NON-RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY SMC UNIVERSITY, IPED, CIC, CASS EUROPE AND STATUS OF M-GIBES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

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NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD (NAB)
PPUBLIC NOTICE
NON-RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY SMC UNIVERSITY, IPED, CIC, CASS EUROPE AND STATUS OF M-GIBES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
The National Accreditation Board wishes to reiterate to prospective students, parents, employers and the general public that it had ceased to recognize qualifications awarded by the following institutions:
● SWISS MANAGEMENT CENTRE (SMC) UNIVERSITY
● INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT (IPED)
● CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE (CIC)
● CASS EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES
This is as a result of the institutions failure to comply with some directives issued by NAB.
By this publication, the Board repeats its previous caution to prospective students and the general public to take note accordingly and desist from enrolling on programmes of the aforementioned institutions.
NAB, however, wishes to state clearly that those who graduated from SMC programmes on or before 31st August 2018, possess valid credentials which are recognized, unless incontrovertible evidence of fraud is established. In the case of CASS EUROPE, it must be noted that qualifications of all students who enrolled after 2015 would not be recognized.
The Board restates the advice to all educational institutions and employers to refer ALL academic and professional qualifications to it for determination of their respective statuses before accepting them for any form of admission, employment or job progression.
Further, the general public is hereby also informed that “M-GIBES COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT” located at Achimota Mile 7 has NOT BEEN ACCREDITED by the National Accreditation Board as required by the National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 (Act 744) and the Tertiary Institutions (Establishment and Accreditation) Regulations, 2010 (L.I 1984) to operate as tertiary education institutions.
The general public, especially residents of Accra and its environs, are therefore CAUTIONED TO DESIST from responding to advertisements enticing them to enroll in this unaccredited institution or the programmes they purport to run.
Any person that does business with this institution does so at his/her own risk.

SIGNED

DR. KINGSLEY NYARKO
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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