The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) is cautioning students against enrolling in unaccredited programs at various universities in Ghana.
The Commission has issued a warning, stating that failure to comply with this directive may result in students being denied employment in government institutions.
Additionally, those who pursue such unaccredited programs will not be eligible for their national service.
Addressing journalists in Kumasi after a meeting with Vice Chancellors of technical universities in the city, Prof. Ahmed Abdulai Jinapor, the Director-General of GTEC, stressed that these stringent measures are implemented to ensure that all educational institutions exclusively offer accredited courses.
“We decide when accreditation starts and when it ends. Regarding those that have not been accredited previously, where we have people source for such programmes.
“We try as much as we can to clear that backlog to make sure that all those programs that were not accredited, those programs are given accreditation.
“Programmes that have not been accredited that are advertised on institutions are going to be out on our website with the caption that they are not accredited. We are working with the National Service Secretariat to ensure that graduates from such institutions do not undergo national service.
“If you happen to have sourced a programme from such institutions that are not accredited, you will not be placed on national service. Programmes that are not accredited and are sourced by graduates may not be given employment.”
Meanwhile, it has approved over 1,000 programmes to be offered by public universities nationwide.
These programmes are aimed at enhancing the academic calendars of tertiary institutions.
With this, a new regulatory body will be instituted to oversee and monitor the implementation of these programmes by public universities.