July 20, 2015
The Ghana National Accreditation Board has granted accreditation for Ashesi to offer degrees in Computer, Mechanical, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the final step towards starting engineering classes in September 2015. The approval “marks a beginning for us, as we set off on a journey of design, tinkering, and innovation” said Ashesi President Patrick Awuah.
The Ghana National Accreditation Board has granted programme accreditation for Ashesi to offer degrees in Computer, Mechanical, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Developed over two and a half years, Ashesi’s engineering majors will be the first major addition to the university’s academic programs since 2005.
“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.
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 a strong complementary skillset to the growing community of young African leaders being educated at Ashesi.
Interested in learning more about our engineering program? Click here to see a timeline of the work that has gone into developing it.