The two government agencies, the National Council for Tertiary Education (NTCE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) any moment from today will be merged and renamed as the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission prior to the passage of the Education Regulatory Bodies Bill, 2019 by Parliament.
The Ghana Parliament today Thursday, June 4, 2020, passed the Education Regulatory Bodies Bill, 2019 to competently and efficiently manage the education sector in Ghana.
The passage of the Education regulatory bodies Bill came after it had undergone thorough amendments at the consideration stage when it was laid and read the first time at the plenary by the Minister responsible for Education Dr. Mathew Osei Prempeh on Wednesday 29th May 2019.
The Speaker Rt. Hon. Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye then subsequently referred it to the Select Committee on Education for consideration and report.
The authorization for the passage given to the Bill followed the approval by the House after agreeing that it is imperative that effective education regulatory structures, laws and institutions are established to help improve the quality of the educational sector.
preliminary to the approval of the Bill, the Majority Leader and MP for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, moved the motion for it to be read the third time and it was seconded by the Member of Parliament for Wa West Constituency Joseph Yieleh Chireh.
His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to give the presidential assent and unveil the new agency, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission