Ghana Tertiary Education Committee Directs Universities to Cease Operation of Satellite Campuses on SHS Premises


The Ghana Tertiary Education Committee (GTEC) has issued a directive to all universities to stop the operation of satellite campuses located on Senior High School (SHS) premises and other unauthorized locations. Apexnewsgh reports

This decision comes after GTEC determined that such activities are illegal as these universities are operating outside their accredited facilities.

According to Harry Kwame Opoku, the head of GTEC’s Institutional Accreditation department, several universities, including the University of Cape Coast, have already taken steps to comply with the directive. They have signed memorandums of understanding to adhere to the order.

Opoku explained in an interview with Citi News that the commission has observed public institutions running campuses at SHS, JHS, and non-tertiary institution premises, which is believed to compromise the quality of education.

To address this issue, the vice-chancellors of these institutions were invited to discuss and find a solution. A memorandum of understanding was provided for the vice-chancellors to sign, committing to stop this practice. For students already enrolled in these centers, a four-year plan will be implemented to ensure they complete their studies. The institutions are instructed not to admit new students, and an academic audit will be conducted based on their expenses.

The GTEC’s directive aims to ensure that universities operate within their accredited facilities and maintain the quality of education provided to students.


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