Some students of the Regent University College of Science and Technology
A former Dean of School of Business and Leadership, Reagent University College, Dr. Ebenezer Ashley, has noted that monetary and economic gains by mentoring institutions instead of ensuring availability of necessary structures poses a major challenge to most private institutions.
He says the absence of needed support and assistance has made mentee institutions’ quest of obtaining accreditation difficult.
Dr. Ashley was speaking in an interview on Radio Ghana’s Behind the News yesterday in reaction to major challenges faced by mentee institutions.
He noted that private institutions face numerous challenges due to lack of support on the part of mentoring institutions.
Dr. Ashley continued that it is unfortunate monetary gains have taken central part in mentoring institutions and noted that the system of constant mentoring must be reviewed to adopt better approaches of obtaining accreditation.
He described the mentoring system as a means to subordinate mentee institutions which he said is not the best.
According to Dr. Ashley, the ultimate judge over the accreditation of institutions is the National Accreditation board and not mentoring institutions.
He suggested that National Accreditation Board should be the sole determiner of whether a private institution qualifies for a charter and not public institutions.
Dr. Ashley also indicated that both public and private institutions in some parts of the world are within the same system of operation without regard to superiority.
He advised that a similar approach be adopted in Ghana to do away with the mentoring system.
Source: Monica Gmanab / ATL FM NEWS