Ashesi friends – Thank you for making this achievement possible
This Saturday, Ashesi celebrated the launch of our new engineering program and building. Over five hundred guests joined the inauguration, including partners, staff, faculty, students, alumni, parents and donors. Started in 2013, Ashesi’s engineering project was funded by $6.2M in philanthropy, and will help increase the student body to 1,000 students over the next four years.
Guests of Honor included the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Robert Satcher. Reading his address, the Vice President of Ghana explained that “this remarkable engineering facility we see here today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the life of this institution whose history of academic excellence and of producing great thinkers is well-documented. […] Everywhere I go, I hear stories of Ashesi graduates who are making a real difference in our country. I am thankful that these trademark Ashesi qualities will now be imbued in engineering graduates as well.”
Ashesi’s new engineering majors – Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering – will place emphasis on hands-on learning, entrepreneurship, design and problem solving, and will equip students with skills to create long-term solutions to Africa’s engineering challenges and deploy better-designed infrastructure for local needs.
Thank you to all our partners, donors, and advocates worldwide for helping us launch our engineering program. We look forward to sharing the innovative ideas and products that will be created at Ashesi!
Source: Ashesi University Foundation