Valley View University

Valley View University was established in 1979 by the West African Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists.  In 1997 it was absorbed into the Adventist University system operated by the West Central Africa Division (WAD) now West Central African Division 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.

Valley View University was initially called the Adventist Missionary College (AMC) and was located at Bekwai-Ashanti.  It was transferred to Adenta near Accra in 1983 where it operated in rented facilities until it was relocated to its present site near Oyibi (kilometre 31 on the Accra-Dodowa Road) in 1989.  It 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 years’ bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Religious Studies.  Then in 1997, the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Ministry of Education in Ghana granted Valley View College national accreditation thus permitting her 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.

Valley View University is a private university with campuses located at Oyibi, Kumasi and Techiman respectively in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Bono East regions of Ghana. It forms part of a worldwide system of over 100 tertiary institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Our Mission
To foster a harmonious development of the physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual faculties of students and staff in a well-designed and sound learning research environment for meaningful service to God and humanity.

Our Vision

To be a leading center of excellence for value-based Christian education.

Core Values
VVU seeks to pass on a passion for excellence, integrity and service.

Excellence- The commitment to attain higher standards and expectations.

 Integrity – A life that matches convictions with actions. Integrity encompasses honesty, authenticity and trust worthiness

·Service – The willingness to serve God and humanity in a selfless manner.

Our Passion

Passing on a passion for excellence ,integrity, and service

Accredited Degrees

Earn degrees accredited by the National Accreditation Board (Ghana) and the Accrediting Association of Adventist Universities.  You can transfer the credits you earn at VVU to many Universities.

Academic Standards

Learn with an international staff of highly-qualified teachers, who are interested in you as a student.

International Flavour

Make friends with different nationalities on a campus that is good enough to maintain a family atmosphere.

Congenial Setting

The University is located on a 335-acre pristine land, some 31 kilometres northeast of Accra.  The country-side setting provides a very congenial environment for studies and personal meditation.

Proximity to City

The university is close to the capital city Accra with a multi-cultural environment.

Christian Community

Study with other Christians in a Seventh-day Adventist University. Here the whole University family cares for one another with Christian love. Here you will experience the “Very, Very Unique” (VVU) Christian and human touch to academic pursuit.

Value for Money

You will get more than your money’s worth at Valley View University.

FAQs about VVU

QUE Is the VUU affiliated with any Local or Foreign University?

ANS VVU has affiliation with Andrews University and Grigs University (USA)

QUE What are the tuition fees for the various courses?

ANS Our Tuition fees are moderate and the most affordable and depend on your choice of programme. Contact +233-307011878for more information.

QUE What plan do you have for payment of tuition fees by installment?

ANS The University has developed a flexible installment plan for payment of tuition fees.

QUE How committed and qualified are your lecturers?

ANS Our lecturers are experienced professional and result-oriented Lecturers.

QUE Where is the location of the University?

ANS VVU is located at Oyibi, Mile 19 off the Adentan - Dodowa road

QUE Has the Institute a prescribed uniform/attire?

ANS We do not have any prescribed uniform or attire. We, however, as a tertiary institution, insist that our students dress decently.

QUE Do you provide counseling services for students?

ANS Yes; the University has a Counseling Centre, manned by an experienced counselor and a chaplain.

QUE I am a student at one of the Schools – can I transfer to another School?

ANS Yes – but transfer terms and conditions shall apply.

QUE As a student of the University, can I use the University’s accommodation services?

ANS Yes – The University has accommodation for students’ utilization. More of them are being built to accommodate the increasing number of the student population.

QUE As a student of the University can I get any careers advice?

ANS Yes – The there are experienced counselors that can assist students and prospective students with all their academic needs.

QUE I need to obtain a transcript – who do I contact?

ANS You will need to come to the front desk of the admissions and records, fill a form, make payment then the transcript can be issued. If you are outside the country, identify someone to make payment on your behalf (give the person an authorization note) and the transcript will be sent to an address of your choice, or the person with the authorization not can collect it for you.

QUE I recently graduated and haven’t received my certificate – who can I contact about this?

