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    GTEC to be dragged before PAC over delays in accrediting tertiary programmes

    The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, James Klutse-Avedzi has hinted that the Committee is contemplating on inviting the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) which is merger of the erstwhile National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and National Accreditation Board (NAB) together with the Universities to find solutions to the undue delay of accrediting new programmes or renewal of existing ones.

    Mr Klutse-Avedzi made this known when the Committee began its Second Zone Public Hearing in Sunyani to consider the Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana – Technical Universities and second cycle institutions for the year ended 31st December 2021 and the Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana.

    Mr Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed, the MP for Tamale Central and Dr Clement Apaak, the MP for Builsa South both members of the Committee vividly expressed their concerns about the delay of issuing accreditation of programmes in the Universities which at the end they believe affects students who have already completed schools and want to use their certificates for further studies or seek for jobs.

    These issues came up when the Director of Finance, Registrar, Vice-Chancellor and other managers of the Kumasi Technical University appeared before the Committee to answer a number infractions cited against the University in the Auditor-General’s Report.

    Currently about sixteen (16) programmes being taught in the University are now at various stages of accreditation.

    The Chairman of the Committee used the opportunity to cautioned the Universities to apply one year ahead of time when seeking for renewal of accreditation for existing courses.

    He also admonished institutions to comply with the financial laws of the country to avoid being cited in the Auditor-General’s Reports.

    The Sunyani Technical University, Al-Faruq College of Education, Enchi College of Education and Sefwi Wiawso College of Education were some of the institutions that also appeared before the Committee.


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