Oyibi, March 14, GNA -
Professor Daniel Kwame Bediako, the Vice Chancellor of Valley View University
(VVU), admitting 1,268 students to pursue various academic programmes for the
new academic year, urged them to focus on the knowledge they would receive
rather than certificates.
They are pursuing
various Diplomas, Undergraduate and post-Graduate Degree Programmes.
Addressing the 24th
Matriculation Ceremony, in Accra, on Wednesday, Prof Bediako said fully
focusing on their studies the entire period would enable them to reach the
zenith of their academic pursuits.
“Some of you are here
to look for certificates for promotions at your various workplaces, but still,
I urge you to focus on your studies to achieve your dreams.”
The Vice Chancellor
explained that the VVU placed emphasis on excellence, which was the commitment
to attain higher standards and expectations, adding that the admissions of
about 13 students were revoked in the previous academic year, because of fake
He, therefore, warned
the freshers that the Registrar would revoke the admission of any student found
to have submitted a fake certificate.
The Vice Chancellor
also told them that they may be may be required to dress properly as the school
sought to give them holistic education to prepare them for the world after
He, after his address,
led to recite the Pledge of Allegiance of the institution to formally admit
them into the university community.
Dr Emmanuel Harrison
Takyi, earlier in a welcome address, said the students admitted for 2019/2020
Academic Year were from seven African countries, comprising 1,252 Ghanaians,
seven Nigerians, four Ivorians, two Togolese, one Sierra Leonean, one Burundian
and a Gabonese.
The VVU is a
Seventh-day Adventist institution, which emphasises academic, technological and
vocational excellence for service to God and humanity.
It seeks to be the
centre of excellence in Christian tertiary education and strives to pass on to
its students, the passion for excellence to attain higher standards, integrity
and the willingness to serve God and humanity in a sacrificial manner.
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