Saint Monica University Receives British Accreditation

ASIC Awards SMU Commendable Grades in Multiple Areas of Operation
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June 19, 2014 - PRLog -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has received full institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) – a British-based independent accreditation agency recognized by the Government of the United Kingdom. In addition to meeting the accreditation standards in all areas of operation, SMU was commended for its excellence in the areas of Management & Staff Resource; Learning & Teaching (Course Delivery); Student Welfare; and Marketing & Recruiting.

“Saint Monica University was designed to be a pacesetter on the higher education landscape in Africa and our accreditation by ASIC attests to our excellence,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “We are very proud of our accomplishments and it should be noted that SMU is just the second university in Africa to receive this British accreditation and the only in Cameroon. We received commendable grades in four of the six grading areas of operation and in two sub-areas dealing with health and safety issues. I want to thank all members of the SMU community – regents, administrators, faculty, staff, and students – for their contributions in making this accreditation possible.”

ASIC is an independent body specializing in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organizations and online and distance education providers worldwide. “Our mission is to examine the institution as a whole along with the content and delivery of the courses and ensure that the required standards are being met,” said Mr. Maurice Dimmock, Chairman of ASIC. “Accreditation by ASIC will boost the profile of your institution and confirm that it meets high standards of education, welfare and good practice. Our international accreditation will reassure students, parents and agents that your institution is a good choice, and that you will provide them with professional teaching, valuable qualifications and a positive learning experience.”

In announcing the award of accreditation, Prof. John Wilson, Head of Accreditation at ASIC noted that “Saint Monica University has several Areas of Strength and Good Practice” and urged SMU to continue to strengthen all areas of its operation. “ASIC accreditation is not simply a one-off award and we are not only about policing education institutions. We are dedicated to developing productive, long lasting working relationships jujmg with institutions and working with them continuously to ensure ongoing, consistent quality over the long term.”

According to the ASIC Chief Accreditation Inspector, Dr. Lawrence Watson, “When carrying out an inspection, we are extremely thorough and take many different factors into account, including the health and safety of the premises, the resources available to staff and management, the delivery of the course material itself, the welfare of the students, the qualifications and awards offered by the institution and the marketing and student recruitment procedures. Each of these areas are graded and considered when we are deciding whether or not to award accreditation.”

Apart from Britain, ASIC have accredited and are currently accrediting institutions in Australia, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Denmark, France, Iran, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Singapore, Switzerland, USA and Vietnam. Amongst others, ASIC is recognized by United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA, and is a member of the British Quality Foundation.

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 doctoral 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/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 14/01319/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/OAGS authorizing its operation. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at

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