Finding love at Ashesi

February 14, 2018

Ask alumni about their time in Ashesi, and you will pick up a common thread — a rigorous academic experience, a growing honour system, frustrating group-work tales and getting used to cafeteria food. However, there’s one more; it’s not necessarily a prevalent ethos, but it’s an open secret, a softer landing, not everyone gets into it, but everyone gets involved in one way or another — Ashesi is also a place to find the love of your life.

Whether for better or worse, Ashesi, has helped set the scene for many love stories. From the rented country houses in Labone in the early days, to the lush greenery in Berekuso, countless students have not just graduated from Ashesi, but also have found a life partner here.

This season of love, we’ve invited some of our alumni to take the spotlight, and share stories of how they found love here.

Daniel Botchway ‘13 & Tonilola (Ayronrinde) Botchway ‘14

Thanks to Ashesi’s close-knit community, we met in Toni’s first year. I was in my second year at the time. I got to know her through my friends who were in the same hostel as she was- and we started off as casual friends. Our friendship grew and we got much closer, eventually becoming study partners through the Programming Resource Centre … this is when things got interesting. Read more

Kojo Biney ’10 and Akosua (Agyei-Boahene) Biney ‘10

Ashesi was the melting pot. All the unfolding sequence of events was because Ashesi made room for them to happen. The right timing, the right friends and the right mind-sets. It’s like having made-in-Ghana stamped on your goods; Ghana usually doesn’t lift a hand but she gets the credit. Read more

David Dei Awuku ’13 and Nana Adjoa (Hagan) Dei Awuku ‘13

Four years is a lot of time to be with someone, first of all. With the whole small -school experience and being in the same year group, we managed to spend a lot of time together. From studying together to belonging to the same circle of friends, we grew and matured together. Read more

Emmanuel Antwi Nkansah ’13 and Elysia (Amarteifio) Nkansah ‘13

Outside Ashesi, we had always been encouraged to be entrepreneurial so fast forward 2014, when a classmate, Frank Anamuah-Koufie’13 and I decided to start Cavemen , Elysia was very understanding and supportive. And when she decided to do Aurore Bruce I didn’t think twice about being her pillar. Read more

Ted Okpoti-Paulo ’15 and Abena (Gyekye) Okpoti-Paulo ‘15

As a young couple in Ashesi, we came to the conclusion that time is the most important factor of every relationship. If you spend time with someone, love is built, trust is built and information is communicated easily and faster. Read more

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