ANS The registry is responsible for issuing all students certificates. Contact the registry on +233 - 030711836

QUE What can I study?

ANS The University currently offers undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, as well as other short certificate courses; please visit our programs offered page for more information.

QUE Do you offer short courses?

ANS Short Courses are available in a variety of subjects and levels through the University.

QUE Do you offer summer schools?

ANS Yes. Contact the schools for relevant information and all enquiries.

QUE When do courses start?

ANS Degrees and Diplomas at the University normally begin in August and January respectively.

QUE What are the University entry requirements?

ANS Requirements vary from program to program. Information can be obtained from the Schools or please visit our website for more information. For more information see entry requirements

QUE How do I apply?

ANS Information about how and when to apply should be sought from the School you wish to apply to. Students applying for undergraduate degrees should log on to our website or call our Admissions office (+233-307-011867) for more information. Also see how to apply

QUE What are the University fees?

ANS The fees for the various programmes differ from schools, in order to get exact amount please contact the school you wish to apply to; or call: 233-307011878

QUE Are scholarships available?

ANS Yes but terms and conditions apply.

QUE I want to study at Valley View University. What courses do you offer? How do I apply? Can you send me an application form?

ANS For detailed information on studying for an undergraduate (or bachelors) degree, see our website for information on admission processes.

QUE How much is the cost of living for Valley View University?

ANS For information on undergraduate or postgraduate fees and expenses, please call our Finance office (+233-307-011877) and they will be happy to answer all your queries. You can also download financial information for Valley View University.

QUE When was the Valley View University founded?

ANS In the year 1979.

QUE How many Schools/Institutes are there at Valley View University?

ANS currently VVU; has five schools but there are ongoing processes to get more schools accredited.

QUE When does the semester start? What are the term dates for the next academic year?

ANS The academic year at Valley View University runs from August to May, and summer session runs from June 1, to July 30.

QUE Are there any IT related programs on Valley View University Campus?

ANS Yes -There are a lot of IT related programs, an example is the annual ICT Expo: a platform for Institute of Computer Science (ICS) students to showcase their projects.

QUE Are there any sports activities on Campus?

ANS Yes – Valley View University engages in a lot of Sports activities ranging from football, basketball, volley ball, and athletics; just to mention a few. There is an ultra modern gym on campus as well.

Admission requirements for all the courses are the same as those for the regular courses as required by the National Accreditation Board. One of the following shall apply:

  1. GCE “O” Level: Five (5) credits including English Language & Mathematics, plus at least two (2) GCE “A” Level passes and a pass in General Paper.
  2. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE): Six (6) SSSCE credits with a minimum of aggregate 24 in three core subjects (Mathematics, English, and Science) plus three (3) electives.
  3. Other diplomas and certificates deemed equivalent to 1 or 2 above will be considered on merit.
  4. General Education Development Diploma (GED) with an average score of 50 and no score less than 45 in each of the five subjects.
  5. Holders of HND, 3-Year Post Secondary certificate, DBS, City & Guilds, and RSA Stages II & III may also apply.
  6. Mature Students (25 years or over);

Candidate should pass the Valley View University Entrance Examination with a percentage score of 50 in all three subject. ( English, Mathematics and General Paper) Candidate may also be asked to attend an admission interview.


  1. SSSCE/WASSCE holders: Credit passes (A-D/A1-C6) in six subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science/Social Studies, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  2. GBCE holders: Credit passes (A-D) in six subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science/Social Studies, plus three (3) relevant subjects.
  3. HND and Diploma holders from Polytechnics and Universities are eligible to apply for consideration on individual basis.
  4. Diploma in Basic Education/3-year Teacher’s Cert ‘A’ holders are eligible to apply for degree programmes in Education.
  5. GCE Advanced Level: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-Science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).
  6. Baccalaureate (from French-speaking countries), and other Foreign High School Diploma equivalent to WASSCE. Such certificates should be evaluated by the National Accreditation Board.
  7. Registered General Nursing/State Registered Nursing Certificate/Diplomaholders.
  8. Mature Students: Applicants must be 25 years and above, and should pass the University’s Mature Entrance Examination comprising English Language, Mathematics, and General Paper. Mature Exams are held in July and December each year.


