Mr. Kofi Asare, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch (Eduwatch Africa) has called for tertiary institutions running unaccredited courses to be punished.
According to the Auditor General’s report ending December 2021, top tertiary institutions have been fingered for running unapproved courses.
This revelation according to the Director of Eduwatch Africa, is unacceptable as it put the education of innocent Ghanaians in jeopardy.
The Report revealed that, top Ghanaian Universities such as University of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are culpable.
The report suggested that institution such as KNUST has just 61 of 360 courses accredited.
In a response to the shocking revelation, Mr. Kofi Asare urged the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to take on the two universities.
“What I think should be done is that GTEC should begin to sue the institutions. I want to see a more vibrant GTEC going to court and suing the institutions.”
“We have a situation at hand that has been legislated but we are still having the sphere of some institutions not helping us to reform the system,” the Eduwatch Africa Director bemoaned.
In his view, universities running unaccredited courses put the future of students at great risk and must be dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others.
“You actually put the academic lives of students into jeopardy because there are people who go to those schools, finish, get scholarships into foreign institutions for them to write to NAB to find out that the program or course the prospective student studied was not accredited,” Mr. Asare added.