The Auditor-General’s report for 2021 has recommended that the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) cease running programmes that are not accredited.
This the A-G says will foil sanctions from the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
In its 2021 report, dated 1 June 2022, the A-G noted that only 61, out of the 360 programmes run by the KNUST, have been accredited.
“We noted that out of the 360 programmes running by the university, only 61 have been accredited and 190 sent to National Accreditation Board (NAB) for accreditation and reaccreditation, with 109 yet to be sent to NAB for accreditation,” the report said.
It recommended to management of the KNUST “to cease running programmes that are not accredited or having its accredited certificates expired until they are accredited or renewed, to avoid sanctions by NAB.”
The report further disclosed that, some four officers of the university after being granted sabbatical leave, were occupying positions in other government institutions and enjoying basic salary and other allowances; constituting their full monthly salaries.
They were also receiving the University’s Market Premium.
The report, thus, recommended to management to “ensure that the officers refund the salaries paid by the University for the sabbatical leave period to the consolidated fund.”