Programs Offered at Valley View University Includes;

  1. Computer Science
  2. Nursing
  3. Education
  4. Business Administration
  5. Theological Studies
  6. Information Technology


Post-Graduate Programmes

1. MBA in Banking and Finance

 MBA in Human Resource Management

 MBA Strategic Management

2. MSc in Administration – International Development

3. Post-Graduate Diploma in Education

4. Post-Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Ministry

VVU Under-Graduate Programmes Available
1. BA Religious Studies – – – Regular/Distance

2. BA Theological Studies – – – Regular

3. BBA Accounting – – – Regular/Distance

4. BBA Banking and Finance – – – Regular/Distance

5. BBA Human Resource Management – Regular/Distance

6. BBA Management – – – Regular/Distance

7. BBA Marketing – – – Regular/Distance

8. BEd Accounting with Mathematics or Management- Regular/Sandwich

9. BEd Basic Education – – – Regular

10. BEd English Language with Religion or Social Studies Regular/Sandwich

11. BEd Management with Accounting – – Regular/Sandwich

12. BEd Mathematics with Accounting – – Regular/Sandwich

13. BEd Religious Studies with English Language – Regular/Sandwich

14. BEd Social Studies with English Language – Regular/Sandwich

15. BEd Information Technology – – – Regular

16. BSc Computer Science – – – Regular

17. BSc Information Technology – – – Regular

18. BSc Development Studies – – – Regular

19. BSc Nursing – – – Regular/Summer

VVU Diploma/Certificate Programmes Available
1. Diploma in Bio-Medical Equipment Technology – Regular

2. Certificate in Bio-Medical Equipment Technology – Sandwich


1. Post-graduate forms can be downloaded from the website

2. International students can also download admission forms from the website.


Under-Graduate Programmes Options Available

1. BBA Accounting – – Regular/Distance

2. BBA Human Resource Management – Regular/Distance

3. BBA Management – – Regular/Distance

4. BBA Marketing – – Regular/Distance

5. BEd Accounting – – Regular/Sandwich

6. BEd English Language – – Regular/Sandwich

7. BEd Mathematics – – Regular/Sandwich

8. BEd Social Studies – – Regular/Sandwich

9. BSc Agribusiness – – Regular

10. BSc Information Technology – Regular

INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Existing Basic Certificate & Professional Courses

Basic Courses in Computer Studies

Computer Software Applications

Computer Hardware & Networking

Linux Administration & Support

Fundamentals of Software

Graphics & Web Design

Programming with C#.NET or VB.NET

CISCO Certified Network Administrator

System Administration & Support

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

NB: Short courses are offered at Oyibi & Nyaniba Estate Campuses.

Professional Courses:

REDHAT Certificate

  1. Website Development & Administration
  2. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  3. Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist
  4. Certified Ethical Hacker
  5. Oracle Database Administrator Dev.


  • American High Diploma certificate
  • University Access Programme


  • Techiman – Regular, Distance, Sandwich as well as University Access Programme
  • Accra (Nyaniba Estate) – Regular or Evening programmes, certificate/undergraduate/ postgraduate
  • Kumasi (Kwadaso) – Centre for Distance Learning


School of Business:

Short-courses: Marketing for Non-Marketing Managers; Contemporary issues in Marketing; Marketing for non-profit making Organizations; Managerial Communication; Organizations and People; Employee capacity building; Computer Applications in Accounting; Basic Accounting for NGOs; Financial Planning and Budgetary Control; Entrepreneurial Finance; Financial Management of Health Systems; and Rural Finance.

School of Theology and Missions:

  • Master’s Degree in Divinity  (jointly with Andrews University, USA)
  • Certificate courses in Biblical Languages and Chaplaincy.

Cutting Edge Programmes:

  1. BSc. Actuarial Science (Insurance)
  2. BSc Mathematics with Statistics
  3. BSc Mathematics with Economics

Mile 19 Off the Adenta-Dodowa Road

Website :

E-mail : [email protected]

Hotline : +233 501331395
P.O. Box AF 595 Adentan


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