National Accreditation Board 53 fake tertiary institutions identified in Ghana

Employers and potential students are advised to consult the NAB before enrolling in any tertiary institution in Ghana

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The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has released a list of local and foreign tertiary institutions it described as "operating without accreditation."

According to the board, which is mandated to accredit both public and private tertiary institutions with regard to the contents and standards of their programmes, these institutions award certificates for various tertiary programmes without clearance to do so.

Below is the full statement on the NAB website:

The following institutions have not been accredited as tertiary institutions to run diploma or any other tertiary programmes in Ghana. They are also not mandated to award or issue academic or professional certificates. Neither the institutions nor their programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Board. Employers and potential students are advised to consult the NAB before enrolling in any tertiary institution in Ghana.

LOCAL INSTITUTIONS

NAME OF INSTITUTION LOCATION

1 Academy of Professional Studies Takoradi

2 Africa International College Adenta, Accra

3 Bechem Polytechnic Bechem, Brong Ahafo

4 Ghanatta College of Art and Design Accra

5 Global School of Aviation Tema, Kumasi

6 ACS Professional College Opp. Ghana Tech Univ. College

7 Hac- Holland Institute Accra

8 Haavard School of International Marketing and Language Skills Kokomlemle, Accra

9 Institute of Export and Shipping Management Takoradi, Kumasi, Accra

10 International School of Aviation Tema

11 International Travel Tourism Institute Achimota, Accra

12 ICPS Tesano, Accra

13 Jabez College Takoradi

14 Management Accountancy Technology Institute Dansoman, Accra

15 Oracle University Kumasi

16 School of Management and Professional Studies Kumasi

17 Staff College Consult Kimbu SecTech. Accra

18 International English Language Teaching and Learning University Labone SDA Sch., Accra

19 West Africa Computer Science Institute Adabraka- Accra

20 Quince Lincoln University Centre of Distance Learning Education Accra

21 International Christian College Of Excellence East Legon Accra

22 International Institute of Journalism Tamale

23 King Amin Islamic Institute Agona Swedru

24 Teachers and Douaat Training Institute Madina, Accra

25 Uthmang Islamic School Kumasi

26 Abdaullah Bin Mas’ud Centre for

Memorisation of the Holy Quran Accra

27 S.M.P.S South Suntreso, Kumasi

28 Bechem Business College Bechem, BA

29 Delta University College Keta

30 University of Jesus of Nazareth Nursing

Training Centre Mankesim

31 Institute of Advanced Communication and Computer Education North Kaneshie

32 Genesis Professional Institute Patasi, Kumasi

33 Dosonee Training Health Institute Lapaz, Accra

34 GIET College Santa Maria, Accra

35 Notting Hill College Avenor Junction, Accra

36 Greenwich University College Tema

37 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Opposite Daily Graphic Office, Graphic Road, Accra

38 Ahmadiya Theoretical University College Mankesim

39 Amity Institute Of Higher Education Dansoman, Accra

40 All Stars Media College Dansoman

41 Imperial University College of Science and Technology North Legon

42 Ghana School of Survey and Mapping Accra

43 Unicorn University College Kumasi

44 Gewah Alternative University College McCarthy Hill, Accra

45 Mumford University of Science and Technology Accra

46 Vine University New Achimota, Accra

47 Achievers' School of Journalism Near Caprice, Accra

48 Ambassadors' University College Lapaz

49 Ballsbridge University –Ghana Campus Sunyani

50 Nelchris Science College Accra

51 Crown University College Tumu & Kanda Campuses

FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS

NO NAME OF INSTITUTION LOCATION

1 Shepherd University West Virginia, United States

2 Atlantic International University Hawaii, USA

This is by no means an exhaustive list of institutions which have not been accredited to operate and award qualifications. The Board will continue to add to the list as and when any comes to its notice. Please note:

An accredited institution is a Public or Private institution that has been given full authority to operate as an academic institution by the government mandated body.

A Diploma is normally awarded by a tertiary institution after a candidate pursues a course of study spanning one to two years.

Tertiary institutions include a University, University College, and Post-Secondary Diploma awarding institution, Professional body awarding Certificates or Diplomas or Professional Training Institution.

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