The current global economic crisis has had a significant impact on the education sector, particularly the tertiary institutions, according to Pastor Professor Robert Osei-Bonsu, Chancellor of Valley View University (VVU) and President of the West Africa Division of The Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He argues that switching from traditional face-to-face instruction to online courses has caused a sharp decline in enrolment, which has had a negative impact on the budget of private universities and created other difficulties. As a result, he believes the government should step in.
This revelation was given by Pastor Professor Robert Osei-Bonsu during an exclusive interview with Asta Fm’s Nana Kwadwo Adu at Valley View University’s Techiman Campus in the Bono East Region, where 548 students graduated at the 28th Congregation ceremony with the subject theme; “Upholding excellence, integrity and service: a catalyst to rising above the effect of a Pandemic”.
The vice chancellor of Valley View University, Professor William K. Koomson, spoke about the institution’s four-year plan for service, integrity, and service.
The Techiman Campus Rector of VVU, Dr. Prof. Emmanuel Bismark Amponsah, recommended the graduates to develop solid partnerships rather than returning home to join the Unemployed Graduates Association in order to seek jobs for themselves.
The ceremony’s guest speaker, Dr. Christian Addai-Poku, the Registrar of the National Teaching Council, praised VVU for generating qualified graduates, particularly teachers with higher standards who will help Ghana’s educational system.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Nana Kwadwo Adu