Valley View University


Valley View University

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name = Valley View University
motto = Excellence, Integrity, Service
established = 1995
type = Private
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president = Seth A. Laryea
city = Oyibi
state = Greater Accra Region
country = Ghana
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campus = Suburban area
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website = [http://www.vvu.edu.gh/ www.vvu.edu.gh]
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The Valley View University is a private university located at Oyibi in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It forms part of a worldwide system of 98 tertiary institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.cite web |url=http://education.gc.adventist.org/documents/accreditationstatus..pdf |title=POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS ACCREDITATION STATUS |accessdate=2007-03-14 |format=PDF |work=Department of Education Accreditation Status List Page 3 |publisher=Seventh Day Adventist Church ]

Valley View University was established in 1979 by the West African Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (now Ghana Union Conference). In 1997 it was absorbed into the Adventist University system operated by the Africa-Indian Ocean Division (WAD) of Seventh-day Adventist with headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The Ghana Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (organized in 2000) serves as the local manager of the University.

The University was initially called the Adventist Missionary College and was located at Bekwai-Ashanti. It was transferred to Adentan near Accra in 1983 where it operated in rented facilities until it was relocated to its present site near Oyibi (Mile 19 on the Accra-Dodowa Road) in 1989 and was renamed Valley View College.

The Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA) has, since 1983, been evaluating and reviewing the accreditation status of the institution. In 1995, the university was affiliated to Griggs University in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA. This allowed the university to offer four year bachelors degrees in Theology and Religious Studies. The National Accreditation Board (Ghana) granted it national accreditation in 1995 thus allowing the university to award her own degrees. Thus, Valley View University became the first private institution in Ghana to be granted national accreditation.

The university serves students from all over the world. It admits qualified students regardless of their religious background, provided such students accept the Christian principles and lifestyle which forms the basis for the university's operations.

Mission Statement

Valley View University, established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, provides students, faculty, and staff with an environment conducive to balanced development of intellectual, spiritual and psycho-social dimensions of life in harmony with our Christian heritage and African culture.

In a context of liberal arts and professional curricula, the University emphasizes academic scholarship, vocational preparation, and cultural understanding leading to a life of service to God and humanity.

Our Vision

In response to this mission, Valley View University envisions itself as a leader in academic and professional excellence, responsive to the needs of its constituencies as it provides affordable education and a balanced lifestyle for students from diverse backgrounds. The institution will be recognized for its integration of faith and learning, scholarship and service, leadership and servanthood.

Our Core Values

The Valley View University seeks to pass on a passion for excellence, integrity and service.
* Excellence - The commitment to exceed average standards and expectations.
* Integrity - The quality of living a unified life in which one's convictions are considered and matched with one's actions. Integrity encompasses honesty, authenticity and trustworthiness.
* Service - The willingness to serve God and humanity in sacrificial manner.

Linkages & Collaborations

Valley View University (VVU) is one of the 97 colleges and universities operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide. It thus has collaborations with these universities and colleges.

;AffiliationsValley View University is also affiliated with:
* Griggs University (GU): In Distance Learning

Under special arrangement with Griggs University, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, VVU offers four-year Distance Education degree programmes in Business Administration and Religious Studies.

;Association Membership

Valley View University is a member of the following associations:

* West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI).
* Ghana Association of Private Tertiary Institutions (GAPTI).
* Conference of Heads of Private Universities, Ghana (CHPUG)

;Linkages

Valley View University has linkages with the following universities:

* Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
* University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg, Germany
* University of Applied Science, Magdeburg, Germany
* University of Hohenheim, Germany
* Sahmyook University, South Korea
* Griggs University in Maryland, USA

Accreditation & Charter

Valley View University has several accreditations and a charter to offer degree courses in different disciplines. These accreditations are as follows:1. Adventist Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (AAA).

Valley View University is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities. VVU is therefore a member of a network of 97 colleges and universities operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church world-wide. 2.

National Accreditation Board (NAB) The University is accredited by the National Accreditation Board, Government of Ghana for the following programmes leading to a Bachelor's degree in: Religious Studies, Theology, Business Administration, Education, Development Studies and Computer Science. 3. Presidential Charter

Valley View University has the singular distinction of being the first Private University in Ghana to be granted a Charter. VVU received its Charter from His Excellency J A Kufuor, President, Republic of Ghana, at a special function on May 28 th , 2006.

A “Chartered” institution implies one that has been granted certain rights and privileges by the President or the Legislature of a country to operate as such. To obtain this legal status, the institute's statutes, examination procedures, quality assurance standards, etc are subjected to Parliamentary scrutiny.

Affiliations

* [http://www.griggs.edu/ Griggs University] in Silver Spring, Maryland, USAcite web |url=http://www.vvu.edu.gh/Aboutus/history.html |title=Valley View University - History |accessdate=2007-03-14 |date=2006-10-03 |work=Official Website |publisher=Valley View University ]
*Seventh-day Adventist Church

Notes

ee also

*List of universities in Ghana
*List of Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities

External links

* [http://www.nab.gov.gh/nabsite/index.php National Accreditation Board]
* [http://www.vvu.edu.gh/ Valley View University]
* [http://www.uni-hohenheim.de/respta/vvu.php Ecological development of the Valley View University]


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