National Accreditation Board (Ghana)

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National Accreditation Board, Ghana
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Agency overview
Formed 1993
Jurisdiction Republic of Ghana
Headquarters  Ghana
Minister responsible Professor. D. A. Akyeampong, Chairman
Parent agency Ministry of Education (Ghana)
Website Official website
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The National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana is the Government of Ghana agency responsible for the regulation, supervision and accreditation of tertiary institutions in Ghana. It is an agency under the Ministry of Education.


The board was formed in 1993.[1] It formation was promoted by the 1991 Government white paper on Reforms to the Tertiary Education System of Ghana. The recommendation stated that the Board be formed to:[2]

  • contribute to the furtherance of better management of tertiary education
  • serve as the Quality Assurance body at the tertiary education level.


  • Accredit both public and private (tertiary) institutions with regard to the contents and standards of their programmes.
  • Determine, in consultation with the appropriate institution or body, the programme and requirements for the proper operation of that institution and the maintenance of acceptable levels of academic or professional standards
  • Determine the equivalences of diplomas, certificates and other qualifications awarded by institutions in Ghana or elsewhere.
  • Publish as it considers appropriate the list of accredited public and private institutions at the beginning of the calendar year.
  • Advise the President on the grant of a Charter to a private tertiary institution.
  • Perform any other functions determined by the Minister.[3]

Accredited Public and Private Institutions[edit]

Public Universities[edit]

Private Universities[edit]

Vision and Mission[edit]


To be the foremost body of accreditation and quality assurance for tertiary educational institutions.


The National Accreditation Board is to provide the best basis for establishing, measuring and improving standards in Tertiary Education in Ghana. In doing so, the Board will:

  • Reach out to a wider public by providing objective information about tertiary educational institution, and the standards of their academic programmes.
  • Determine the equivalences of both local and foreign qualifications.
  • Guide the Nation’s effort to expand access to tertiary education, ensuring the quality is not sacrificed in this quest.
  • Establish credibility through relentless responsiveness to the needs of the nation and stakeholders in the tertiary education sector in Ghana.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "National Accreditation Board of Ghana". Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "National Accreditation Board". Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Us". National Accreditation Board Ghana. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Public Universities". National Accreditation Board Ghana. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Private Tertiary Institutions Offering Degree Prog". National Accreditation Board Ghana. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Vision and Mission". National Accreditation Board Ghana. Retrieved 2014-08-13.