Ashesi holds 6th commencement ceremony
On Saturday, June 5, 2010, Ashesi University graduated its 6th class, the class of 2010, at the Burma Hall, Accra. With eighty-five students, this class is the largest to have graduated from Ashesi to date.The Class of 2010 will be remembered for their diversity,
academic performance, creative and empathic spirit as well as their leadership potential. Memorable achievements by members of the Class of 2010 include selection for the Goldman Sachs summer internship program, participation in the study abroad program at Babson College in the United States, establishing the campus recycling program and organizing fundraising events to support the Student Endowment Fund. In addition the graduates raised $3,216 to support the construction of Ashesi's new campus at Berekuso.
Speakers at the graduation ceremony included, Patrick Awuah, the University’s President and Founder, and Kwaku Bediako, CEO, Chase Petroleum.
The Dean of the School of Education at the University of Cape Coast, Ashesi's affiliate University, was on hand to confer degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science and Management Information Systems to members of the Class of 2010. Business Administration major, Nana Ama Serwa Akosa graduated top of her class, with Summa Cum Laude honours.
Nana Ama Serwa Akosa, Romeo Owusu-Aning and Kwabena Owusu-Adjei were presented with the Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship Award signifying their outstanding contributions to the Ashesi community.
President Awuah, in his address to the graduating class, mentioned how far Ashesi had come and how deeply gratified he feels watching the culture of integrity that is developing on campus. He encouraged the students to not to worry about those who insist on maintaining the status quo and who do not fundamentally believe in Africa’s potential, “they argue on the wrong side of history”, he said.
Concluding his remarks, Dr. Awuah stated, “Ashesi will blossom into a great African university. Your own ethical intelligence will be recognized and rewarded. And the African Renaissance will come to pass.”
Guest speaker, Kwaku Bediako advised the Class of 2010 to, “have dreams, but take the bold steps you need to achieve them. Do not entertain any form of fear. It’s crippling.” He shared experiences from his life and reminded the class that their education was to empower them to create change for the human good. He wished them best and received a standing ovation.
We at Ashesi look forward to following the achievements of the Class of 2010 and wish them the best of luck in all their endeavours.