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Section 2: Academic Year Review: 2014/2015


2.0 Introduction

The 2014/2015 academic year has been another successful period with continual pursuit of academic excellence, impacting knowledge, and creating opportunities for the younger generation to explore their immense talents.

 

A.    Student Information

2.1 Current student Population Distribution

The 2014/2015 academic year began with active undergraduate students population of 1664 out of which 523 graduated and 460 were enrolled, leaving the current student population to 1601. The SBL has the highest student population of 55%, followed by the SIET with 37% and the remaining being FAS with 8%.

 

Students Population for 2014/2015 Academic Year

School and Programmes

Frequency

   

SBL

890

 

55%

B.Sc (Management with Computing)

373

42%

 

B.Sc (Accounting & Information Systems)

212

24%

 

BBA (E-Commerce)

153

17%

 

B.Sc (Banking & Finance with French)

80

9%

 

B.Sc (Economics with Computing)

72

8%

 

 SIET

586

 

37%

B.Eng. (Applied Elect & System Engineering)

312

53%

 

B.Sc (Info Sys Sciences)

156

27%

 

B.Sc (Computer Science)

118

20%

 

FAS

125

 

8%

B.Sc (Psychology & Hum Development)

106

85%

 

B.Th and Management

19

15%

 

Grand Total

1601

   

 

2.1.1 Student Population by Gender and Nationality

Overall, female constitutes 35% of the entire student population, majority of whom are in the SBL (47%), with FAS and SIET having 55% and 12% respectively.

The Ghanaian students constitute 71% of the current student population and the remaining 29% represent the foreign population mainly from Nigeria. Majority of the foreign student population is found in SIET (43%)

 

Students Population by Gender

Row Labels

   

SBL

890

 

Male

475

53%

Female

415

47%

SIET

586

 

Male

514

88%

Female

72

12%

FAS

125

 

Male

56

45%

Female

69

55%

Grand Total

1601

53%

Male

1045

65%

Female

556

35%

 

Student Population by Nationality

 

 

 

SBL

890

 

Ghanaian

706

79%

Foreign

184

21%

SIET

586

 

Ghanaian

335

57%

Foreign

251

43%

FAS

125

 

Ghanaian

89

71%

Foreign

36

29%

Grand Total

1601

 

Ghanaian

1130

71%

Foreign

471

29%

 

 

 

2.2 Enrolment in 2014/2015 Academic Year

During the academic year under review, total enrolment recorded was 460 fresh students in the undergraduate programmes; 58% for SBL, 35% for SIET, and 7% for FAS. Overall, the year enrolment represented a 6% decline as compared to the previous year’s enrolment. Only SBL had an increase in enrolment (of 5%) compared to the previous year.

 

Enrolment by Schools

 

 

Enrolment by Programme and School

Programme

2014/ 2015

2013/ 2014

% change

SBL

269

257

5%

B.Sc. Accounting and Information Systems

67

63

6%

B.Sc. Banking and Finance

21

17

24%

B.Sc. Economics with Computing

17

38

-55%

B.Sc. Management with Computing

119

99

20%

Bachelor of Business Administration (E-Commerce)

45

40

13%

SIET

161

197

-18%

B.Eng. Applied Electronics and Systems Engineering

83

110

-25%

B.Sc. Computer Science

27

41

-34%

B.Sc. Information Systems Sciences

51

46

11%

FAS

30

33

-9%

B.Sc. Human Development and Psychology

30

32

-6%

Bachelor of Theology with Management

 

1

-100%

Grand Total

460

487

-6%

 

 

2.2.1 Enrolment by Gender and Streams

The student’s intake continues to be dominated by males, constituting 67% of the overall student enrolment for the 2014/2015 academic year. There is almost equal distribution of male and female enrolment in the SBL and FAS. The SIET is highly dominated by the male category. For the year under review, the intake is made up of 52% in the morning stream and the rest distributed among the evening and the weekend sessions by 22% and 26% respectively.

                                                                                      

Enrolment by Gender

Gender

Frequency

%

SBL

269

58%

Male

144

54%

Female

125

46%

SIET

161

35%

Male

148

92%

Female

13

8%

FAS

30

7%

Male

15

50%

Female

15

50%

Grand Total

460

100%

Male

307

67%

Female

153

33%

 

 Enrolment by streams

 

2.2.2 Enrolment by Nationality

During the 2014/2015 academic year, foreign students enrolment was 102. This figure is almost half of the previous year’s intake of 217 and represents 22% of the overall students’ intake.

