…..As NAB Disowns Other Private Medical Schools Touting Themselves As Premier Institutions
The National Accreditation Board (NAB), the body in charge of issuing certificates to tertiary educational institutions in the country, has stated that, according to their records, Family Health Medical School is the first Private Medical School to be issued a Certificate in Ghana before any other private medical school.
This was disclosed in an interview by the Executive Secretary of National Accreditation Board, Mr. Kwame Dattey.
According to Mr. Dattey, Family Health Medical School, should have been given the Accreditation a long time ago, but because being the first private
institution to start a medical school, his outfit thought it wise to consult widely.
He hinted that on record, Family Health Medical School, was the first private Medical School to be issued with Accreditation, explaining that what happened was that, when Family Health Medical School had their accreditation, they waited for sometime just to organized their matriculation in a grand style to attract important personalities to witness the occasion.
Mr. Dattey, further mentioned that his outfit later got the hint that, the Accra College of Medicine, also a private medical school, issued with accreditation later, are also claiming to be the premier private medical school.
He, however, said they are wrong by claiming to be the Premier Private Medical School and will take steps to correct that impression.
Investigation conducted indicates that, Family Health Medical School received their accreditation on April 1, 2015, while that of Accra College of Medicine was November 23, 2015.
It would be recalled that President John Dramani Mahama together with the two former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufour this year commissioned Family Health Medical School, the Premier Private Medical School in Ghana during her inaugural matriculation.
President Mahama in his speech assured of his Government’s commitment to support private individuals who want to partner with the state.