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Memorandum of Understanding between CATUC and Rosemont College

The Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC), Bamenda and Rosemont College in the United States of America have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which shall foster collaborative activities and projects in both institutions. The signing ceremony took place on July 5, 2016 and was done in both campuses via Zoom.  
According to this MoU which will go in to effect during the 2016/2017 academic year, CATUC and Rosemont College (representing African Sisters Education Collaborative-ASEC and its Higher Education for Sisters in Africa-HESA), are to create a working partnership which enables them pursue collaborative activities and projects. Specifically, the parties agree to:

1. Launch a joint Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Business Administration degree program, which will be delivered partially online and in person to educate a selected number of Catholic Sisters in West Africa;

2. Externally monitor and evaluate the program in order to incorporate the lessons learned so that it can be improved on-going;

3. Maintain regular communication, to troubleshoot and resolve any issues or problems that may need attention;

4. Enter into a long-term partnership to create, based on the results of the external evaluation of the first two pilot years of the B.Sc. Business Administration degree, additional joint academic programs with ASEC institutions in other academic disciplines;

5. Set out general roles and responsibilities and identify the work to be performed by CATUC and Rosemont College in seeking to achieve the above goals.

The Vice Chancellor of CATUC Bamenda, Rev. Fr. Michael Suh Niba signed for CATUC while the President of Rosemont College, Prof.  Sharon Latchaw Hirsh signed for his institution.

Also present for the signing were the Executive Director of ASEC,
Sister. Jane Wakahiu Ph.D; Sister Remjike Clarisse of ASEC Cameroon and some CATUC’s staff, precisely the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof. Paul N. Nkwi; the Registrar Rev. Fr. Joseph Awoh; the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences Prof. Geoffrey Akalegbere; and the Director of Cooperation Mr. Promise Aseh Munteh.

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