The Valley View University (VVU) is embarking on a student-centred culture that would foster personal growth and promote independent, critical thinking, creativity and innovative problem-solving.
This will help the students to be “thinking and not mere reflectors of other people’s thoughts”.
Professor Daniel Bediako, Vice Chancellor of the VVU, said this at the 21st matriculation of the University at Oyibi.
He said the work-study program which is currently being enhanced would enable them have the passion for physical work and provide opportunities for the students and support them financially.
Prof Bediako said the Sandwich and Distance study models are also being re-examined to identify ways to enhance quality delivery and to reduce the stress on students.
The Vice Chancellor said the VVU will embark upon a strict on-campus accommodation policy for certain categories of undergraduate students to enhance quality education.
He enumerated some of the challenges facing the university as lecture halls, library, student hostels and a fence wall.
Prof Bediako urged the matriculated students to demonstrate the spirit of fortitude and resilience in marching steadily towards their goals.
About 9,472 students drawn from Oyibi, Techiman and Kumasi Campuses as well as Takoradi Learning Centre, were matriculated.