General News of Wed, 5 Sep 201835
‘Desist from accusing institutions, politicians of corruption’ - Prof. Daniel Bediako
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Valley View University, Professor Daniel Kwame Bediako, has admonished Ghanaians to desist from accusing various institutions and politicians of being corrupt. Rather, he said the entire Ghanaian populace must be blamed for acts and perceived acts of corruption.
The VC said instead of accusing institutions such as the Ghana Football Association and the Ghana Police Service, politicians among others, focus should rather be placed on individuals in those institutions who were corrupt so that they would change from such bad deeds.
Prof Bediako announced this at the 24th. Congregation of the Valley View University and the third Congregation of the Techiman Campus in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The occasion saw a total of 886 students from the Techiman Campus and the Tamale Learning Centre being presented with certificates, diplomas and degrees in the areas of Business, Science and Education, among others.
He explained that it was unfortunate that it had become the norm for people to hail and respect people because they were rich without considering how they got their wealth.
The university operates from three campuses (Oyibi, Techiman and Kumasi) and two learning centres (Tamale and Takoradi). A total of 2,876 students were admitted during the 2017/2018 academic year, bringing the total figure of enrolment to 9,295 as against last year’s total of 9,605.
The university currently has students from 22 countries.
The VC also called for the scrapping of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) since it had outlived its usefulness.
According to Prof. Bediako, as an institution bequeathed to us by our colonial masters, it had not been able to bring any better changes into the moral development of the nation, adding that after several years of passing many students, it had not been able to make any positive impact on the social lives of the people.
He rather suggested the formation of a well-thought-through institution that would be able to bring moral and technical training to the people to match up with the current state of market needs of employers.
The Minister of Health, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, who was the Special Guest at the congregagtion, commended the Valley View University for its role in the training of health personnel in the country.
The minister encouraged the youth to take advantage of the various job creation initiatives being put in place by the government to reduce graduate unemployment.