Accreditation certificates of 22 programs run by Accra Technical University expired

The Auditor General wants Management to expedite action in getting accreditations for all programs without further delay.

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A total of twenty-two(22) programmes being run by the Accra Technical University had their accreditation certificates expire for the period ranging from March 2019 to December 2021.

Also, it's been revealed that the University had no legal title to its Kinbu campus and Cantonment lands which were acquired in 1960.

This is according to the Auditor General in its 2021 Report on the Public Accounts of Technical Universities.

Section 36 of the Education Regulatory Bodies act, 2020(Act 1023) states that a person who runs or advertises a tertiary education programme that is not accredited; commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than ten thousand penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not less than fifteen years and not more than twenty years, or both.

Check out the list of the 22 courses;

ProgrammesStatus of Accreditation
B.Tech Banking and FinanceProcess ongoing
B.Tech Fashion Design& TechnologyProcess ongoing
B.Tech Automobile EngineeringProcess ongoing
B.Tech Procurement and Supply Chain ManagementProcess ongoing
B.Tech Science Laboratory Technology(Analytical Chemistry option)Process ongoing
B.Tech Science Laboratory Technology(Environmental Technology option)Process ongoing
HND StatisticsProcess ongoing
HND Computer ScienceProcess ongoing
HND Fashion Design and TextilesProcess ongoing
HND Hotel Catering and Institutional ManagementProcess ongoing
HND Secretaryship and ManagementProcess ongoing
HND Bilingual StudiesProcess ongoing
HND Mech Engineering(Ref and Air Condition option)Process ongoing
HND Mech Engineering(Plant option)Process ongoing
HND Mech Engineering(Production option)Process ongoing
HND Mech Engineering(Automobile option)Process ongoing
HND Purchasing and SupplyProcess ongoing
HND Science Laboratory TechnologyProcess ongoing
Diploma in Computerised AccountingNot accredited


Diploma in Banking Technology and AccountingNot accredited
Diploma in Public RelationsNot accredited
Business AdministrationNot accredited

The Report further noted that a guest house and four-capacity lodge were not fully utilized even though the University renovated 22 rooms out of the 32-capacity guest house at a cost of GHC171, 258.54 during the period under review.

The Auditor General has therefore recommended to the Management take urgent steps to resolve any outstanding issues to ensure full utilization of the facility.

On the issue of the expired accreditation certificate, the Auditor General wants Management to expedite action in getting accreditations for all programmes without further delay.

Further to the above, it is urging the Management of the University to ensure that the legal titles to the parcel of land are secured as early as possible by liaising with the appropriate state agencies.