Valley View University was founded in 1979 as a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Accra, Greater Accra. Valley View University has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Techiman, Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi. Valley View University is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana). Valley View University (VVU) is a large coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Adventist religion. Valley View University, a Seventh – day Adventist institution, emphasizes academic, spiritual vocational and technological excellence in a context that prepares lives for service to God and humanity. Valley View University (VVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment in Valley View University.

General Information

University Name: Valley View University

Nickname:    VVU

Year Established: 1979

University Motto:   Excellence, Integrity, Service

Country Rank: 9

World Rank: 7584                                                  

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: No

Other Schools: Yes, Valley View University has other faculties/schools including Faculty of Science, School of Business, Faculty of Arts & Social Science, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Graduate Studies and School of Theology & Missions.

The University has other Centre, Institutes and Units including Quality Assurance Directorate Academic, Planning Unit, Registry Unit, Sports Unit, Bakery Factory, Water Factory, Grocery, Cement Block Factory, Basic Schools, Guest House, Hospital, Radio Station, VVU Eye Clinic and Bursary Unit among others.

Accreditation: Valley View University is accredited by National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana), Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), National Accreditation Board (NAB), Nurses and Midwifery Council, Ghana (NMC).

Membership of Organisations

  • West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI)
  • International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education (BMTE)
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES)
  • Ghana Association of Private Tertiary Institutions (GAPTI)
  • Conference of Heads of Private Universities, Ghana (CHPUG)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Association Commonwealth Universities (ACU)


Valley View University has linkages with the following institutions:

  • Adventist University of Africa, Kenya.
  • Andrews University, USA.
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, USA.
  • Otterbein University, USA

Presidential Charter

Valley View University was granted a Presidential charter by his Excellency, Mr. J. A. Kufuor, president of the republic of Ghana in January 2006.  This makes Valley View University the first Chartered Private University in Ghana.

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Adventist Accrediting Association AAA

Library Collection: Yes, VVU Library  

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Nil

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

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