Here Is What Happened This Semester, If You Missed It


It is all about the coolest university in Ghana, and the coolest university on the hill.

So much happened this semester and Kuulpeeps Ashesi has decided to compile these amazing memories from our beautiful campus for you, just in case you missed them.

The Awards and Accolades

  • Juniors won two awards at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition.

SEE ALSO: The Ashesi Team Is Killing It At This Year’s iGem Competition

  • Patrick Awuah was awarded the WISE Prize by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation.

SEE ALSO: Patrick Awuah Gifts $500,000 WISE Prize To Ashesi University College

  • General Electric held a hackathon, and launched a Digital Academy at Ashesi.
  • Ashesi team won the inaugural General Electric Intelligent Campus Challenge.

SEE ALSO: All About The Predix Challenge

  • Senior, Derick Omari of the Class of 2018, named recipient of Queen’s Young Leader Award.
  • The D-Prize awarded Moses and Sihle, both MasterCard Foundation scholars and members of the Class of 2018, $20,000, to run a pilot for their initiative, which seeks to impact farming communities in Northern Ghana.
  • Six Ashesi students were rewarded for doing good

SEE ALSO: These Ashesi Students Were Rewarded For Being Good

Akwaaba Class of 2021

  • Ashesi welcomes the Class of 2021


Solar system

  • Ashesi goes solar; makes significant push towards carbon neutrality. Powered by 720 photovoltaic panels installed across the campus, with a generation capacity of 200 kilowatts, the university has taken a huge step towards achieving carbon-neutrality.


  • Akwaaba Night
  • Meet and Greet at Tanco estates
  • The African Unity Concert

The traditionalist happened 

  • We had the traditionalist in our emails. For those who missed the story…LoL… To cut a long story short, a gentleman from the class of 2020 misplaced his black Lenovo laptop charger, and here is how he concluded his email: “NB: Whoever has it (which is undeniable) should not risk keeping it because I am honestly reminding all that I am a faithful traditionalist.” So the trend followed. Anyone who misplaced any belonging of his/hers, made reference to the traditionalist.

The Grannies Tasting Party

  • Which Ashesian could have forgotten about the GTP session which was held at the amphitheatre. Even if you were not there, I am sure your WhatsApp status and Snap Chat were buzzing with Ashesians and Staffulty trying delicious delicacies with Grannies shito.

SEE ALSO: Here Is What Went Down At The Grannies Tasting Party

Then we had the elections

  • The list of presidential aspirants were released. Unfortunately, some students were not happy about the outcome because one of their members was considered as not being eligible to stand. So they went on a No Reforms No Elections campaign, which did not yield anything.
  • Run-offs happened
  • WinJamming and the A-Game won the hearts of Ashesians


SEE ALSO: Meet The New Ashesi ASC & JEC Executives; It Is All About The A-Game And WinJamming

Honour Code

  • The Class of 2020 signed unto the honour code system. Congratulations to them for officially joining the team of ethical leaders.

The Unexpected

  • The shocking news of the Dean of Engineering, Dr. Fred McBagonluri, leaving the institution to return to industry.
  • The death of Daniel Kobi, Class of 2020.

SEE ALSO: The Piano Cafe Concert In Memory Of Daniel Kobi

The 8th Ubora Awards

  • The much anticipated Ubora awards happened, after the “white” dress code battle between students and the entertainment.
  • The night of glitz and glamour happened at the La Palm Royal Beach.

We were privileged to embrace the following guests on our campus

  • Lucy Quist educated Ashesians on credibility in career development.
  • Nhyira Addo spoke to the Leadership Seminar IV class on politics, the media, and social change.
  • Gary Al-Smith to talk to the Leadership Seminar IV class on sports, media, and social change.

Christmas On The Hill

  • The fun in the semester ended with Christmas on the Hill


Hope you had a wonderful semester filled with amazing memories, aside dealing with Courseware and FOCUS.

Have a Merry X’mas and a prosperous New Year,  Ashesians.


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