The Auditor-General’s report for 2021 has revealed that some academic programmes offered by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have not been accredited.
According to details of the report dated June 1, 2022,, “out of the 360 programmes run by the University, only 61 have been accredited, 190 sent to National Accreditation Board (NAB) for accreditation and reaccreditation with 109 yet to be sent to NAB for accreditation.”
The Auditor-General has therefore “recommended to Management to cease running programmes that are not accredited or having its accredited certificates expired, until they are accredited or renewed, to avoid sanctions by NAB.”
Still on KNUST, the Auditor-General found out that four officers who were granted sabbatical leave by the University, took up various appointments in other government institutions where they are enjoying full (basic salary and other allowances) monthly salaries in addition to basic and Market Premium being paid by the University (KNUST).
According to the report, this has resulted in double payment of basic salary and market premium by government in the sum of GH¢488,868.69.
The report recommended to Management to ensure that the officers refund the salaries paid by the University for the sabbatical leave period to the consolidated fund.