Encouraging Excellence in African Higher Education: the Education Collaborative

Over the past eighteen years, Ashesi University has established a reputation as a leader in undergraduate education in Africa, pioneering a combination of a rigorous liberal arts core with practical majors in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Engineering. Our mission is to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, concern for others, and courage it will take to transform their continent.

After testing, building, and solidifying our model, Ashesi is now sharing our learnings on a larger scale. The Education Collaborative at Ashesi brings together a consortium of institutions committed to driving high-impact education innovations as the catalyst for Africa’s transformation. Participants include public and private colleges and universities across Africa as well as a select group of secondary level institutions in Ghana.

The Education Collaborative at Ashesi brings together a consortium of institutions committed to driving high-impact education innovations as the catalyst for Africa’s transformation.

Launched in 2017, the Collaborative is grounded in the tenets of an Ashesi education: Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship. Alongside an annual gathering in Ghana, the Education Collaborative includes:
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  • Conferences and workshops for university stakeholders
  • Targeted mentorship and consulting programs
  • A high school engagement program, “Ashesi Before Ashesi”
  • Year-round support via online engagement and in-person resources

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Each Collaborative participant has the potential to impact multitudes of colleagues and students. In eighteen years of operation, just over 1,300 students have graduated from Ashesi University. Utilizing Ashesi’s learnings thus far, the Education Collaborative has the potential to impact over 1 million students across Africa.

At scale, the Education Collaborative has the potential to impact over 1 million students across Africa.

The 2020 Education Collaborative virtual conference explored context-specific successful university strategies, administration, teaching, and learning approaches in the COVID-19 period and obtained insight on ways to capitalize on our innovations to create a “new normal” for institutions in the near future for the transformation of the African continent.

Ashesi seeks advisors, partners, and donors who are interested in improving higher education in Africa. The Education Collaborative is a substantial vehicle to scale Ashesi’s impact and reach throughout Africa.

Your contribution supports the Education Collaborative’s operations and growth, thereby helping us spread our impact exponentially across Africa.

 

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