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The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 492 of 1994) as one of the three supervisory bodies in the Tertiary Education sector. The governing Board was inaugurated in 1995 and reconstituted in 2004. In February 2009, the Board was dissolved and the current Board was reconstituted in July 2009.

THE VISION

Putting true value on what you can do to create a skilled nation.

THE MISSION

We will be a competent examinations body with a universal reputation for administering schemes of examinations, evaluation and assessment for non-university tertiary institutions, professional bodies and accredited private institutions.

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MANDATE

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) established by Act 454 of 1993 to: "Oversee the proper administration of tertiary education institutions in Ghana".

VISION

Leading tertiary education to greater heights.

MISSION

The NCTE is committed to providing leadership in tertiary education by advising government and all relevant institutions to enhance:

  • access
  • quality
  • equity
  • relevance and
  • governance.

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The Ghana Library Board (GLB) is a public library system which was set up in 1950 by the Gold Coast ordinance cap 118. This ordinance was later revised and re-enacted as Ghana Library Board Act 1970, ACT 327.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a comprehensive public library service that would assist in cultivating a long life reading habit among the populace, with the objective of ensuring the development of the individual's social and intellectual capabilities, and the creation of well-informed society for national development.

VISION

To promote life-long learning by making ideas and information easily accessible and responsive to the people we serve; and establish libraries in all the big towns and cities throughout the country, so that no person will have to walk more than 8 kilometers to have access to modern, well-equipped, well-stocked libraries with adequate staff.

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The Government White Paper of 1991 made proposals for the establishment of a Board of Accreditation to contribute to the furtherance of better management of tertiary education as the quality assurance body at the tertiary level of education.

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) was set up by the NAB Law, 1993, PNDCL 317 which has since been replaced by the National Accreditation Board Act, 2997 Act 744

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MANDATE

The objective of the Trust Fund is to provide resources and the sound management of the Trust for the benefit of students of accredited tertiary institutions. The Trust Fund disburses loans to eligible students to alleviate the financial hardship that needy bright students encounter in the pursuit of higher education.

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To attain middle income status (with a per capita income of at least US$1000) by the year 2015 within a decentralised democratic environment and the adoption of an overall social protection policy aimed at empowering the vulnerable and excluded, especially women, to contribute to and share in the benefits of the economy, thus ensuring sustained poverty reduction.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC) is to nurture and facilitate the development of an indigenous and vibrant Book Industry that will provide the foundation for the creation of a functionally Literate Society.

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is West Africa's foremost Examining Board established by law:

  • To determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries
  • To conduct examinations and award certificates Comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally

By this mandate WAEC is expected to:

  • Assist in the development of sound education.
  • Ensure that educational standards are maintained.
  • Give the people of West Africa a vision of the great potentials, which lie beyond examinations.

VISION

To be a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its numerous stakeholders.

MISSION

West Africa's foremost examining body, developing and maintaining internationally accepted procedures in examinations, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence among the youth and promoting sustainable human resource development, mutual understanding and international co-operation.

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The COTVET ACT (Act 718, 2006) was passed with the object to co-ordinate and oversees all aspects of technical and vocational education and training in the country. Governed by a 15 member Board with an industrialist as the Chairman and representation from public and private sector.

VISION

To be a world-class leader in coordinating skills development

MISSION

To coordinate and oversee a TVET system that produces globally competitive workforce through quality oriented and demand-driven learning for national development.

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Vision

Learning must be accessible, flexible and affordable to all citizens at home and abroad using open and distance learning technologies.

Mission

To harmonize and regulate distance learning in Ghana, package education and training for delivery through open and distance learning mode, CENDLOS will advice on , support and coordinate distance learning activities in partnership with the public and private sectors.

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The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academy) was established by an Act of Parliament on the initiative of Ghana's first Prime Minister, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, It had 20 founding Fellows and was the first in post-colonial Africa. By a Decree, N.L.C.D. 219 Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Act, 1968, the Academy was split into two separate organizations: the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

THE MANDATE:

The mandate of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is fulfilled through a program of activities including the organization of lectures, symposia, public forums, workshops and conferences throughout the year, as well as the award of prizes for academic excellence and in recognition of outstanding contributions to knowledge in the arts and sciences.

The Academy's major activities include annual memorial lectures: the J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures, the Ephraim Amu Memorial Lecture and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lecture, the Sectional Lectures in the Sciences and Humanities, Fellows' Inaugural Lectures and the Founder's Week Celebrations.

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The FPMU is a multi-donor projects implementation Unit which was created in 1999 to overcome the multiplicity and duplication of functions of Project Implementation Units hitherto to being operated by the Ministry of Education.

The FPMU is responsible for the coordination and management, disbursement and procurement of Donor/bilateral/ multilateral funded projects as well as projects funded through GOG related funds lodged at the GETfund.

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The Ghana National Commission started as a Committee for UNESCO Affairs in 1953. In 1958 when Ghana attained full membership of UNESCO, Cabinet approved the reconstitution of the National Committee under the new title Ghana National Commission for UNESCO.

The National Commission for UNESCO is a sub-vented agency under the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports. It serves as a link between UNESCO and Ghana. In furtherance of its primary objectives, the Commission performs among others, the following functions:

OUR VISION

To be a highly progressive National Commission that improves access and participation in programmes and activities within UNESCO's fields of competence in Ghana.

OUR Mission

To promote UNESCO's objectives and ideals in Ghana as a contribution to global peace, poverty alleviation, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through Education, the Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information.

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