Greater Accra Chairman of the Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), Dr Ibrahim Zubairu has expressed disappointment over reports that majority of lecturers who were audited do not have the required qualifications to teach.
While speaking on the Labor Front Show, Dr Zubairu stated that, the audit made by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) is incomplete and that reports from news outlets which claim that many of the affected lecturers are not qualified enough are invalid.
“The audit conducted by NCTE or a team composed by NCTE to conduct a staff audit has not yet been concluded or the audit process is not yet concluded, then a news paper comes out with a report damning everybody within the university that none of us are qualified…that is why we’re not happy, it’s not about the work NCTE is doing, but the publication that sought to damage everybody in the technical universities is what we are not happy about”.
Dr Zubairu further explained that an audit is only ready if observations and responses from auditees have been carefully and accurately recorded.
“A final report is normally made after incorporating the observations and the responses of the auditees, you cannot say that because it’s an initial observation, then it is conclusive, you don’t do audits like that”, he said.
Before this recent development, a staff audit of all Technical Universities in the country was conducted by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) which exposed anomalies in the teaching and administrative procedures in such institutions.
A copy of the report revealed that most lecturers, especially those in the schools of Business, had been teaching without relevant background research, with some holding Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees acquired through online schools, which is against the regulations of the NCTE.
However, the Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has described the report as erroneous.
By: Isaac Dadzie|universnewsroom.com