CSUC President Wants Affiliation System Reviewed

The President of the Christian Service University College (CSUC), Prof Sam Afrane has called for a review of the current affiliation system of young universities imposed by the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

Prof Afrane said he believed that private universities had reached a stage where they needed a radical departure from the current affiliation system.

He explains that the current regime is cumbersome, expensive and impedes initiative.

The CSUC President was speaking on the sidelines of the school’s matriculation ceremony in Kumasi on Saturday, November 11.

“Affiliation accreditation is not bad. It helps us to meet standards. But it is overly implemented and it becomes very cumbersome and expensive”, he said.

He added: “… it affects academic work in the sense that it takes sometimes over one and half year to introduce a new course and it means that you cannot introduce anything new. The system kills initiatives”.

He advised the matriculants to work hard and be determined since the CSUC has committed and dedicated lecturers who will help them to understand the core concepts of programmes they opted to pursue.

The college he added, will soon establish E-Learning Centers in other towns within the country to enroll students who cannot make it for the regular programmes because of their difficult work schedules and destinations.

About 414 students to pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the school were matriculated.

The students comprise 263 males representing 64%, and 151 females also representing 36%.

 

Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori