Alhagie Kurang defies accreditation authority

Alhagie Kurang defies accreditation authority

Jollof Tutors CEO and the Secretary of the Commission probing former President Yahya Jammeh is daring Gambian authorities to have him arrested after shutting down his accounting college.

Alhagie Kurang’s Jollof Tutors failed quality standards, according to the country’s accreditation agency, NAQAA, which warned the institution to cease providing services or will be considered to be operating illegally.

Kurang posted pictures of himself giving lessons to a new class of students just days after the close down saying authorities can send him to the deplorable state prison on the outskirts of the capital, Banjul.

“My class today,” he said. “….Even if you send me to Mile 2, my first priority will be to open an ACCA [(Association Chartered Certified Accountants] tutorial program in Mile 2 without your accreditation.”

Kurang accused accreditation authorities of bureaucratic dictatorship and trying to force him into harmonizing his college’s syllabus, a push he resisted.

He attributes the closing of Jollof Tutors to his resistance to the agency not because they failed to meet quality standards. But authorities say those that obtain certificates from Jollof Tutors and six other high education institute are unable to perform the skills the certificates state they obtain.

The other schools that have faced this shutdown alongside Jollof Tutors have entered talks with the NAQAA to have their accreditation reinstated. Kurang has not stated if he will be going into talks while showing defiance.

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