Ashesi celebrated its 12th graduating class at a touching ceremony held in the Cornfield Archer Courtyard on campus this weekend. Nearly 2,000 family, friends, students and alumni joined the Class of 2016 to celebrate their years of work at Ashesi, and welcome them to the Ashesi alumni community. Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel Ghana, was guest speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony. Other guests of honour included the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Chief of Berekuso, Nana Oteng Korankye II, representatives from the University of Cape Coast and the University of Mines and Technology, the Managing Director of Unibank Ghana, Mr. Felix Nyarko-pong, and the Head of Corporate Business at Old Mutual Ghana, Sosthenes Konutsey. 144 graduates were awarded Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science and Management Information Systems.
30% of the class of 2016 graduated with academic honours, higher than any other class in Ashesi's history. "Because you have met alumni from Ashesi’s previous classes, you must know that it is quite the feat to set a new bar for excellence at Ashesi," said Ashesi President Dr. Awuah, congratulating the class. "This is a testament to how persistent and engaged you have all been since you first walked onto Ashesi’s campus as freshmen. On behalf of everyone, I want to say, well done Class of 2016!"