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The Charismatic International University offers its academic programs through an Accelerated Functional Discipleship and Entrepreneurial Education Curriculum (AFDEE – CURRICULUM) format incorporating on-campus learning, Online and Distance Learning studies, integrated study programs and cumulative academic program scheme. Program entry begins between October to January each academic year,. Most programs expands from 12 to 36 months.


This is the very first formal function where the students meet directly with the University management and their fellow prospective students. The Orientation programmes is usually organised for fresh students at the beginning of every academic session during which you are familiarized with various programs of the University and its operations. This programme takes place at the main Campus and other Study Centers, so as to give you the opportunity to get familiarized with the institution. The programme also affords each students the opportunity to learn about the various facilities and support services that will enhance their learning. These services include: i. Knowing the first contact points at CIU, ii. Selection and registration of courses, iii. General baseline information, guidance and counselling services, and iv. Use of ICT facilities. Perhaps, a great advantage of the orientation program is that it will also afford the fresh students the opportunity to ask questions.


a. Designed for working and very busy professionals

b. Course work completed in within specified time schedule.

c. 75% in-class instruction for all regular and on campus students.

d. Weekend format for all students for the integrated academic scheme programs from undergraduate programs to post graduate programs.
e. Thesis writing for all students for the Cumulative Academic Program Scheme. This is a scheme for aged and retired civil servants and other professionals.


Our curriculum structure is called Accelerated Functional Discipleship and Entrepreneurial Education (AFDEE) Curriculum is designed to equip students for . for an effective and functional professional lifestyle. The target of the Charismatic University is to raise godly manpower for the development of the nation and the Continent of Africa. Elements of foundational professional, entrepreneurial, moral and spiritual training are combined with courses related to the student’s Career choices and interest. Across the expanse of every students career interest and choice, additional courses like Life Skills Learning, Discipleship and Moral Education, Entrepreneurial Education, Anti-Corruption Studies, Peace Advocacy and de-radicalization Studies are embedded to produce a godly manpower and a class of professional who are development conscious and impact oriented.



Our pedagogic On Campus program is for the student looking for structure in a more traditional sense. In this program, you will be giving a curriculum and help develop your courses to break your personal paradigms and reach your maximum potential professionally, economically and in your personal life.

This involves the regular campus program that connotes attending of lectures as t when due. The management and the various faculties are on hand to make learning very inspirational and transforming. The combination of the underlying principles of student “self instruction”, (with guidance), collaborative development of curriculum unique to each student, and flexibility of time and place of study, provides, what we consider to be, the ideal learning environment. It is created with the purpose of satisfying individual needs and providing personal development for each student. Atlantic International University exists as an institution of experiential learning and nontraditional education at a distance. There are no classrooms and attendance is not required.


As an institution, we acknowledge that the act of learning is predominantly endogenous, (from within). This fact is the underlying rationale for our ” Online Distance Learning” in particular, and all of the degree programs offered by the University. Our cardinal goal for the Online Distance Learning (ODL) at Charismatic International University is to ensure that the individual needs of each are meet and provisions are made to accommodate such adult students. In relations to this all the programs from Bachelors to PhD are designed to be flexible and easy to complete. 3This programs is structures in such a manner as to encourage students to manifest and or display competency through personal and independent learning, reading and research in their field of study. As such our target at CIU is to offers educational opportunities to Cameroonians and to other adults across Africa and from around the world so that they can improve themselves and to create in them the capability for sustainable results-based performance.

Our Online Distance Learning program is designed based on ANDRAGOGY and OMNIOLOGY with the intention to encourage our team of online learners and to assist them take due advantage of all the array of resources around them globally. Online and Distance Learning is a mode of learning that is characterized by the separation of the teacher in space and or time from the learner, and enable them to exercise choice. Our uniqueness is in our Online and Distance Learning scheme with variety of programs and courses.

The Online and Distance Learning Scheme has the following features:

a. Having no constraints over physical infrastructure, CIU online courses offer a variety of options for students, meaning no matter what students wish to study, they will find related online courses or degree programs from a career certificate to a doctorate.

b. Convenience and Flexibility. Our Online courses give students the opportunity to plan their study and work simultaneously, making it a good option for students who need to balance their work and family commitments. Course material being available online, there’s no need to go to a library either.
c. Career advancement. Our students can take online courses either to complete entire degrees while working, or while in-between jobs, or while trying to raise a family or nurse a baby. Each of these, even while learning and earning creates an impression of one’s being ambitious, hardworking with ability to taking challenges.

d. Transfer credits. Credits earn during online studies are now transferable to other courses within the various departments. Students studying online while working. Who wishes to attend the regular on Campus courses during their leave period, can transfer credits earned.

3. MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS (INTEGRATED ACADEMIC SCHEME AND SHORT COURSES CURRICULUM) is designed for those already actively engaged Professional who are quite busy and unable to take up regular academic program. This is a program aimed at middle and senior level managerial staff of small to large corporates of 1 week to 4 weeks’ duration. Such programs are designed for a diverse group of seasoned executives, seeking a transformative learning experience among global peers. They are announced from time to time as per schedule on various topics in demand covering areas such as leadership, marketing& branding, effective communication, advanced management, business ethics, global business, and many more.

It is a tailor made program and are also planned as per typical requirement of an organization, addressing the key issues and training a chosen layer of managerial staff through a series of sessions where the participants are engaged in specially designed custom learning components including interactive classroom learning, management simulations, case studies, 1-1 leadership coaching, and individualized feedback assessments, managed by excellent world renowned faculties and professionals.


This scheme involves putting your years of experience in any job placement or activities into Credit Unit hours and the student will be required to write a research thesis and be awarded the degree in any of the programs from Bachelors to Doctorate. The field of study notwithstanding. It is tailored for seniors citizens who might want to further their studies even after they had served their nations for the required retirement periods.



i. For the purposes of teaching and examination, the academic year is divided into two semesters, each of approximately sixteen weeks of teaching, instructions shall be by courses.

ii. Teaching shall be done to maintain high academic Standard.

iii. Commitment to academic excellence, professional competence, entrepreneurial skills, moral and Spiritual Development of its graduates.

iv. Quality assurance measures, entrepreneurship education, leadership development, and professionalism curriculum shall be designed and be implemented throughout the University system to guarantee efficiency in the teaching and learning enterprise.

v. The main language of instruction at the University shall be English language except for foreign and National Language studies which at completion of the course, Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees can be awarded.

vi. Examination and other evaluation shall be conducted under the required standard to guarantee the credibility of the certificates awarded.

vii. Examination malpractice in highly prohibited and the practice in penalized by Expulsion. Any student found guilty of forgoing certificates, transcripts and other admission documents shall be expelled from the University.


In order to facilitate the transition from the university to the world of work, the Philosophy of the University as regards its Mission of Entrepreneurship, students for all courses will be attached to industries and other suitable scheme (SIWES). The attachment will be between for 4 or 24 weeks depending upon the programme and it is intended for the acquisition of practical skills and the experience of the concepts and knowledge acquired in the basic elements, principles and practice of the profession concerned.


All courses taken will be evaluated and a final grade given at the end of the semester.

To arrive at the final grade, the evaluation will be a continuous process consisting of some or all of the following where applicable:

i. Intra-semester exercises, Practical.

ii. Assignments and/or presentations
iii. Term papers iv. Discipleship Classes v. Attendance to Lectures vi. Entrepreneurship Exercises vii. End-of-semester examination The final grade in a course will be determined bases on continuous assessment (CA) i.e. (i) – (vi) above and the end-of-semester examination. Assessment and Evaluation are the means by which each students learning outcomes are measured against the stated learning objectives for each course and programme.

Three types of assessment are employed in this University:

(i) Self-Assessment Exercises (SAE): These are exercises you will find within each study unit of your course Materials. Although not graded, they are designed to help you assess your progress as you study.

(ii) Continuous Assessment (known as TMA): This assessment constitute 45% of your total examination score, it has to be taken before a semester examination is written.

(iii) Semester Examinations:, semester examinations are meant to assess you on the entire course at the end of a semester. The examinations constitute 55% of students’ total score in a course. Note: Students must be duly registered for each course in the semester to be eligible for the Continuous Assessment and Semester Examination.


To be eligible for the award of a degree, a student must pass all the prescribed courses and obtain a minimum of 180 Credit in a 6 year degree programme, 150 credits in a five year degree programme, 120 credits in a 4-year degree programme and a 90 credit in a 3 year programme. The first degree may be earned with honours classification or not depending upon the cumulative grade point average obtained by the student. These requirements shall apply for the award of a degree.


