Investigate our ban from admitting law students – Mountcrest Varsity

Mr Ansa-Asare congratulating  a graduand for graduating. Present are dignitaries Photo Daniel Amoo

Mr Ansa-Asare congratulating a graduand for graduating. Present are dignitaries. Photo: Daniel Amoo

The Mountcrest University College has appealed to government to investigate circumstances under which it was banned from admitting new students into its law faculty.

According to Kwaku Ansa-Asare, Rector of the college, the directive which was signed and issued by Kwame Darteh, Executive Secretary of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) was based on false information and must be rescinded immediately.

“The NAB has placed a moratorium on the admission of new students into our faculty of law because they claim our facilities are in a deplorable state; no library and limited lecture blocks to contain the number of students we already have. It is also interesting because they claim that we have admitted 400 students this academic year but we have not admitted any. All the reasons for the ban are false,” he stressed.

Speaking at the seventh matriculation and third congregation, Mr. Ansa-Asare accused the Executive Secretary for working deliberately to destabilise efforts by the college’s management to grow the school into a world class centre of excellence.

“It is unfortunate that instead of the NAB working to support private institutions in the country to build an enviable educational sector, it was rather harassing and creating a difficult environment for us to operate. It is on this note that I call on the government to step in and investigate the activities of NAB,” he added.

The event on the theme, ‘Tackling affiliation and accreditation challenges facing private institutions: the role of government,’ and held at the college’s yet-to-be completed Akuapem Larteh campus in the Eastern Region, it was to officially usher in students admitted in 2016 and graduate the class of 2016.

Mr. Ansa-Asare urged the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), which is the college’s affiliated institution, to continue to nurture and provide the needed guidance to enhance its growth and development.

Mr. Kwasi Abeasi, Chairman of the Governing Council said the Council would use all available means to resolve all outstanding issues impeding the college’s growth.

Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, Deputy Minister of Information, assured the college of government’s commitment to work to ensure the NAB was partner in building and growing private tertiary institutions.

She reiterated government’s commitment to use education as the basis of Ghana’s developmental strides and called on educational institutions to position themselves to provide accessibility to expected increase in number of tertiary students due to the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

From Claude Nyarko Adams, Akuapem Larte



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