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Regional News of Thursday, 29 October 2015


NAB clears Data Link Institute to admit fresh students

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The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has given Data Link Institute the green light to admit fresh students after it ordered the college to suspend admission in April this year.

The order followed an audit inspection conducted by NAB at the university which found out that the college’s main campus in Tema was not spacious enough to accommodate the number of students it had admitted at the time.

In response to the directive, the university authorities made submissions to NAB on the issue, prompting the Quality Assurance Committee of the Board to carry out further checks and inspections hence the lifting of the ban on admissions in October.

Addressing a press conference in Tema, Mr Sarfo Ntim, board member of the university, disclosed that since the ban was put on admissions, stringent measures have been taken to address the “disturbing situation”.

“Since the ban was imposed series of communications have ensued between our institution and NAB. We have been able to address the various issues that prompted the ban.

“We have also given a face lift to the compound at the campus creating more conducive teaching and learning environment,” the statement revealed.

Against that backdrop, the college has taken steps to start the construction of an ultramodern seven storey Institute building at Community One and a six storey hostel at Community Six, all Tema suburbs.

The projects, according to authorities, would cost the university a little over $10 million and could be completed within 18 to 24 months.

“With these measures in place we wish to inform our cherished stakeholders that there is nothing to be anxious about…. As we are now scheduled to admit fresh students to the 2015/2016 academic year,” the statement added.

As an incentive, the college is currently offering 50% discount on first semester tuition fees for fresh students who pay their fees in bulk.

The statement added: “Our Maters programme with Northampton University in the UK is also on course and applicants are invited to put in application for this flexible Masters programme”.

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