Founder of Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah Jr., has noted that the education system in Ghana only produces graduates from the Senior High Schools who are good at memorizing information.
According to him, this kind of education does not produce problem-solvers and leaders.
He mentioned this in an interview with Rev.Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series segment of the Myd Morning show. “We have to focus on two primary things in our education. And these are educating the mind to do things for the common good of the entire populace as a primary responsibility and for them to also develop a problem-solving mentality.”
The educator noted that the Ghanaian educational system makes theoretical ruminants of minds instead of innovators and critical thinkers.”But we can’t memorize our challenges away” hence, the need for a change in our educational approach.
Patrick indicated that this educational approach necessitated the establishment of Ashesi to fill in the gap in Ghana’s educational system.
“Our vision is to build a great African University that will attract the best around the world to come and study at Ashesi. And also be a hub for leaders, critical thinkers and problem-solvers,” he said.
By: Joel Sanco