The Vice Chancellor of Valley View University (VVU), Professor Daniel Bour, has advised students to refrain from using university campuses for political activities.
He stated that while they had the right to belong to various political parties, they should not use the campus “as a venue for political campaigns.”
“It is necessary for students to be serious with their studies to justify the huge expenses parents and guardians are incurring on them,” he stated.
Prof. Bour was speaking at the 8th matriculation ceremony of the VVU at Oyibi on Wednesday.
The matriculation was to formally admit 1,738 fresh students into the university.
This year’s number exceeded last year’s number (which was 1,426), indicating an increase of 21.87 per cent in the intake of students.
The VVU emphasises on academic, vocational and technological excellence for service to God, humanity and with the vision to be a centre of excellence for Christian education.
Addressing the gathering, the vice chancellor said the university was expanding its territory to ensure that applicants would have access to quality and holistic education.
Prof. Bour said the university would establish a distance learning centres in Takoradi in 2015 and another at Bibiani.
Meanwhile, the National Accreditation Board (NAB) has upgraded the Kumasi and Tamale distance learning centres to campus status.
Four programmes: BA Communication Studies, BSc Environmental Studies, BSc Actuarial Science and MA Education will be implemented in 2015.
Prof. Bour said the university had plans of introducing Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at the Nyaniba Centre of the university in July, this year.
He encouraged students to abide by the rules and regulations and the dress code of the university, which discourages indecent exposure.
“The objective of the dress code is to ensure modesty. Cleanliness is next to godliness, so we expect that you keep yourselves and the environment clean,” he said.