Christian universities are established to integrate Christian faith, principles and virtues into their
academic programmes with the expectation that through this holistic Christocentric education,
students will be well-prepared to serve and to contribute positively to transform society. Although
this approach to education is good, it however does not come without the challenge of how to
maintain these Christian virtues in light of increasing secularisation and permissiveness in
contemporary society. This article examines the realities and challenges of maintaining Christian
virtues and ethos in Christian universities in Ghana and recommends some helpful solutions. The
study employed eclectic methodology in data gathering and analyses. The research revealed that
for a university to be called a Christian university, it must have at its core the vision for Christcentredness,
mission mindedness and discipleship focus. This must also be reflected in the attitude
of both students and staff in the way they relate to and manage God’s resources.
Dr White is participating in
the research project,
‘Ecodomy’, directed by Prof.
Dr Nelus Niemandt,
Department of Science of
Religion and Missiology,
Faculty of Theology,
University of Pretoria,
Palmer, Craig Sidney(University of Pretoria, 2013)
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