13th June 2024

Dr Kingsley Nyarko, NAB executive secretary, Kingsley Agyeman, addresses the participants

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has held a one-day capacity building workshop on quality assurance and accreditation for nursing and midwifery training colleges (NMTC) across the country.

The exercise, held last week, was to address the seeming quality assurance and accreditation challenges faced by health institutions in their respective places. It brought together about 300 participants, including principals of the colleges, quality assurance officers, programme coordinators of the various NMTCs, among others.

 

The executive secretary of NAB, Dr Kingsley Nyarko, addressing the participants, explained the mandate of his outfit to them.  He stated that the main aim of NAB is to promote quality education in tertiary institutions, adding that to get this achieved, the board periodically visits institutions to assess and evaluate their quality assurance and accreditation issues.

He noted that the NMTCs, which fall under the health training institutions, are very vital institutions because of their mandate to train health professionals for the health services. He underscored the importance of the workshop, saying it will help them to keep up to standards.

 

Topics of interest

The head of quality assurance of NAB, Emmanuel Oware Nyarko, took the participants through the four thematic areas of quality assurance in tertiary education institutions (TEIs).

 

The four, according to Mr Nyarko, are institutionalising internal quality assurance (QA), quality assurance standards, requirements and measurements, external quality assurance schemes and approaches and new developments in quality assurance.

 

Other speakers took the participants through topics such as the need for accreditation, process of accreditation, general provisions of accreditation, obligations of accreditation maintaining accreditation, among others.

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