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Only 61 of the 360 programs offered by KNUST are accredited: Auditor General’s report

The rapport’s admission that some academic programs offered by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are not certified is just one of the report’s numerous highlights.

“Out of the 360 programs operated by the University, only 61 have been accredited,” the A-report G’s states. “190 have been sent to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for accreditation and reaccreditation, with 109 still awaiting accreditation.”

In order to ensure that the correct things are done, the report has advised the school’s administration to avoid offering programs that are not certified or whose accreditation has expired.

To avoid NAB consequences, management must stop running programs that are not accredited or whose accredited certifications have expired until they are accredited or reissued.

The investigation also revealed that four KNUST officers who were granted sabbatical leaves accepted other positions in other government organizations, where they are receiving full monthly salaries (basic pay plus other perks) in addition to the basic and Market Premium paid by the university (KNUST).

According to the Auditor General’s report, this led to the government paying GH488,868.69 in basic salary and market premium twice.

According to the report, “We advised to Management to ensure that the officers refund to the consolidated fund the wages provided by the University for the sabbatical leave period.”

According to Professor Baffour Agyeman-Duah, a governance expert, Ghana needs strong leadership and people with high moral standards who have the interest of the nation at heart to battle and eradicate this corruption canker.

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