Professor Daniel Bediako, the Vice Chancellor of the Valley View University, says education must lead to the total development of an individual-intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually.
He said the effort in this regard is to train graduates who would play useful roles for God and humanity.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Prof Bediako said it is as a result of these modest goals the Valley View University was established – to offer value based Christian education.
He said: “We need graduates with the requisite skills to tackle the problems of the society and education without a sound moral foundation could create problems.”
Prof Bediako said: “The University, which is located in Oyibi (with satellite campuses in Kumasi and Techiman), is here to equilibrate academic excellence and spiritual development.”
He said there are rules on dress code on campus and this is an initial step or an effort in inculcating moral discipline among our students.
On a comparative level, Prof Bediako said, the fees of the University is the least amongst the top bracket of private universities in the country and urged the public to acquaint themselves with initiatives, facilities and activities of the facility.
He said from now and 2020, the public is also to expect the actualisation of the Seven-Point Agenda, which has been discussed at various public forums since his appointment as the Vice Chancellor.
Prof Bediako said the Agenda include: equilibrating intellectual, spiritual and moral growth through value based education; promoting sustainable development through the deployment of an ecological programme; strengthening academic excellence; strengthening the fiscal resource mobilisation; infrastructure consolidation; rebranding and enhancing the image of the university; and strengthening the internal systems.
Since Valley View University, a Seventh-day Adventist academic institution, was established Prof Bediako, is the third academic to head the institution.
The university has been awarded a charter.