NTA reinforces call for institutes to regularise status
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
National Training Authority (NTA) has been relentless in its call for local
colleges and training institutes in the country to regularise their status
before the expiration date given to them, in order to avoid penalties.
officials of the NTA made the call recently during an interview with this
reporter at their Kairaba Avenue head office.
during the interview, a registration and accreditation assistant at the
Authority, Babou Ceesay, said there are laid down standards for the
registration of training providers, which he explained is divided into seven
components. Ceesay said
any training institute seeking for registration must be registered either as a
public, private or community institute, and show the certificate of the
certificate must reveal the location of the centre as evidence. Such training
provider must have a clear structure and purpose that is the mission statement,
development plan, operational policy with health and safety,” he indicated.
Ceesay also told the Daily Observer that the training school must be financially viable and have clarity in all financial dealings and obligations. He asserted that the institute must serve the interest of learners, committed to own people and committed to quality.
Commenting on the infrastructure aspect, he asserted that training schools must have adequate facilities to support the training programme.
“There should be qualified staff for the programmes offered by the institution; therefore all trainers must be registered and given accreditation by the NTA,” he added.
on to also stress that there must be proper administration and recording system
in place at these institutions, while underscoring that there should be relevance
in training curriculum and programmes delivered. “All
proprietors, institute heads and their trainers are familiarised with and aware
of the standard for registration and licensing. They are all given registration
and accreditation guidelines that spelt out time, condition and the seven
standard components, and accreditation of training providers as produced by NTA
each time they apply,” he concluded.
Author: by Yunus S. Saliu