The Nine – fold purpose of establishing Charismatic International University are:

i. Teaching,

ii. Research,

iii. Discipleship,

iv. Entrepreneurship,
v. Leadership Development,

vi. Professionalism,

vii. Community Service,

viii. Life Skilled Learning for all and

ix. Anti-Corruption Education.

There is the carry-over value of research into teaching and vice-versa. Also, in furtherance of the objective of “relating the activities of the University to the contemporary social and economic needs of its environment.” Research work to be undertaken must have relevance to the aspirations and development needs of Cameroonians as a developing nation. The unfolding globalization has also shown, more than at any other time, that for a University to command respect within the world of learning, it must develop with the rest of the world research wise, among other things, rather than being pre-occupied with routine activities.

Arising from the above the Charismatic International University will promote research work which:

i. Has carry-over values into teaching;

ii. Has relevance to the aspirations and developmental needs of Cameroonians;

iii. Is collaborative at the national and international levels;

iv. Relevant to the needs of the organized private sector and the public sector of the Cameroon economy; and

v. Can be undertaken through the linkage programme with overseas and affiliate institutions.

In broad terms, therefore, The Charismatic International University shall fund and promote both pure and applied research works with comparatively greater emphasis on the later in tune with the development aspirations of the University. The pure research works which will attract funding from the University are those which are capable of deepening knowledge and scholarship and thereby carve a niche for Cameroon in the intellectual world. On the other hand, the University will actively encourage and fund applied research works which are problem-solving. There is no gain saying, the fact is that through such applied researches, the developmental potential of the country will be unleashed. As a practical demonstration of its commitment to the achievement of the objectives in (a) – (e) above, the amount earmarked for research work in the University budget for 10-years period (2021 – 2030) is 25% of the annual Budget of the University within this same period. Additionally, funds will be attracted for the research from other sources.


There is a need for a viable and efficient Chaplaincy for the university that will be actively involved in student campus life. The mission of the Chaplaincy is therefore to create a Christian-world atmosphere to prevent the emergence and spread of those negative and indifference tendencies; and to provide opportunities for effective nourishment and development of the spirit and the mind of both the student and the faculty staff to reflect the mindset of Christ, culminating in acceptable godly character, and in fact, a total man after the order of the status of Christ.

The educational system of our higher institutions has been so unilateral in its approach to preparing the youths towards handing the challenges of the future in the sense that it has focused only on the development of academic intelligence and skill over the years.

The Charismatic International University is a product of a heavenly vision and not a product of any board decision or group of people. It is said that we do not pursue a spiritual mandate with the energy of the flesh. The Chaplaincy is the vessel God uses to supply the spiritual energy required in the pursuit.


i. The Chaplaincy exists to create an environment that encourages spiritual growth and development as a priority and to inculcate in the members of the University community a deep sense of belonging to a godly community.

ii. To collaborate with parents to raise a new foundation for these young people to become enviable citizens of this nation, future leaders that God will use to rescue this land from social chaos, political anarchy, and economic doom.

iii. To provide a ministry of pastoral Care Services to the university community.

iv. To embark on intensive counseling services to both the students and the faculty staff for spiritual growth and development.


In furtherance of its objectives of producing high level manpower for both the public and private sectors, as well as relating its activities to the contemporary social and economic needs of its environment. The University also runs postgraduate programs which are academic in nature. The Postgraduate programs are undertaken in collaboration with some international affiliations.


1. Purpose of the degree These degree programs are intended primarily to equip persons for vocations of teaching and research or for the academic studies. The same overall aims and Standards apply to both the Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters Degrees and PhD’s and the Doctorate of Theology (Th.D.;).

2. Primary goals of the program The goals for the University to adopt for the research Postgraduate program includes:

1. a comprehensive knowledge of the disciplines of study; a competence to engage in original research and writing that advances understanding for the sake of employability and entrepreneurial purposes for the church, and society; and a breadth of knowledge in other academic disciplines.

2. The program should also enable the student to develop a sense of and a commitment to the vocation of educational and theological scholarship in its dimensions of teaching, learning, and research.

