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21.02.2009 Education

Unaccredited tertiary institutions face closure


The National Accreditations Board (NAB), is to close down all unaccredited tertiary institutions operating in the country.

To this end, owners of private tertiary institutions have been advised
to ensure that their schools are accredited to avoid any closure.

The Senior Assistant Secretary of the NAB, Mr Richard Kwadwo Adjei disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at a matriculation ceremony of the Pan-African Christian University College at Pomadze near Winneba.

Mr Adjei said several institutions in the country were operating
without meeting the standards of the NAB and warned that the law will be enforced to ensure strict compliance of the regulation.

He said there were 78 accredited public tertiary institutions and 48 private tertiary institutions currently operating in the country, according to their records.

He advised prospective students wishing to enter into tertiary institutions to first contact the NAB so that they can be guided into the selection of accredited schools.

Mr Adjei reminded students and the public that the certificates of such unaccredited institutions are not recognized in terms of job placement and advised students to be wary of such institutions.

He said unaccredited institutions are not well-equipped in terms of qualified teachers and basic academic inputs and therefore could not be
expected to produce the quality manpower needed for national development.