The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has reacted to the Auditor General’s report that only 61 of its 360 programmes are accredited.
A part of the report read, “Out of the 360 programmes run by the University, only 61 have been accredited, 190 sent to National Accreditation Board (NAB) for accreditation and re-accreditation with 109 yet to be sent to NAB for accreditation.”
In reaction, the Public Relations Officer for the University, Dr Norris Bekoe said almost all the programmes the A-G’s report talked about are before the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) pending accreditation.
“In Universities when you are starting a new programme, you will have to get an accreditation certificate before you begin the process. Once it is running, you do what we call reaccreditation.
“95% of the programmes the Auditor General is talking about are programmes we are seeking accreditation for. As I speak to you, we have submitted over 468 of those applications to GTEC. Once you submit to GTEC, you are done with your work. GTEC will have to go through your documentation, if they have queries, they raise them and then it gets corrected and the certificate is issued”, he said in an interview.
He added, “for anyone to say that those programmes are not accredited is not correct”.
Norris stated that the Auditor general needs to be oriented about the processes involved in seeking accreditation and re-accreditation.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini