Patrick Awuah, a friend of GBSN, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his extraordinary originality and dedication to Ashesi University, a four-year institution that he founded in 2002.
Ashesi University, which is grounded in a liberal arts curriculum, seeks to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. It is the first of its kind in African universities to have students hold themselves responsible for ethical behavior through an honor code that they created in 2008.
Since its conception, Ashesi has become one of Ghana’s premier universities, as all graduates have found quality employment and many have started their own information technology business in Africa. We congratulate Awuah on his accomplishment and wish him continuous success.
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Samara Tu is a Communications and Event Planning Intern at the Global Business School Network.