A Board Member of the National Accreditation Board, Rev Professor, John Mantey, has cautioned private universities not to use professors as decoy, to outwit the National Accreditation board in order to secure an affiliation and a charter.
According to him, most universities submit names of non existing professors, to the National Accreditation Board to help in the consideration leading to the issuance of a Presidential Charter.
He revealed this at a Special Thanks-giving Service organize by management of Central University, to commemorate their elevation as an autonomous university. Central University can now reward its own certificates, degrees and diplomas and as well mentor other Universities.
He implored Central University to maintain their standard quo that led to their award of a Presidential Charter. Delving deeper, he said, the University must do it’s best to manage its academic staff effectively.
Speaking at the thanks-giving service, the President, Professor Kwasi Yankah expressed enthusiasm for the charter. He remained thankful to his predecessors who started the campaign, towards the attainment of a Presidential Charter. Professor Yankah, who over the years expressed grave concerns about the continuous mentoring of the University, said Central University, can heave a sigh of relief, following the Presidential Charter.
The president of the Students’ Representative Council, Dake Sefiamor, was excited about the feat and prayed management reduce the cost of tuition.
According to him, management has declined reducing the cost of tuition with an excuse of paying colossal amount to mentor institutions. He added that the attainment of Charter should either reduce or maintain the fees.
On his part, the Chancellor for the University, Dr Mensah Otabil, described the achievement as relay of baton. Adding, he said, a lot more stairs them in the face.