EducationGhana |November 27| Accredited Chattered Private Tertiary Institutions in Ghana: The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) was established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) which repealed the National Council for Tertiary Education Act 1993 (Act 454) and the National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 (Act 744).
GTEC, an amalgamation of the National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Accreditation Board has the mandate to regulate tertiary education in all its forms in Ghana.
The Commission is responsible for the accreditation of public and private tertiary education institutions; and programmes of public and private tertiary education institutions.
Without limiting subsection (l), the Commission shall determine (a) the requirements for the maintenance of standards of physical infrastructure, governance systems, human resources and financial sustainability in the tertiary education sector;
the programmes and requirements for the efficient and effective operation of a tertiary education institution and maintenance of acceptable levels of academic or professional standards in the institution; and
the levels of all qualifications awarded by recognised or accredited institutions including professional institutions in the country or elsewhere.
Prospective and Continuing students must be very much aware of the kind of tertiary institutions they attend to for their certificates so as to prevent going to institutions that are not given the necessary accreditation to run certain programmes.
In view of these functions, GTEC has given accreditation to Eight (8) Accredited Chattered Private Tertiary Institutions in Ghana for the 2022 Academic year.
The Accredited Chattered Private Tertiary Institutions in Ghana for the year 2022 subject to review include;
Valley View University
Valley View University was established in 1979 by the West African Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. In 1997 it was absorbed into the Adventist University system operated by the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) now West Central African Division of Seventh-day Adventist with headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Ghana Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, (organized in 2000), serves as the local manager of the University.
The University was initially called the Adventist Missionary College (AMC) and was located at Bekwai-Ashanti. It was transferred to Adenta near Accra in 1983 where it operated in rented facilities until it was relocated to its present site near Oyibi (kilometre 31 on the Accra-Dodowa Road) in 1989. It was renamed Valley View College.
The Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) has, since 1983, been evaluating and reviewing the accreditation status of the institution. In 1995, the University was affiliated with Griggs University in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA.
This allowed the University to offer four years’ bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Religious Studies. Then in 1997, the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Ministry of Education in Ghana granted Valley View College national accreditation thus permitting her to award her own degrees. Thus, Valley View University became the first private institution in Ghana to be granted national accreditation.
The University serves students from all over the world. It admits qualified students regardless of their religious background, provided such students accept the Christian principles and lifestyle which forms the basis for the University’s operations.
2. Trinity Theological Seminary
The Trinity Theological Seminary is the premier and leading ecumenical theological tertiary institution in Ghana and the West African sub-region. It is about eleven kilometres from the centre of Accra.
- The campus is an ideal and serene setting for study, meditation, personal spiritual growth and development.
- The seminary exists to offer Christian training, teaching, guidance, counselling, practical experience and an enabling environment to resource leaders for holistic ministry
3. Pentecost University
4. Central University
5. Ashesi University
All Nations University (ANU) was established by the All Nations Full Gospel Church (ANFGC), Toronto, Canada through the All Nations International Development Agency (ANIDA).
The Progenitor of the vision, Dr Samuel Donkor, challenged the African Diaspora in North America to support the development of Africa by investing in Human Resource Development through quality higher education.
The mission was to develop a new breed of leaders for the continent with a holistic education that emphasizes academic excellence, Christian values, discipline and ethical values in a Christ-centered environment.
The Government of Ghana readily embraced the idea in 1988, when Dr. Donkor sought permission for the All Nations University. However, it was not until 1996 that the master plan was presented to the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
Upon the approval by NAB, All Nations University was incorporated in 1996 and subsequently received its accreditation in May 1996.
After years of preparations, the University opened its doors to 37 pioneering students on November 4, 2002, for the Business and Computer Science undergraduate programmes. Today ANU has 13 accredited programmes and over 2000 students. You can read more about our programmes.
8. AKROFI-CHRISTALLER INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY, MISSION AND CULTURE
The Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, formerly known as the Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Centre for Mission Research and Applied Theology, is a tertiary, postgraduate research and training institute located in Akropong-Akuapem in Ghana.
Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture is a scholarly institution established to serve the wider Christian community in Ghana and Africa.
The Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education (Ghana) as a postgraduate research institution, with a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees
The Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture is a postgraduate research and training Institute fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board of the Ministry of Education as a tertiary institution with a Presidential Charter to award its own degrees.
It is a research university promoting African innovation and excellence and is dedicated to the study and documentation of Christian history, thought and life in Ghana and in Africa as a whole, in relation to their African setting and to world Christianity. ACI seeks to strengthen Christian witness in modern Africa and world context through Christian scholarship.
Named after two past great scholars of the Twi language and pioneer figures in the cultural witness of the Church in Ghana, Clement Anderson Akrofi and Johannes Gottlieb Christaller, the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (ACI) (formerly Akrofi-Christaller Memorial Centre for Mission Research and Applied Theology, ACMC) seeks to be at the cutting edge of the church’s mission and encounter with society and culture in Ghana, Africa and the wider world.
The Institute stands in a tradition that combines piety, creativity and academic excellence in the furtherance of the witness to the gospel in Ghana and across Africa.
This was the hallmark of the training given in the historic Akropong Seminary whose buildings, (Basel House in Akropong-Akuapem), constructed in the 1840s and 1860s but renovated in 1992, and expanded in 1996-1998, the Institute now occupies.
The Institute was formally established in 1987 as an independent body, a company limited by guarantee and registered under the Companies Code as a charity.
The legal and administrative structures of the Institute were designed with a view to creating an institution that would be sustainable, financially self-supporting and sufficiently open to serve also the needs of the wider Christian and academic communities.
The staff members and students seek to model a Christian community, meeting for daily worship as the accompaniment of academic and pastoral activities.
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