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About SMP

The Stella Maris Polytechnic is an Institution of higher learning own and operated by the Catholic Archdioces of Monrovia. With main campus situated on Capitol Hill in Monrovia the Polytechnic boasts of four colleges with over 2,500 enrollment.

The almost 570 graduates of the 13th commencement convocation exercises in 2012 was the largest number of graduates ever produced by the polytechnic since its establishment. Moreover, it was delightful to see that there were a number of honored students as compared to previous classes.

Stella Maris Polytechnic formerly Don Bosco Polytechnic received its Charter from the National Legislature on August 15, 1988. With the change of name to Stella Maris Polytechnic a Bill to amend the charter was presented to the National Transitional Legislative Assembly and was approved on November 18, 2005.

Stella Maris Polytechnic is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Republic of Liberia, the Commission on Higher Education in the Republic of Liberia as a founding member of the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU) it accepts the credits, (within guidelines: please see Transfer students) from Cuttington University, United Methodist University, African Methodist Episcopal University, African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, and the University of Liberia. Due to the over-crowdedness of the undergraduate school, the University of Liberia presently accepts only students from Stella Maris Polytechnic for the graduate school.

Internationally, Stella Maris Polytechnic (Mother Patern College of Health Sciences) partners with AGEH/Cologne Germany, Kyper College, Calvin College, Columbia University, USA and the Phillipan Women Universities System, Manila, and has been recognized by the Wolrd Education Service (WES) based in the United States of America.

The Nursing Program is accredited by Liberia Board of Nursing and Mid-wifery Stella Maris Polytechnic (Bishop John Collins Teacher College) partners with Ministry of Education in the production of textbooks and in the training of teachers.


Teach FM is owned and operated by the Bishop John Collins Teachers College of the Stella Maris Polytechnic, one of the five operating colleges of the Polytechnic. The station came on the air waves on July 16, 2010, which fell on the feast of our Lady of Mount Camille who is the Patroness of the station. This station is so unique in the sense that the purpose for which it was established is “Teaching”; to give the Liberian child or those who have not had the opportunity to enter the formal learning classroom to know how to read and write. By doing this, the medium used for this method is the radio. Radio is a very powerful tool that makes this process of learning easier.

Before starting its transmission, the station ran a four week broadcasts test beginning June 15th, which ran for twelve hours a day. Data collected showed that transmission and reception was clear and loud.

The station is commercial and is located on the campus of the Polytechnic on Capitol Hill. Some of the subjects taught on air from the studio are: Mathematics, Religious Education, Grammar, Civics, History, French, Sex Education, Phonics/ Reading, Spelling amongst others. You are invited to visit us at any time to see our studio.