NAB Accreditation: How To Get Accredited, Registration, Requirements, Documents and More

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NAB Accreditation: How To Get Accredited, Registration, Requirements, Documents and More

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In this post, SchoolGH has extracted various information on how to get accreditation from the National Accreditation Board, Ghana, we have outlined the NAB accreditation documents as well as the Roadmap to Accreditation by NAB.

National Accreditation Board NAB Accreditation Fees Structure

A person/organisation applying to establish a tertiary institution shall be required to follow the procedures set out in this document to facilitate the process of accreditation and the operation of the institution.

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The applicant institution shall first seek and obtain affiliation to operate under the supervision of a recognized mentoring institution which shall award its certificates before accreditation is granted.

NAB ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTS

Below you can download the official National Accreditation Board Ghana Accreditation Documents as released by the Board:

You should also check National Accreditation Board Accreditation Fees Structure – NAB Service Fees

NAB ROADMAP TO ACCREDITATION

Part I:  REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCREDITATION

NAB AUTHORIZATION

  1. A letter of application to the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
  2. Response from NAB, including definition of the various categories of tertiary educational institutions, within two weeks of receipt of application.
  3. Choice of name of institution based on 2 above shall be in consultation with NAB.
  4. Registration of the institution at the Registrar General’s Department;
  5. Purchase, completion and submission of Authorization Questionnaire (NAB/INFO A.1).
  6. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  7. Institutional visit by the relevant NAB Committee where facilities are in place at the institution, within 30 days after receipt of payment.
  8. Decision by NAB.
  9. Communication of decision within 30 days of Institutional Visit.
  10. Application for review of decision, if any, within 30 days of communication.
  11. Communication of Board’s decision on the review application within 14 days after the next immediate Accreditation Committee meeting acting on behalf of the Board.
  12. Where necessary, appeal within 30 days to the Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

NAB INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

  1. Proof of affiliation to be provided before further processing for accreditation.
  2. Purchase, completion and submission of Institutional Accreditation Questionnaire (NAB/INFO A.2)
  3. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  4. Institutional visit by the relevant NAB Committee within 30 days after receipt of an application the Board considers complete.
  5. Visit by NAB Experts on physical facilities, library and finance within 30 days after the Committee’s visit.
  6. Communication of NAB’s decision within 90 days of the Committee’s visit and proof of affiliation (See NAB Guidelines for Affiliation).
  7. Application for review if any, within 30 days of communication.
  8. Communication of Board decision on review application within 14 days after the next immediate Board meeting.
  9. Where necessary, appeal within 30 days to the Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

NAB PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

  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 and assessment of programme(s) offered/to be offered within 60 days on receipt of an application the Board considers complete including payment of an application fee.
  4. Submission of Panel Assessment Reports to 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. Response to Panel report(s) by the institution to 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 at its next immediate meeting 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 30 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 within 30 days to the Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

Part II: REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTITUTIONAL REGISTRATION

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An agent of a recognized foreign tertiary educational institution that facilitates access to tertiary education qualifications from the parent institution shall be Registered (and not accredited) when the scope and mode of its operations have been satisfactorily ascertained by the NAB. An institution shall qualify for registration if the source of instruction for the programme of study is outside the shores of Ghana or outside the confines of the premises of the institution.

  1. Purchase, completion and submission of NAB Institutional Registration Questionnaire (NAB/INFO A.4).
  2. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  3. Institutional visit by the relevant NAB Committee within 30 days after receipt of an application the Board considers complete for Registration.
  4. Recommendation by the Committee to the Accreditation Committee within 30 days of visit.
  5. Decision by the Accreditation Committee at its next immediate meeting.
  6. Communication of decision within 14 days after decision.
  7. Application for review if any, within 30 days of communication.
  8. Review and communication of review decision within 30 days on receipt of application for review.
  9. Where necessary, appeal within 30 days to the Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

Part III: REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTITUTIONAL RE-ACCREDITATION

  1. Purchase, completion and submission of Institutional Re-Accreditation Questionnaire (NAB/INFO A.5) 6-months to the expiry of the last institutional accreditation certificate.
  2. Provide additional support documents as may be required by NAB including a separate write-up on developments since the last institutional accreditation visit.
  3. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  4. Institutional visit by the relevant NAB committee within 30 days after the receipt of an application the Board considers complete.
  5. Visit by NAB Experts on physical facilities, library and finance within 30 days after the committee’s visit.
  6. Communication of NAB’s decision within 90 days of the committee’s visit.
  7. Application for review if any, within 30 days of communication.
  8. Communication of Board decision on review application within 14 days after the next immediate Board meeting.
  9. Where necessary, appeal within 30 days to the Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

Part IV: REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAMME RE-ACCREDITATION

  1. Purchase, completion and submission of NAB Questionnaire for Programme Accreditation (NAB/ INFO/A.6) six (6) months prior to the expiry of the last programme accreditation certificate issued to the programme by NAB.
  2. Payment of an appropriate fee.
  3. Composition of Programme Accreditation Panel to assess the programme within 60 days on receipt of complete application and full payment of the appropriate fee.
  4. Submission of Panel Assessment Report(s) to NAB within 14 days of Panel visit.
  5. Submission of Panel report(s) to the institution for comments within 14 days on receipt of report(s).
  6. Comments on Panel report(s) from the institution to 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 the Accreditation Committee to the Board at its next immediate meeting upon receipt of the Panel chairperson’s reaction to the 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 of Board decision.
  11. Application for review, if any, within 30 days of communication of Board decision.
  12. Review and communication of review decision within 90 days on receipt of application for review.
  13. Where necessary, appeal within 30 days to Minister responsible for Education as specified in the LI.

Part V: PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING PRESIDENTIAL CHARTER

  1. The applicant institution shall have operated under the supervision of a mentoring institution for a minimum period of ten (10) years.
  2. The accredited institution shall submit an application to NAB with a copy to the mentoring institution using the appropriate NAB questionnaire.
  3. The applicant institution shall request the mentoring institution to submit a comprehensive appraisal directly to NAB.
  4. A joint Committee of the Board, made up of the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) and the Accreditation Committee (AC), shall undertake a preliminary evaluation of the application based on the following:
    1. Special reports on Governance and Management;
    2. Comprehensive Audit Report;
    3. Annual Reports; and
    4. A comprehensive appraisal report from the mentoring institution.
  1. Following the review of the above reports, the Joint Committee of the Board shall assess the application within 180 days and make recommendations to the Board based on the following:
    1. The length of period of operation under mentorship not less than ten(10) years;
    2. The governance structure of the institution;
    3. The quality of teaching, research, the academic staff and work of the applicant;
    4. The financial, material and teaching facilities and resources at the disposal of the institution; and
    5. Other factors the Board may consider appropriate.
  2. NAB shall make appropriate recommendations to the President of the Republic of Ghana through the Minster responsible for Education for the grant of a Charter or otherwise immediately after the Board meeting.
  3. Decision by the President.
  4. Presentation (Charter Certificate – when granted).

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