A team of Assessors from UCC has visited the Institute of Business Management and Journalism (IBM&J), Kumasi, to discuss the affiliation of the Institute’s Diploma in Basic Education.
The team from UCC, led by the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. J. V. Mensah comprised Prof. Clement Agezo of the Department of Basic Education, Prof. Kofi Tsivanyo Yiboe-representative of the College of Education; Ing Reginald A. Ankrah, representative of the Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Management (DPDEM).
Others were Mr. Christopher Kwame Filson, representative of Sam Jonah Library; Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng of the Institutional Affiliation Office; Ms. Joyce Sam of the Directorate of Internal Audit and Ms. Ellen Dzifa Tettevi of the Institutional Affiliation Office.
At a meeting with the management of IBM&J, Prof. Mensah said the purpose for the visit was to assess the documents of the institution and also inspect facilities for the running of the programme. He said that the team could only recommend the Institute for affiliation if they meet the requirements indicated on the Affiliation Instrument that they had filled. “We shall offer advice where you fall short to allow you to put things in order before we approve of your affiliation and also recommend you for accreditation,” he noted
Some of the documents assessed by the team were Staff Curriculum Vitae, Organogram, Statutes, Staff Development Policy, Academic Policies and Regulation and Appointments and Promotions Policy. The team later inspected the infrastructural facilities at the new campus of the institute.
In his remarks after the inspection, Prof. Mensah on behalf of the team recommended that the Institute should correct errors in their documents to conform to standards and also work on the defects identified on the building.
Responding, the Administrative Director of IBM&J, Mr. Fordjour Owusu, expressed gratitude to members of the team for their objective comments and gave the assurance that mthey would implement the recommendations to ensure that they secure affiliation to run the programme. Mr. Owusu said they would invite the team back to the Institute as soon as the work was done.
Other members of the IBM&J management who were present during the meeting were the Dean of Studies, Mr. Joseph K. Agyemang; Ms. Boahemaa Akua; Quality Assurance Officer, Mr. Joe Nketsiah Asiedu; Mr. Ofosu Amofah, Mr. Francis Boateng and Registrar of the Institute, Mrs. Patricia Acheampong Poku.