An investigative work done by Starr News has revealed that the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) has not fulfilled all requirements for running certain tertiary programmes.
At its last meeting with officials of the National Accreditation Board (NAB), GIL was given a two-week ultimatum to work on its documentation, as well as resource its library and improve the state of its computer laboratory.
NAB earlier this week published a list of 49 tertiary institutions for running unaccredited programmes.
The school?s Registrar, Prosper Agordjor has, however, rebuffed NAB?s claim that GIL is running unaccredited programmes.
?The tertiary courses offered here are all affiliated to recognised institutions: the degree for translator programmes offered here is awarded by the University of Ghana, and the HND is awarded by the NABTEX. And then, of course we run our certificate programmes which are essentially the language programmes,? Agordjor explained in an interview with Starr News? Kobby Gomez Mensah.
?I know we have been accredited to run these programmes, but I should note that about three months ago, there was an audit of institutions by the Board and of course they raised some issues and we must resolve them. They said our library was not large enough with any modern books and our computer laboratory not well equipped,? he said.
Agordjor added that the school is looking for money to take care of some of the problems identified by NAB.
In accrediting programmes, NAB places emphasis on academic infrastructure, availability of faculties, the existence of a state-of-the-art library and financial sustainability of both the programme and the Institution.
Sources at the Accreditation Board say GIL wrote to the Board some time ago seeking to run a degree programme in affiliation with the University of Cape Coast, but the process was not concluded.