Challenges with Building Christian Academy in 21st Century Africa: Dilemma of Promoting Discipline Character in Christian Tertiary Institutions in Ghana


  • Ebenezer Yaw Blasu Presbyterian University College, Ghana.
  • Jonathan E. Tetteh Kuwornu-Adjaottor Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


dilemma, character promotion, educational core, tertiary institution, Christian academy


The study was part of ongoing opinion survey, objectivised to ascertain the assumption that despite the apparent relegation and protestations against it by 20th century secularisation, disciplined character could be a core educational outcome in Christian tertiary institutions in contemporary Ghana.  It was within the bigger domain of searching for a Christian academy for 21st century Africa, characterised with holistic and transformative rather than just the utilitarian education system of the secularised 20th century. Opinion collection targeted 575 people, belonging to three groups of stakeholders: students and alumni (as potential employees), and industrial employers. All the respondents (371) generally agreed to the proposal of promoting Christian values for development of disciplined character in university students. However, employers were more emphatic than both students and alumni, suggesting some hesitation of students in agreeing to the proposal. We recommended that while Christian universities could promote disciplined character formation of students, the programmes and pedagogy needs to be what works.



Author Biographies

Ebenezer Yaw Blasu, Presbyterian University College, Ghana.

Chaplaincy and Life Values Promotion Centre

University Chaplain

Jonathan E. Tetteh Kuwornu-Adjaottor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Deoartment of Religious Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences


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How to Cite

Blasu, E. Y., & Kuwornu-Adjaottor, J. E. T. (2013). Challenges with Building Christian Academy in 21st Century Africa: Dilemma of Promoting Discipline Character in Christian Tertiary Institutions in Ghana. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 1(3). Retrieved from