The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), have admonished the authorities of the University of Ghana(UG), and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to stop the blame game and ensure their programmes are accredited.
GTEC is the body mandated to ensure programmes offered in Universities are accredited and meet the requirement according to law.
The Auditor General in its 2021 report cited the two institutions for running courses which are not accredited and have been advised to do the needful.
Out of 360 programmes run by the KNUST, only 61 are accredited, while the University of Ghana has 374 of its programmes unaccredited.
In what have become a blame game, the two institution has called out Ghana Tertiary Education Commission for reneging on it mandate and administration lapses leading to the delay.
However, GTEC’s Director General, Professor Mohammed Salifu stressed that his outfit is not to blame.
“The universities have been summoned to the Accreditation Committee of the Commission. The excuses that are being given are not the excuses that were given here. Some of the programmes, the accreditation elapsed as far back as 2014/2015.
“It is not acceptable, how is it that you can blame issues on GTEC. They should stop the blame game, we have engaged them several times. So let’s stop the blame game and deal with the issues,” he stressed.
Answering whether there will be punitive actions against the defaulting schools, the director responded in the affirmative, insisting that the schools will face sanctions.