Adutwum calls for emergency meeting with Vice-Chancellors

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The running of several unaccredited programs since 2021 has prompted the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to seek an urgent meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology (KNUST).

The sector minister requested the urgent meeting in order to address the operation of several unaccredited programs at the tertiary education levels.

According to sources, the summit is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 2, 2022.

In 2021, more than 600 academic programs at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Ghana were not recognized.

The schools’ accreditation “expired or required re-accreditation during the time under evaluation,” according to the Auditor-report General’s for 2021.

According to the report, 374 of the University of Ghana’s academic programs are not authorized.

Additionally, KNUST’s 299 programs were not accredited. The 374 courses offered by the University of Ghana that were not recognized included 14 diploma programs, 80 undergraduate courses, 213 post-graduate courses, and 67 doctoral courses.

The school administration had complied with the suggestions, according to the Auditor-report. General’s

Only 61 of the 360 programs offered by KNUST were accredited; the remaining 109 programs are still awaiting certification from the National Accreditation Board (NAB), which received 190 programs for initial and re-accreditation.

The management of the institutions was advised by the Auditor-General to “expedite steps for accreditation and re-accreditation of all new and expired academic programs.”

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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