The full list of both accredited and unaccredited programmes run by two of the top public universities in the country is available on the website of the Ghana Tertiary Commission (GTEC.).
Myjoyonline accessed the list following the Audit Service’s release of its latest report which revealed that over 600 programmes run by the two leading universities are without accreditation.
Out of 360 programmes run by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), only 61 are accredited. The University of Ghana has 374 of its programmes unaccredited.
This casts doubt on the worthiness of the certificates they issue to persons who participate in such programmes.
Checks by myjoyonline with the Director-General, Dr. Mohammed Salifu confirmed that the published list is up to date.
“It’s updated after every Board meeting. The list is current as at the last Board meeting held in June,” he wrote in response to our question.
“A lot more programmes have been cleared by the Accreditation Committee of the Commission, but it needs to go before the Board for approval at its meeting on September 15,2022,” he added.
For KNUST, accreditation for programmes including B.A. Political Science, B.A. Sociology, B.Sc. Computer Engineering, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Mathematics, MPhil Political Science, MSc Mathematics PhD English, PhD Sociology have expired.
Whereas, PhD Law, PhD Geomatic Engineering, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, MSc. Audiology, BSc. Materials Engineering, BSc. Ceramics Technology are accredited.
Some of the unaccredited programmes at the University of Ghana include; B.A. Sociology, Diploma in Environmental Health, M.A. Communication Studies, M.A. HIV and AIDS Management, Ph.D. Accounting.
While Ph.D. Statistics, PhD French, Master of Public Health, B.A. Chinese, Bachelor of Laws(LLB) are accredited.
Meanwhile, authorities of the two universities have blamed administrative lapses on the opart of GTEC for the unaccredited status of some of the programmes they offer.
This has been challenged by Dr. Salifu who has asked them to stop the blame game and do the needful.
In a related development, President Akufo-Addo has charged GTEC to ensure the maintenance of the highest standard of integrity and quality in the schools.
According to the President, this will ensure that the country’s human resources meet the international criteria of tertiary education.