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General News of Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Source: GNA

NAB launches on line credential evaluation management system

Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Executive Secretary, NAB Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Executive Secretary, NAB

The National Accreditation Board (NAB), on Tuesday, launched an online Credential Evaluation Management System in Accra.

The new system enables the easy evaluation of a person's academic credentials through NAB, through going online.

Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Executive Secretary, NAB, who launched the new system said previously, the Board's evaluation service had been accessible only at the NAB office in Accra.

He said, as a result, both foreign and local clients had to be physically present at the NAB secretariat in Accra, to apply for evaluation and also pay the applicable fees.

"With the new system, however, clients only need to go to the internet, create accounts and submit applications from wherever they are," Dr Nyarko said.

He said the new system run smoothly with all browsers, and also had a number of online payment options, including mobile money, visa cards and direct bank deposits.

Rev. Ama Afo Blay, a board member of NAB and Chair Person for the occasion, said the launch fell in line with the government's policy to make maximum use of information communication technology, in the pursuit of national growth and excellence.

She noted that an efficient means of determining the true credentials of people, further ensured a credible and progressive society.

The liberalisation of tertiary education in the early 1990s, and the quest for effective regulation among other factors, led to the establishment of the National Accreditation Board by an act of Parliament, PNDC law 317, 1993, and subsequently replaced by the National Accreditation Board Act, 2007, Act 744, which is operationalised by the Tertiary Institutions (Establishment and Accreditation) Regulations 2010, LI 1984.