3. Learning outcomes a. The learning outcomes are: i. that are demonstrable, ii. that reflect the goals of the program, and iii. that demonstrate advanced competency in the disciplines of education and theological studies and capacity to conduct original research and writing that advances educational and theological understanding.

b. The various Faculties shall demonstrate, by direct and indirect evidence, that students have achieved the learning outcomes of the degree program, including mastery of educational and theological discipline and scholarly competence in advanced research.


1. Regular Academic Courses which involves Course – work and instructions in terms of credits.

2. Regular Postgraduate courses hold 3 times a week. A credit shall represent 15 hours of lectures or 45 hours of practical (or a proportional combination of the two).

3. Integrated Postgraduate Programs. This is done with the combination of courses. It involves courses which instead of lectures or practical consist of Seminars, Projects, Field work, Oral or Written Reports and Discussions groups, courses outline are clearly set out.

4. Graduates of the Faculty or any other approved University who achieved a lower classification of the degree of Bachelor less than a Second Class upper, may be admitted provided they satisfy the Faculty Board of Postgraduate Studies by scoring a minimum of 55% in a qualifying examination administered by the Faculty.

5. In case of the Professional Postgraduate Program, graduates of the Faculty or any other approved University in the relevant field who satisfy the Faculty Board of Postgraduate Studies by scoring a minimum of 60% in a qualifying Examination administered by the Faculty.

6. Notwithstanding the above, candidates with professional qualifications and or Ministers of the gospel with a minimum of five years post qualification experience are admissible without a qualifying Examination.

7. Candidates for the Integrated Postgraduate Programs are required to possess a degree from a recognized College or University or hold Professional qualifications irrespective of the Field of studies be it religious or secular field of academic studies.

8. Cumulative Academic Scheme which involves the putting into credit hours years of experience and thesis topics assigned to the candidates with supervisions and writing of term papers.

9. Every course are been examined by continuous assessment as determined by the Faculty Board in relation to the requirements of the University.


i. All postgraduate studies are in collaboration with our main institutions in USA.

ii. Each candidate for the affiliate postgraduate studies pays to the College for its local services which includes Registration of Courses, Payments for Course – work waivers, Thesis Supervision and other charges as may be determined by the College Board. iii. Candidates for the Postgraduate studies must register for their courses. In addition, candidates must score not less than 50% in the weighted average of the best 30 credits which must include compulsory and required courses. for their course – work waivers as may be determined by the Faculty Board. The Cumulative Academic Scheme candidates are exonerated from the course works but shall pay for such waivers.

iv. In addition, each Postgraduate candidate for the Cumulative Academic Scheme is required to submit 2 term paper Reports on topics related to their course of interest.

v. The Term Papers shall be submitted in 3 bounded A – 4 copies to the Faculty at intervals of 3 months between each Term Papers.

vi. The work of each candidate shall be examined by a panel of Examiners, consisting of the Dean of the Faculty who shall be the Chief Examiner and the Supervisor for the student’s project and few other teaching staff as may be appropriate and the External Examiner approved by the Board. In the event of a disagreement between examiners, and External Examiner’s decision shall be final.

vii. For the Postgraduate Degree Programs by course – work, candidates must satisfy examiners in both courses. The pass mark shall be 50% in all cases.


i. Candidate for the Cumulative Masters and PhD degrees, shall prepare and submit a thesis topic during the period of registration and shall pay up for the thesis supervision. The thesis shall be carried out substantially to making definite contribution to scholarship. The Title of Thesis shall be submitted through the Secretary of the Faculty Board for approval.

ii. The Candidates shall pay a valedictory fees

iii. The Thesis shall be examined by the panel of Examiners comprising an External Examiner, the Dean of the Faculty as chairman, at least one Supervisor, one Internal Examiner. Where the Dean of the Faculty is the sole Supervisor, a suitable academic staff shall be selected as a member of the panel of Examiners. There shall also be an oral defence of the thesis.

iv. Where a panel of Examiners recommends minor corrections to be effected in a thesis, subject to the satisfaction of the Internal Examiners, such corrections should be effected immediately within three weeks.

v. Six soft bound A-4 size copies of Research thesis shall be submitted to the Faculty in preparation for Oral defence. If so advised, the thesis shall be corrected in line with the decision of the panel of Examiners before a final hard-binding which must be in any colour or a spiral bounded copy