The Ghana School of Survey and Mapping (GSSM) has been operating with an expired accreditation since 2015.
The school, presently, is running its programmes without accreditation.
This disclosure was contained in the Auditor-General’s report on the public accounts of Ghana, public boards, corporations and other statutory institutions for the period ended 31 December 2020.
“We noted that Survey and Mapping Division [of the lands commission] established and run a school (Ghana School of Survey and Mapping) for the training of surveyors without any legal framework or regulations. We recommended that effort should be made to regularise the existence of the school immediately for its aims and objectives to be achieved,” parts of the A-G’s report said.
“Our audit review disclosed that, the accreditation given to Ghana School of Survey and Mapping by the National Accreditation Board to run its programmes has expired since 2015”.
“The school continued to run its programme as usual without renewal of the programme’s accreditation”.
“We recommended that efforts should be made to renew the accreditation of the school. This will also help to avoid any penalty that may be imposed on the school by National Accreditation Board,” the report added.
The GSSM in its vision statement available on its website said it is an institution that specialises in the training of middle-level manpower in the Survey and Mapping industry.
It provides training in six disciplines:
Geographic Information System (GIS)
The vision of the school is to become the fore most provider of middle level manpower in the survey and mapping industry in Ghana.