Africa's educational systems, which often emphasize rote memorization, authoritarian teaching regimes, and do not encourage ethical principles, are failing to nurture the kinds of leaders who can build a brighter future. At Ashesi we cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, the concern for others and the courage it will take to transform their continent.
Our major innovation is our curriculum, which is based on best practices from top universities but is designed to address the needs of the African context. Our practical majors in business and technology, combined with a rigorous liberal arts core that focuses on ethics, community service and creative problem-solving prepare students to thrive in Africa's complex environment.
Africa has lost an estimated 1/3 of its professionals in the last 20 years. To prosper, Africa needs energized young Africans to stay and work for change. 100% of our graduates find quality jobs and careers after graduation and over 90% stay in Africa and help grow local and international businesses and start new enterprises. Over the next four years, Ashesi will grow to over 1,200 students, add new high impact majors and expand recruiting and scholarships to students from across Africa.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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