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Akufo-Addo presents charters to Pentecost and All Country universities

President Nana Akufo-Addo has presented presidential charters to the Pentecost University College, Accra, and All Nations University School in Koforidua.

This was at a ceremony at the Jubilee House, Thursday.

The President said the presentation of the charters usually means the two universities “are going to transition into autonomous Universities, with the capacity, now, to award their personal levels and diplomas.”

Delivering the remarks at the event, he indicated that the country’s tertiary education procedure, like that of other nations, is composed of each general public and private establishments, with the general public universities founded by Acts of Parliament, with presidential assents to award their personal levels and diplomas. 

“On the other hand, personal university faculties go as a result of a time period of academic mentorship and supervision by a mentoring, public establishment for the award of degrees and diplomas.

“After 10 several years, and acquiring demonstrated ample capacity in governance, finances, tutorial matters, and infrastructural improvement, non-public university schools can then utilize to the Nationwide Accreditation Board for a Presidential Charter to permit them award their have degrees and diplomas,” he extra.

Following heading by way of rigorous accreditation and excellent assurance procedures of the National Accreditation Board, and dependent on a satisfactory suggestion by the Nationwide Accreditation Board, he said “I am happy to announce that Pentecost University College or university and All Nations College Faculty have fulfilled these requirements, and are regarded to be in a great situation to handle their own affairs as totally-fledged tertiary education institutions.”

Additionally, the two universities have been able to establish buildings, which will help their respective establishments to forge forward with minimal supervision in the management of their academic programmes. 

Getting applauded Pentecost University Higher education and All Nations College School for the solid get the job done performed about the final ten years, President Akufo-Addo drew their notice to the actuality that “a Constitution might be suspended or revoked by the President on the advice of the Board and the grant of a Constitution does not minimize an institution of the obligation to run only in facilities accepted by the Board or to operate only accredited programmes or classes.”

The President urged the Universities to bear in mind that they will be carefully monitored, primarily in places of worry outlined by the National Accreditation Board. 

“As chartered establishments, I urge them to continue to improve, and introduce extra progressive programmes and courses that will equip their learners with the requisite capabilities and competencies required to create our place and completely transform progressively the economic system. Continue on to carve area of interest spots for yourselves, so as to aid you differentiate yourselves from other tertiary education and learning establishments,” he mentioned.

President Akufo-Addo additional, “It is my expectation, and that of all Ghanaians, that, in the yrs ahead, other non-public college faculties will be ready to fulfill the necessities of autonomy, and, thus, add toward the progress and advancement of the region.

“Government, the Nationwide Council for Tertiary Education and learning, the National Accreditation Board and general public universities will go on to offer the vital help and advice in this way.”

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