"..We must believe that these kids are smart. That if we involve them in their education, if we have them discuss the real issues that they confront -- that our whole society confronts -- and if we give them skills that enable them to engage the real world, that magic will happen."
Patrick Awuah is the founder and president of Ashesi University, a private not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana. Ashesi University, which began instruction in March 2002, has principal strengths in business, economics and computer science.
In this inspiring TED talk, Patrick makes the case that a liberal arts education is critical to forming true leaders.
After working at Microsoft for almost a decade, he returned to his home country and made a commitment to educating young people in critical thinking and ethical service, values he believes are crucial for the nation-building that lies ahead. (source TED). Very inspiring, a true leader.
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