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Jul 9, 2021

After a successful career at Microsoft, Patrick Awuah looked back to his native Ghana and decided that the ills of the country could only by solved by educating the next generation of business and government leaders, providing them with training in critical thinking and ethics that the current generation lacked.

To put his plan into action, he founded Ashesi University in Accra, West Africa's first liberal arts school. Now in its 19th year, Ashesi empowers young Africans to develop the motivation and the skills they need to create their own solutions to Africa's challenges. Ashesi students are known worldwide for applying their computer science and business skills in innovative ways to address local challenges. Nearly all Ashesi graduates have chosen to stay in Africa (over 95%), where they are known for ethical integrity and for their innovative and entrepreneurial talents.

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From May 22nd, 2012.