‘Seek Admission Into Accredited Institutions’

Mrs. Oppong-Mensah, Registrar of Takoradi PolyThe Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Accreditation Board, Mr. Richard Kwadwo Adjei, has advised prospective students to seek admission into accredited tertiary institutions, to guarantee their certificates.

According to him, the emerging trend of unaccredited institutions spreading throughout the country   will only guarantee the issuance of fake certificates to unsuspecting students.

He, therefore, cautioned students to check the accreditation status of institutions before enrolling into them.

Mr. Adjei was addressing the fifth congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC), Ho, last Saturday, at which 331 students were awarded.

Eight of them obtained first class; 86, second class upper; 142, second class lower, 86, third class and nine passes.

Mr Adjei stressed the need for the universities to institute an internal quality assurance “as a culture and requirement for credibility and academic excellence”.

According to him, it has become necessary to adopt information and communication technology and other innovative technologies, for effective learning.

Mr. Adjei advised the students to make good use of the opportunity granted them to study hard to merit the huge investment their parents and other stakeholders were making towards their education.

The president of EPUC, Reverend Dr. Cyril Fayose, disclosed that the university initiated the accreditation process, to introduce the B.Sc Computer Science, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences and Governnace Studies; B.A. in Modern Languages and B.Ed. in Education courses, to prepare the youth to fill the country’s manpower base with quality personnel.

He praised the Governing Council, the Academic Board, and the government, for their invaluable services which have raised the standard of the university, “making it one of the best in the country”.

Mr. Kofi Attoh, the Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, speaking on the theme: “Embarking on ICT pathway in the 21st century for advance education”, noted that establishing ICT centres in institutions would serve as avenues to empower the youth and provide them with the requisite skills and knowledge for today’s’ competitive global world.

He said such a facility would enhance ICT access in institutions, improve computer literacy and equip the youth with ICT skills to function effectively in their classrooms.



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