Over 300 academic programmes at the University of Ghana NOT accredited: Auditor General’s report

According to the Auditor-2021 General’s report, 374 academic programs at the University of Ghana lack accreditation.

Out of the 374 courses, 14 are diploma programs, 80 are undergraduate programs, 213 are post-graduate programs without accreditation, and 67 are doctoral programs.

“We noted that the University advertised 374 academic programmes on the various web portals that had the accreditation expired or requires re-accreditation during the period under review,”

Contrary to Section 36 of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) which prohibits the operation of unaccredited courses the report indicated;  “provides that a person who runs or advertises a tertiary education programme that is not accredited; commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than ten thousand penalty units and not more than twenty thousand penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and not more than 20 years, or to both.”

The Auditor General suggested that the University’s Administration should; “expedite action for accreditation and re-accreditation of all new and expired academic programmes respectively.”

Management was also asked to “liaise with Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to take retrospective accreditations to cover all the non-accredited certificates issued to students.”

The Management has reacted to the Auditor-recommendation, General’s according to the report.

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