The 2021 Auditor-General’s report has revealed that some public universities offered a number of unaccredited courses for the year under review.
At the University of Ghana, Legon, some 13 Doctor of Philosophy Degrees out of 67 currently offered by the institution are not accredited.
The audit report identified this out of the total of 374 unaccredited academic programmes offered by the university.
Out of the 374, 14 are Diploma programs, 80 are undergraduate programmes and 213 are Postgraduate programmes.
The affected PhD courses according to Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) include; PhD in Accounting, PhD in African Studies, PhD in Agricultural Extension, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, PhD in Communication Studies.
Others are, PhD in Development Economics, PhD in Development Studies, PhD in Food Science, PhD in Health Policy and Management, PhD in Information Systems, PhD in Marketing, PhD in Material Science and Engineering, and PhD in Soil Science.
“We noted that the University advertised 374 academic programmes on the various web portals that had the accreditation expired or required re-accreditation during the period under review,” portions of the report addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, indicated.