In order to lecture in Ghanaian universities, the National Accreditation Board (NAB) requires that a person should have a terminal degree i.e. a PhD.
However, a person can lecture with a researched Masters degree. The research component of the masters degree must be of at least one year duration. Such a degree includes an M Phil (Master of Philosophy).
With the growing popularity of MA, MBA and M.Sc. degrees in the country, it is expected that the requirement may generate an interest in the acquisition of M Phil degrees, which are still not as popular outside the field of the Arts.
The NAB seems to want to update Ghanaian university standards to the global level.