The 2017/2018 academic year has been one of the greatest academic years in Ashesi’s history. It is always a great motivation for the institution to end the year on a inspirational note. From the pioneer engineering class of 2019 winning the Chairman’s award and silver medal of the iGem global competition, to our President, Mr. Patrick Awuah winning the WISE Prize for Education award.
Patrick was named the 2017 World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE) Prize winner, on 15th of November 2017. The award was presented by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, to Mr Patrick Awuah at the Opening Plenary session of the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, before an audience of 2,000 participants from 100 countries.
The award served as a recognition of the collective work of the Ashesi Community.
To help in the continuous nurturing of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders to cause social change in Africa, Mr. Patrick has gifted the $500,000 that comes with the Prize to the university.
Read more about the WISE Prize here.