New arts universities to be banned

The National Accreditation Board is formulating new guidelines that will ban people from establishing arts-based universities in the country, reports GhanaWeb.

This was announced by Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa at the 9th graduation ceremony of Accra Institute of Technology. “We are not going to grant any accreditation if the university is not science-oriented,” he said.

Arts programmes, otherwise known as humanities, dominate as the preferred programmes for students pursuing higher education in the country’s major universities – putting the development of a skilled workforce in danger. The plan is in sharp contrast to the Ministry of Education’s policy that mandates universities to admit 60% of students into science programmes and 40% into humanities.
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