Shine Your Eyes! Over 50 Ghanaian Universities Are Illegal – National Accreditation Board

Could you believe that there are over 50 unaccredited Universities and tertiary institutions in Ghana? Read on to found out…

The operation of illegal educational institutions is really becoming a worrisome global issue in recent times. If you have been a victim of the pains of wasted years in an unaccredited institution or seen someone who was a victim, you’ll be in a better position to understand what it is like. As for me, I’ve not been a victim, but I’ve seen people who were. Some students are so unfortunate that they will not get to realize their fate until they have completed the stipulated number of years for their course of study and this usually ranges between 4-5 years. Some of them end up committing suicide. Yes, it’s as bad as that!

I think this is one of the reasons why the National Accreditation Board came up with a list of higher institutions that are not accredited in Ghana. What does it actually mean for an institution to be accredited? An accredited institution is a Public or Private institution that has been given full authority to operate as an academic institution by the government mandated body, and therefore could award certificates to their graduates depending on the type of study they underwent. On the other hand, unaccredited universities are those who have not been given the legal rights to award any form of certificates to individuals, be it Diplomas, Degrees, Professional Certificates, etc.

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Do not ever think that this misfortune is meant to befall only a particular set of foolish or rather, evil people; that’s not true. Anybody can be a victim of such. The only way to avoid it is by being up to date and well-informed. And looking at the current cost of tertiary education in Ghana, it is not worth giving a try. Avail yourself this great opportunity of knowing the Universities that are illegal in Ghana at the moment. It is also very important that you consult the NAB to ensure an institution’s accreditation status before enrolling there for studies. It will save you and those around you a whole lot of untold misfortune.

Here is the NAB List of Unaccredited Universities and Tertiary Institutions operating in Ghana:

1 Academy of Professional Studies Takoradi
2 Africa International College Adenta, Accra
3 Bechem Polytechnic Bechem, Brong Ahafo
4 Ghanatta College of Art and Design Accra
5 Global School of Aviation Tema, Kumasi
6 ACS Professional College Opp. Ghana Tech Univ. College
7 Hac- Holland Institute Accra
8 Haavard School of International Marketing and Language Skills Kokomlemle, Accra
9 Institute of Export and Shipping Management Takoradi, Kumasi, Accra
10 International School of Aviation Tema
11 International Travel Tourism Institute Achimota, Accra
12 ICPS Tesano, Accra
13 Jabez College Takoradi
14 Management Accountancy Technology Institute Dansoman, Accra
15 Oracle University Kumasi
16 School of Management and Professional Studies Kumasi
17 Staff College Consult Kimbu SecTech. Accra
18 International English Language Teaching and Learning  University Labone SDA Sch., Accra
19 West Africa Computer Science Institute Adabraka- Accra
20 Quince Lincoln University Centre of  Distance Learning Education Accra
21 International Christian College Of Excellence East Legon Accra
22 International Institute of Journalism Tamale
23 King Amin Islamic Institute Agona Swedru
24 Teachers and Douaat Training Institute Madina, Accra
25 Uthmang Islamic School Kumasi
26 Abdaullah Bin Mas’ud Centre for
Memorisation of the Holy Quran
27 S.M.P.S South Suntreso, Kumasi
28 Bechem Business College Bechem, BA
29 Delta University College Keta
30 University of Jesus of Nazareth Nursing
Training Centre
31 Institute of Advanced Communication
and Computer Education
North Kaneshie
32 Genesis Professional Institute Patasi, Kumasi
33 Dosonee Training Health Institute Lapaz, Accra
34 GIET  College Santa Maria, Accra
35 Notting Hill College Avenor Junction, Accra
36 Greenwich University College Tema
37 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Opposite Daily Graphic Office, Graphic Road, Accra
38 Ahmadiya Theoretical University College Mankesim
39 Amity Institute Of Higher Education Dansoman,  Accra
40 All Stars Media College Dansoman
41 Imperial University College of Science and Technology North Legon
42 Ghana School of Survey and Mapping Accra
43 Unicorn University College Kumasi
44 Gewah Alternative University College McCarthy Hill, Accra
45 Mumford University of Science and Technology Accra
46 Vine University New Achimota, Accra
47 Achievers’ School of Journalism Near Caprice, Accra
48 Ambassadors’ University College Lapaz
49 Ballsbridge University –Ghana Campus Sunyani
 50  Nelchris Science College  Accra
 51  Crown University College  Tumu & Kanda Campuses

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1 Shepherd University West Virginia, United States
2 Atlantic International University Hawaii, USA