The Valley View University (VVU) has introduced graduate programmes in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education programme after receiving approval from the National Accreditation Board.
Besides the new programmes, the University’s Institute of Computer Science has introduced an additional 14 Information Technology Certificate Course to its BSc. Computer Science and BSc. Information Technology programmes.
Professor Daniel Bour, Vice Chancellor of VVU, who announced this at its 17th Matriculation on Thursday, said the University was working on securing accreditation for the introduction of Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Statistics and Economic programmes.
He said as Ghana’s premier private university, VVU was poised to offer programmes relevant for the job market and the country’s socio-economic development.
He said about 936 students made up of 534 men and 402 women were admitted with the Bachelor of Education (Sandwich) programme having the highest enrolment of 371.
With an enrolment of 476 students for the Techiman Campus of the University, the total number of freshmen matriculating for the 2011/2012 Academic Year was 1,412.
Prof Bour said VVU was not only committed to the academic wellbeing of its students, but their spiritual, intellectual and physical development as well.
He asked the matriculants to uphold discipline in all their endeavours and adhere strictly to VVU standards with regards to dressing and good environmental practices.
“This year, the University has re-introduced the Citizenship Grading System, to recognise good behaviour and community services among students.”
Professor Bour urged the students to take their studies seriously as a persistent Cumulative Grade Point Average of below 2.0 would cause their re-drawal from the University.
“Tertiary education is expensive so we expect you to avoid frivolous activities and concentrate on your studies in order not to jeopardize your future.”
He said the university maintained its stance of political neutrality and would not allow anything relating to the University be used for political purposes.
Prof Buor said although the University did not discriminate on religious lines and students were allowed to attend to their religious programmes in addition to religious gathering of the school.
Professor Stephen Adei, Past Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Professional Administration (GIMPA), lauded the establishment of Christian universities as they produced graduates who would be able to withstand pressures from society.
“I believe that truly Christian universities can make a difference in equipping students to develop academically, socially, morally, and as productive citizens”.
He expressed concern about the inability politicians to determine the duration for the Senior High School in the country. GNA