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The University of Ghana has responded to claims that some of its programmes offered have expired.

Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of the school’s Academic and Students Affairs, Prof Gordon Awandare admitted that indeed some of the courses are faced with this challenge, explaining that it was a result of the bureaucratic nature of the process.

However, the institution currently working to ensure that they are renewed in the books of the Ghana Tertiary Commission, he said on JoyNews.

Prof Awandare made these comments on Newsfile on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

The latest report by the Auditor-General revealed that out of 360 programmes run by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), only 61 are accredited. The University of Ghana also has 374 of its programmes unaccredited.

This has cast doubt on the worthiness of the certificates they issue to persons who participate in such programmes.

The Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 indicates that no tertiary education institutions shall “operate
or run a programme without accreditation by the Board.”

Some UG programmes accreditation at various stages of renewal - Prof Awandare

Expressing the school’s effort in this regard, he revealed that an Accreditation desk has been created at the office of the registrar to accelerate the move.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Norris Bekoe wants GTEC to decentralise and digitalise its accreditation process.

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