Authorities of Ashesi University College would inaugurate their new campus on Saturday, August 27.
It marks the completion of phase-one of Ashesi’s three-phase campus plan.
Started early in 2010, the campus project was funded by $3.9 million in philanthropy and $2.5 million in debt financing provided by the IFC, the private arm of the World Bank.
A statement issued in Accra on Wednesday said the new campus, located at Berekuso, near Aburi, is an hour’s drive from Accra.
Based on traditional architecture, the Ashesi campus overlooks Accra and has a series of courtyards interconnected with a beautiful landscape of trees, benches and stairs that create a natural and peaceful environment for learning, community building and recreation.
The campus’ dormitories have been designed to equally support this environment and will allow Ashesi to house more than half of its student population on campus.
Ashesi’s campus also features state-of-the-art educational technology and environmentally conscious designs, that will help the University attract top students, faculty and administrators, and will strengthen Ashesi’s commitment to fostering a community whose culture inspires a new generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders in Africa.
Ashesi University College began instruction nine years ago and offers bachelor degree programmes in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Business Administration, with a Liberal Arts core curriculum.
From a small class of 30 students, the University’s student population has grown to over 500, with an alumni membership of over 300.
Ashesi is committed to training its students to have a strong work ethic, a high level of integrity, and an inherent ability to solve problems.
It has won global acclaim for its educational philosophy, which trains students to think critically and act responsibly, and will have a significant impact on Ghana and Africa in future.