“This is a moment that caps two and a half years of focused effort to lay the foundation for an engineering programme at Ashesi,” said Ashesi President, Patrick Awuah. “It also marks a beginning for us, as we start recruiting our pioneer class of engineering students for September 2015, and set off on a journey of design, tinkering and innovation.”
Ashesi’s new engineering majors, by placing emphasis on hands-on learning, entrepreneurship, design and problem solving, will equip students with skills to create long-term solutions to Africa’s engineering challenges and deploy better-designed infrastructure for local needs. In May of 2015, construction teams at Ashesi also handed over keys to a new engineering building on the University’s campus in Berekuso, which will house engineering labs, classrooms and faculty offices.
As a pioneer in liberal arts education in Africa, Ashesi’s world-class teaching model has inspired many universities across the continent. The engineering programme, developed with support from university partners and industry stakeholders, will add strong complementary skillset to the growing community of young African leaders being educated at Ashesi.
About Ashesi University College
Ashesi is an institution whose goal is to educate African leaders of exceptional integrity and professional ability. By raising the bar for higher education, Ashesi aims to make a significant contribution towards a renaissance in Africa. The university has gained a reputation for innovation and quality education and is the first in Africa to adopt and blend the Liberal Arts method of education with majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Business Administration and Engineering (launching in September 2015).
ASHESI ENGINEERING BUILDING