“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. Our engineering programme, developed with support from university partners and industry stakeholders, will add strong complementary skill-set to the growing community of young African leaders being educated at Ashesi.
Credit: Ashesi University