr. Linus Enobi Akepe from Cameroon, others from the country included Mr. Michael Forzeh Fossung, General Manager of Kosan Crisplant, Cameroon, and Mr. Michael Langha Ngwa of WWF Cameroon. They were honored specifically for taking the primary responsibility in promoting forensic investigation skills in Cameroon. They are currently working with IICFIP Global to create and implement an Anti-Corruption Report Card System to determine and develop "Islands of Integrity," nationwide; and to also create a Reward System for “clean” or non-corrupt leaders, businesses, and government agencies.
Saint Monica University is committed to the promotion of forensic accounting skills in the country. The university has an agreement with IICFIP to train forensic accountants and is the only Cameroonian university approved by the US-based Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to offer a course on forensic accounting. The SMU library has one of the best equipped fraud or forensic accounting resources of any library in the country.
About Saint Monica University: The American International University
Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style private Christian institution, offering 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 bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees through the School of Arts & Education (SAE), 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 University (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/