After compassionate leaders (“African dream”,2011). With series of corrupt

After several years in the United States of America,
Patrick Awuah decided to come back to his home country in Ghana and start a
university. The drive for this passion was the poor education system in Ghana
were students were learning by heart. Children were solving problems deductively;
much time wasn’t invested in building their problem solving and critical
thinking skills. Aside from that Patrick
saw a new Africa, one with innovative, ethical compassionate leaders (“African

With series of corrupt leaders and government systems
which tap their immoral behavior to the whole country’s system, Ashesi seeks to
break these systems. Ashesi has three fundamental principals that guide its day
to day activity from the administration all the way to students. The principals
are leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. It seems as there just some
random words that were chosen to act as an obvious
motto that organizations have but their birth to honor code system in Ashesi,
the reason why 47% of students in Ashesi are on scholarship and the reason why
both students all over the globe work and learn together in harmony.

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If you ever get to meet an Ashesi alumni there is a
sense of honesty and integrity in them because they lived in the campus
with such an atmosphere for four or five years. Ashesi university campus is one
of the safest and most honest places to live in as there is no theft,
discrimination even cheating. Students are mercilessly penalized for all
immoral behavior ranging from assault, sexual harassment to plagiarism and
academic dishonesty all this just to up hold the Ashesi culture, to help
students walk the Ashesi way.



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