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There have been lapses with accreditation; but numbers are not that high – University of Ghana



The Pro Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Ghana has admitted to defaulting in the accreditation of programmes run by the University.

According to Professor Gordon Awandare, administrative lapses on the part of the University and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) have resulted in the current state of affairs.

Speaking in an interview on Joy FM’s Midday News on Thursday, he stated that the lapses are not as severe as reported in the Auditor-General’s 2021 report.

He, however, failed to provide the exact number of programmes that have not been accredited.

“No, I think that the numbers are not that high but it is true that there have been some lapses in the system in terms of keeping the accreditation valid for all times and this is something that has happened over a long period of time over the years where sometimes lapses in communication between the National Accreditation Board then and now GTEC have led to some of these gaps,” he said.

This comes after the Auditor-General’s 2021 report revealed that 374 academic programmes at the University of Ghana are unaccredited.


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