International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 112

Full Length Research Paper

Demonstrating quality: Evaluation of institutional and programme accreditation in Ghana

Godwin Utuka
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 September 2011
  •  Published: 30 November 2011



In response to the challenges of enhancing quality higher education, the government of Ghana established the National Accreditation Board (NAB), charged with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of higher education in Ghana. In pursuit of its mandate, the Board evolved a system of institutional and programme accreditation to ensure conformity with minimum standards and to enhance quality. This paper evaluates the accreditation process and how it has influenced the quality of the sector.


Key words: Accreditation, National Accreditation Board, higher education, Ghana.