 

Foreign Students and Ghanaian Students Enrolment: 2013/2014

Category

Frequency

Percentage

SBL

269

58%

Ghanaian

232

86%

Foreign

37

14%

SIET

161

35%

Ghanaian

106

66%

Foreign

55

34%

FAS

30

7%

Ghanaian

20

67%

Foreign

10

33%

Grand Total

460

14%

Ghanaian

358

78%

Foreign

102

22%

 

Foreign and Ghanaian trend compared

 

 

2.3 Graduates Output for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

The total number of graduates produced for the 2014/2015 academic year was 586, comprising 64 (11%) postgraduates and 522 (89%) undergraduates. The total Regent graduate output currently is over 2923.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Output

Graduate output: Postgraduates

 

2.3.1 Graduate Output by Gender (Undergraduate Programmes)

Overall, females constitute 36% of the total graduate output in the undergraduate programme, majority of whom are in the FAS (64%), with SBL  and SIET having 49% and 7% respectively.

 

Graduate Output by Schools and Gender

Category

Frequency

Percentage

SBL

309

59%

Female

153

49%

Male

156

51%

 SIET

177

34%

Female

12

7%

Male

165

93%

 FAS

36

7%

Female

23

64%

Male

13

36%

 Grand Total

522

100%

Female

188

36%

Male

334

64%

 

Graduate Output by Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)

Programmes

2014/ 2015

Percentage distribution

SBL

309

59%

BSc.  Management With Computing

152

29%

BSC. Accounting And Information Systems

75

14%

BSc. Business Administration (E-Commerce)

27

5%

BSc. Economics With Computing

8

2%

BSc. Banking And Finance With French

47

9%

 SIET

177

34%

BEng.  (Instrumentation Engineering)

72

14%

BEng.  (Telecommunication Engineering)

49

9%

BSc.  Computer Science

15

3%

BSc.  Information Systems Sciences

37

7%

BSc. Computing With Education

4

1%

 FAS

36

7%

B.Th. Theology With Management

8

2%

BSc. Human Development And Psychology

28

5%

Grand Total

522

100%

 

 

2.3.2 Graduating Class Distribution (Undergraduate) for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

For the year under review, 53% of the graduates obtained second class upper division, 9% had first class division, 37% obtained a second class lower dividion, while the third class was 1%. The graduating class of honours distribution has not significantly changed over the years.

 Graduating Class Distribution

Graduating Class by Gender

Gender

Frequency

%

1st Class Honours

48

9%

Female

24

50%

Male

24

50%

2nd Class Honours (Upper)

279

53%

Female

102

37%

Male

177

63%

2nd Class  Honours (Lower)

192

37%

Female

60

31%

Male

132

69%

3rd Class Honours

4

1%

Female

2

50%

Male

2

50%

Grand Total

523

100%

Female

188

36%

Male

335

64%

 

 

Graduating Class by Programme of study and by Schools

 

 

Schools

1st Class Honours

2nd Class Honours (Upper Division)

2nd  Class  Honours (Lower Division)

Third Class Honours

Total

SBL

32

171

104

2

309

SIET

5

96

76

 

177

FAS

11

12

11

2

36

Grand Total

48

279

192

4

522

 

B.     Programme Re-Accreditation

Institution and programme accreditation remain a very important process in tertiary education in ensuring quality education. The Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Management unit under the Advancement Office continues to work assiduously to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements which primarily include programme accreditation.

Currently, all the undergraduate programmes have been granted re-accreditation status by the National Accreditation Board (NAB). The documentation processes for re-accreditation of programmes whose accreditation status are near expiration have also been started.

 

Programme Re-Accreditation Status as at May 31, 2015

School/ Faculty

Programmes

Date program was recently accredited

Date program accreditation expires

Accreditation/ Reaccreditation Progress status

SBL

Bachelor of Business Administration (E-Commerce)

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

BSc. Accounting & Info. Systems

1/9/2010

31/08/2015

Re-accredited

BSc. Banking & Finance

1/9/2011

31/8/2015

Re-accredited

BSc. Economics with Computing

1/9/2010

31/08/2 015

Re-accredited

BSc. Management with Computing

1/8/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

 SIET

BSc. Information System Sciences

1/9/2014

31/08/2019

Re-accredited

BSc. Computer  Science

1/9/2010

31/08/2015

Re-accredited

Bachelor of Engineering Applied Electronics & Sys

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

BSc. Instructional Technology (formerly BSc. Computing with Education)

1/9/2015

31/08/2020

Re-accredited

 

 

 

 

FAS

BSc. Human Development and Psychology

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

Bachelor of Theology with Management

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Re-accredited

School of Graduate Studies

Master of Divinity

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Accredited

Master of Theology

1/9/2011

31/08/2016

Accredited

MSc. Statistics

1/4/2013

31/03/2018

Re-accredited