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 Tertiary Education At the moment there are 10 Polytechnics in Ghana (one in each region) and 6 public and 10 private universities. The Nat...

 Tertiary Education At the moment there are 10 Polytechnics in Ghana (one in each region) and 6 public and 10 private universities. The National Accreditation Board has accredited 9 Tutorial professional colleges (which prepare students to take examination of accredited (recognized) bodies within and outside Ghana, and 2 distance education-learning centres that represent accredited universities outside Ghana. Enrolment in all tertiary institutions has improved considerably. For example enrolment in Polytechnics increased from 1, 299 in 1994 to 18, 474 in 2000/2001. Capacity building in teaching, research, leadership, information technology and others have become a policy priority for the Ghana government.

 To this end, polytechnics as an example, are being encouraged to introduce post-HND and Bachelor of Technology programmes to produce requisite manpower for industries. Physical infrastructure in the area of office, residential and classroom accommodation, libraries, laboratory facilities as well as tools and equipment supply in all tertiary institutions have shown considerable improved through the funding of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND). All universities in the country have also established quality assurance units through which performance at the institutional, faculty and departmental levels are evaluated. These are to ensure quality and relevance in all aspects of university life, teaching, research, and institutional mission, vision and focus. of lecturers in teaching and research are evaluated. 25 National Accreditation At the system’s level,

 there is a National Accreditation Board that ensures quality content and delivery of programmes in tertiary institutions. The accreditation process involves a thorough peer review for new universities. . Functional Literacy Programme The non-formal Education Division of the Ministry was established in 1991 tasked to carry out the eradication of illiteracy in Ghana by the year 2011. Statistics available indicates that through the functional literacy programme, national illiteracy rate has currently been reduced from 69% to 52%. Distance Education Distance education has been found to be an important option to meet the demand for higher education. The introduction of distance learning has reduced the cost of higher education for both the government and students. It has provided increased access to tertiary education.

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