Mahama Ayariga is Deputy Education Minister
The Deputy Minister for Education, Mahama Ayariga has debunked allegations levelled against his outfit by IMANI Ghana over the quality of the two new government established universities.
According to the Minister, the quality of the institutions are not in doubt.
IMANI Ghana at a press briefing on Wednesday noted that the setting up of the two universities was an unnecessary move because their quality was in doubt.
According to Mahama Ayariga however, IMANI Ghana’s recent comments are irrelevant because the quality of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in the Volta Region and the University of Renewable Energy in the Brong Ahafo Region cannot be dismissed when both institutions have been accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
Academic work has already begun in the two new universities after the school authorities organized its maiden matriculation ceremony for the students.
Mr. Ayariga told Citi News
, IMANI’s position was thus not valid.
“Quality is measured over a period of time. We have the institutional framework for quality assurance when it comes to tertiary education and that is done by the National Accreditation Board. Every programme that they will run will have to be accredited by the board to meet the quality requirements.”