National Accreditation Board releases list of 53 fake tertiary institutions in Ghana

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has released a list of local and foreign tertiary institutions it says are operating without accreditation.

According to the board, which is mandated to accredit both public and private tertiary institutions with regard to the contents and standards of their programmes, these institutions award certificates for various tertiary programmes without clearance to do so.

Below is a statement on the NAB website.

The following institutions have not been accredited as tertiary institutions to run diploma or any other tertiary programmes in Ghana. They are also not mandated to award or issue academic or professional certificates. Neither the institutions nor their programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Board. Employers and potential students are advised to consult the NAB before enrolling in any tertiary institution in Ghana.


NAME OF INSTITUTION                              LOCATION

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



1 Shepherd University   West Virginia, United States

2 Atlantic International University  Hawaii, USA

This is by no means an exhaustive list of institutions which have not been accredited to operate and award qualifications. The Board will continue to add to the list as and when any comes to its notice. Please note:

 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 Diploma is normally awarded by a tertiary institution after a candidate pursues 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.