General News of Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Mountcrest University College in Accra (MCU) has sued the National Accreditation Board for placing an embargo on fresh admissions of students into law programmes at the school.
According to the institution, the decision by the Accreditation Board has neither factual nor legal basis.
The school claims the tenure of office of the Accreditation Board expired last year, and therefore did not have the legal mandate to sanction or issue such directives.
On June 13, 2016, a Joint Quality Monitoring and Verification Panel of the National Accreditation Board/General Legal Council (NAB/GLC), visited Mountcrest and concluded that the student/staff ratio was beyond the acceptable level and directed the school to revise it before January 31 this year.
But the University contends that before the January 31 deadline, public notices appeared in national newspapers and social media announcing that NAB had placed an embargo on fresh admissions into their Law programmes, adding the Board has deprived the university the opportunity to rectify the situation as requested in a letter dated November 30, and addressed to them.