Some students of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) have refused to honor a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering certificates issued to them by TTU upon completion of the programme in 2020.
The prospective students say the Management of the Technical University have lied to them about the certificates being issued to them, consequently their decision to reject the Mechanical Engineering certificates.
“Before we enrolled for the course in August 2018, the University told us they are in affiliation with the Cape Coast Technical University (CTU) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA,” they said.
“But after completing the in July 2020 and graduation in October, TTU has issued us the certificates without any reference to CTU and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,” they told Ghana News Agency.
Commenting on the incident, the spokesman for TTU said his outfit was running the programme in affiliation with CTU but later received accreditation last year to independently run the course.
This Mr. Kow Richardson-Nketsiah said gives the Takoradi Technical University the autonomous power to issue the engineering certificates to the students despite being enrolled before receiving the accreditation
“The Management of the Takoradi Technical University is ready to engage the students on the matter for further discussions,” he assured
Speaking to GNA, the Course Leader for the 2020 batch, said the grading system and syllabus used during the course came from the affiliate partners, hence they expected certificates from them and not TTU.
Meanwhile, it is believed that the National Accreditation Board (NAB) revealed that NAB issued accreditation to the TTU on May 7, 2020, to run Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option).
The accreditation certificate number -NAB/1AC/003187 takes effect from May 11, 2020 and expires on May 10, 2023.