Meet Ghana’s Youngest Vice Chancellor, Professor Daniel K. Bediako


Ghana’s premier private university, Valley View University has inducted into office Professor Daniel K. Bediako as Vice Chancellor who happens to be the youngest Ghanaian to assume such a high office.

At age 39, Prof Bediako, thus becomes the third VC of the fully fledged university, and the first alumnus of VVU to hold that office.

Prof Bediako holds a PhD and a Master of Arts in Religion (New Testament Studies), both from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines.

He is a graduate of VVU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology (Hons) and is also a product of Bantama Seven-Day Adventist (SDA) Senior Secondary School, State Boys Junior Secondary School, Bantama, and the State Experimental B Elementary School, Bantama, all in Kumasi.

Prof Bediako, started his career as a lecturer at the VVU in 2002, and has since been working there.

Before his new appointment in November last year, he was the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, and later the Acting VC.

His hobbies are thinking, reading, football, table-tennis, music composition, and listening to sounds of birds.

He is married to Gifty and their marriage is blessed with two children, Hehra and Daniel.

In his inaugural address on Monday, Prof Bediako expressed his gratitude to the University Council and West-Central Africa Division of the SDA for giving him the opportunity to serve in the high office of a VC.

Prof Bediako said: “My personal vision is to make this University a leading centre of excellence for value-based Christian education that express itself in quality teaching, research, and community service.

“Consequently, it shall become the preference for students and the pride of alumni, the employer of the best faculty and staff, and the partner of choice in community, with donors and friends keen to fund and to advocate for our priorities.”

Prof Bediako promised to follow the steps of his predecessors who had set high standards for academic leadership and championed the cause of private tertiary education in Ghana.

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