1. Purchase, completion and submission of relevant NAB Questionnaire on Programme Accreditation (NAB/INFO A.3)).
  2. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  3. Composition of Programme Accreditation Panel by the Board to assess programme(s) offered/to be offered within 60 days.
  4. Submission of Panel Assessment Reports to the NAB within 14 days of Panel visit.
  5. Submission of Panel report(s) to the institution for comments within 14 days upon receipt of report(s).
  6. Comments on Panel report(s) by the institution to the NAB.
  7. Reaction of Panel chairperson to the comments on the report by the institution within 30 days on receipt of institution’s comments.
  8. Recommendation of Accreditation Committee to the Board within 30 days upon receipt of Panel chairperson’s reaction to institution’s comments.
  9. Decision by Board on the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee at the next immediate Board meeting.
  10. Communication of decision within 14 days after Board decision.
  11. Application for review, if any, within 21 days of communication of Board decision.
  12. Review and communication of decision within 90 days on receipt of application for review.
  13. Where necessary, appeal to Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI within 30 days on receipt of unsatisfactory review decision.
  1. Programme Title
  2. A statement indicating that the proposed programme has the support of the governing Board of the institution.
  3. Background information Philosophy and objectives of the programme fits into the mission and plans of the institution and national demand for the programme.
  4. Students’ admission, progression and graduation: Clear policies on minimum qualifications/standards for admission into the programme, retention and graduation.
  5. Employment prospects of students (enrolled or to be enrolled) on each programme.
  6. Details of syllabus and teaching methods to be employed - evidence that the curriculum isadequate to meet requirements of the subject areas, job market and the interests of students.
  7. Assessment of students’ performance and achievements:
    1. Regulations on these should be clearly defined and there should be evidence of students’ awareness of regulations.
    2. Mode of certification. Please, state name of awarding institution.
  8. The teaching (including technical) staff strength, competence and standard of instruction to be provided. The following factors to be used for judgement:
    1. Please, separate lists of teaching, technical and administrative staff of the programme, (distinguish between full-time and part-time staff) showing for each staff:
      1. rank
      2. highest academic and/or professional qualifications. State year of attainment, institution and relevant discipline/area of specialisation.
      3. teaching experience (state level and number of years).
      4. research and consultancy activities with publications where applicable.
      5. expected teaching load (stated in hours per week per teacher).
      6. Membership of professional association/society.
    2. Details of staff development programme (if any).
  9. Resources:
    1. Availability of physical facilities and other teaching resources
      1. state types and numbers of physical facilities like classrooms, laboratories/demonstration rooms, studios and farms workshops (as applicable);
      2. state types and numbers of equipment, instruments and tools;
      3. state provision made for updating the facilities and resources to give students proper learning experience;
      4. state provision made for the physically challenged;
      5. state safety facilities provided.
    2. Library resources and other relevant supporting provision;
    3. Funding available for each programme, in terms of capital and current expenses:
      1. For establishing each new programme;
      2. In meeting annual recurrent expenditure:
        1. Staff Salaries.
        2. Maintenance and replacement of farm equipment.
        3. Maintenance and replacement of workshop equipment.
        4. Library requirements, maintenance and replacements.
        5. Academic operational expenses (e.g. consumable materials, etc.).
    4. For Capitalisation:
      1. Civil Works.
      2. Equipment.
      3. Other teaching resources (e.g. audio visual materials).
      4. Library requirements, maintenance and replacements.
      5. Furniture.
    5. For Staff Development (if applicable).
      1. Technical Assistance.
      2. Overseas training.
      3. Local training.
    6. Linkages with other organisations/institutions (national/international)
  10. Sources of Funding:
    1. External (specify and state amount).
    2. Internal (specify and state amount).
    3. Level of Fees (in cedis) for each programme.
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