These 53 academic institutions operating without license


The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has released a list of some academic institutions in the country that are operating without accreditation.

According to the Board, such “institutions do not have the mandate to award or issue academic or professional certificates, neither the institutions nor their programmes are accredited by the board.”

It further advised employers and potential students to consult the NAB before enrolling in any tertiary institution in the country.

Below is the list of the unaccredited institutions

Local Institutions
1. Academy of Professional Studies, Takoradi
2. Africa International College Adenta, Accra
3. Bechem Polytechnic Bechem, Brong Ahafo
4. Ghanatta College of Art and Design, Accra
5. Global School of Aviation Tema, Kumasi
6. ACS Professional College Opp. Ghana Tech Univ. College
7. Hac- Holland Institute, Accra
8. Haavard School of International Marketing and Language Skills Kokomlemle, Accra
9. Institute of Export and Shipping Management Takoradi, Kumasi, Accra
10. International School of Aviation, Tema
11. International Travel Tourism Institute Achimota, Accra
12. ICPS Tesano, Accra
13. Jabez College, Takoradi
14. Management Accountancy Technology Institute Dansoman, Accra
15. Oracle University, Kumasi
16. School of Management and Professional Studies, Kumasi
17. Staff College Consult Kimbu SecTech, Accra
18. International English Language Teaching and Learning University Labone SDA Sch., Accra
19. West Africa Computer Science Institute Adabraka- Accra
20. Quince Lincoln University Centre of Distance Learning Education Accra
21. International Christian College Of Excellence East Legon Accra
22. International Institute of Journalism Tamale
23. King Amin Islamic Institute Agona Swedru
24. Teachers and Douaat Training Institute Madina, Accra
25. Uthmang Islamic School Kumasi
26. Abdaullah Bin Mas’ud Centre for Memorisation of the Holy Quran Accra
27. S.M.P.S South Suntreso, Kumasi
28. Bechem Business College Bechem, BA
29. Delta University College Keta
30. University of Jesus of Nazareth Nursing Training Centre Mankesim
31. Institute of Advanced Communication and Computer Education North Kaneshie
32. Genesis Professional Institute Patasi, Kumasi
33. Dosonee Training Health Institute Lapaz, Accra
34. GIET College Santa Maria, Accra
35 Notting Hill College Avenor Junction, Accra
36. Greenwich University College Tema
37. Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) Opposite Daily Graphic Office, Graphic Road, Accra
38. Ahmadiya Theoretical University College Mankesim
39. Amity Institute Of Higher Education Dansoman, Accra
40. All Stars Media College Dansoman
41. Imperial University College of Science and Technology North Legon
42. Ghana School of Survey and Mapping Accra
43. Unicorn University College Kumasi
44. Gewah Alternative University College McCarthy Hill, Accra
45. Mumford University of Science and Technology Accra
46. Vine University New Achimota, Accra
47. Achievers’ School of Journalism Near Caprice, Accra
48. Ambassadors’ University College Lapaz
49. Ballsbridge University –Ghana Campus Sunyani
50. Nelchris Science College Accra
51. Crown University College Tumu & Kanda Campuses

Foreign Institutions 
1. Shepherd University West Virginia, United States
2. Atlantic International University Hawaii, USA

NAB has explained that based on quality assurance test, it had also banned some accredited institutions from admitting fresh students until they had met the requisite standards.

They include the Jayee University College in Accra and Data Link University in Tema.

Fact sheet

An accredited institution is a public or private institution that has been given full authority to operate as an academic institution by the government mandated body.

A certificate is normally awarded by a tertiary institution after a candidate has pursued a course of study spanning one to two years.

Tertiary institutions include a university, university college and post-secondary diploma awarding institution, professional body awarding certificates or diplomas or professional training institution.