The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), has commenced an exercise to audit all staff of the eight technical universities in Ghana, as part of moves to migrate them onto the conditions of service for public universities
The scheduled dates from a letter dated September 25,
The letter says
Cape Coast and Kumasi Technical would have theirs on October 9, 10, 11 and Takoradi and Ho Technical would have theirs on October 12, 13, 14.
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“As you can see, this is a rather tight schedule, including even the weekends, and we shall require the total commitment and cooperation from all staff and institutions for it to be successfully implemented.”
“The Technical University's Administration (Registrar's Office) is to ensure that the forms are provided to all staff and it should also retrieve all duly completed forms and present same to the Audit Teams when they visit.
"Original copies of transcripts of certificates must be made available for inspection, but photocopies are to be attached to the Individual Staff Profile Form,” the letter said.
Fear and anxiety
Graphic Online has gathered that the planned exercise has created fear and anxiety in some of the technical universities since there are concerns some staff
From the Tamale Technical University (TATU) for instance, Graphic Online’s Mohammed Fugu reports that the move has sent shivers down the spine of both administrative and teaching staff, especially the teaching staff.
Some of them who are said not to have the requisite qualifications are apprehensive, according to sources.
The exercise follows the recent sit-down strike by the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (
Graphic Online has gathered that the exercise has become a major topic of discussion among some staff of TATU whose fate is said to be hanging in a balance.
The auditors will be verifying staff appointment letters, original copies of certificates and curriculum vitae at the time of appointment.
“Some of the lecturers have online