PRLog - Aug. 21, 2014 - BUEA, Cameroon -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University in Cameroon and the US-based Sojourner-Douglas College (SDC) in Baltimore, Maryland, today announced that they have signed an articulation agreement that would ease the transfer of credits between the two universities. The articulation agreement is seen as the first step for SDC to extend its programs to Africa, while enabling SMU students in Africa to earn US-accredited degrees.
“As an American-style university based in Cameroon, Saint Monica University sees the establishment of partnerships with American universities as a matter of strategic importance,”
The mission of Saint Monica University is to improve human intellectual capital and competitiveness through the provision of high quality and efficient education services, by way of a combination of physical and virtual interactions, made available to a growing population looking for self-transcendence in life through higher and continuous education.
“The mission of this joint endeavor is to provide high quality educational programming to developing markets in the United States, in Cameroon and throughout the world at an affordable cost,” said Dr. Charles W. Simmons, President and founder of Sojourner-Douglass College. “The purpose of this strategic alliance and partnership is to provide in concert the quality, depth, breadth and sustainability of blended educational programming that neither of the Parties to this agreement is able to provide alone. Sojourner-Douglass College continues the legacy of self-determination that we began in the 1970’s. Our driving forces have remained the same: educating adults and empowering members of the community.”
The mission of Sojourner-Douglass College is to provide its students with an innovative and supportive world-class education that is accessible and affordable. This educational opportunity is available to those who are desirous of pursing lifelong learning and personal development, regardless of age, nationality or ethnic background. To accomplish this end, Sojourner-Douglass College and Saint Monica University will ensure that its educational opportunities will be of the highest quality, with ethical values at its core, and will be career-centered in its nature, intercultural in its focus and global in its scope. Sojourner-Douglass College believes that those who complete its programs will be able to lead, participate fully and prosper in the global marketplace of education, healthcare and international commerce.
About Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sojourner-Douglass College (SDC) is a 40-year old community-oriented institution born out of a commitment to serving underserved populations in Maryland, the USA and throughout the world. SDC is dedicated to the principles of targeting historically underserved communities in the USA and throughout the world. The institution is committed to providing quality higher education opportunities to high school graduates and mature students. The primary objectives of Sojourner-Douglass College are to provide purpose-oriented degrees, to help students advance their personal development, to enhance their employment opportunities and to expand on their career choices through higher education. Sojourner-Douglass College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to award baccalaureate and Masters level degrees. Moreover, Sojourner-Douglass College offers a variety of courses and programs, including, but not limited to, Business Administration, International Banking and Finance, Accounting, Nursing and Management Information Systems. These programs are offered in three primary delivery modes: 1) onsite 2) online and 3) blended online-onsite delivery. For more information about Sojourner-Douglas College, visit our Website at www.sdc.edu.
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 Universities (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/