For the past five years, Ashesi has provided young Africans with rich academic, social, and cultural experiences. This year Ashesi welcomed the Class of 2011. The 2011 Class is comprised of 42% women and 58% men. International students hail from Guinea, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Gambia and the Ivory Coast, and make up 5% of this class. The number of senior secondary schools represented among the class of 2011 is also diverse, with graduates from 45 different schools.

These young men and women from all over Africa will for the next four years be challenged to grow inside and outside the classrooms. In his welcome address, the President, Dr. Patrick Awuah urged students to stretch their mental intellect and work smart. “Life here at Ashesi promises to be fulfilling. I look forward to a great experience.” expressed Kwabena Annoh, a member of the Class of 2011.

In August, Ashesi held a one week orientation for the class of 2011 that gave its 100 members a preview of the pace of life here at Ashesi. First year students had the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and continuing students through presentations and lunch sessions. “If this is what is meant by the Ashesi experience, I welcome it any day!” Solomon Kwofie (Class of 2011).