More than 600 programs at KNUST and UG are not certified- Auditor General

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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.

Out of the 374 courses offered by the University of Ghana but not accredited, 14 were diploma programs, 80 were undergraduate courses, 213 were graduate courses, and 67 were doctoral courses.

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

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 Auditor-General suggested that “expedite action be taken for accreditation and re-accreditation of all new and expired academic programs, respectively” by the University’s Management.

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) requested that KNUST “liaise with them to take retroactive accreditations to cover all the non-accredited diplomas issued to students.”

In order to avoid NAB sanctions, the Auditor-General advised the school to discontinue offering programs that were not accredited.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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