President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration continues to create the enabling environment to assist private universities in Ghana, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
Dr Bawumia said this when he represented Nana Akufo-Addo as the Guest of Honour at the 25th Congregation and 40th-anniversary celebration of the Valley View University, Oyibi, Greater Accra Region on Sunday, 7 July 2019.
Dr Bawumia commended the efforts of the SDA Church as pioneers in private tertiary education and partners with the government to run educational institutions in the development of Ghana’s human resources.
“Valley View University was started 40 years ago with only 20 students and today they have 9,000. They did not listen to the naysayers and today they are ranked 7th amongst all universities in Ghana. We should never be dissuaded from pursuing our dreams,” Dr Bawumia stated.
He informed the congregation that Cabinet has approved the policy of a centralised system for university admission as pertains in countries such as the United Kingdom. “This new platform will improve the efficiency of the university admissions process for both public and private universities,” he added.
In 2017, the government waived the 25 per cent corporate tax on private universities.