Patrick Awuah has made priceless contributions to Ghana’s education system. The bold and ambitious man started Ashesi University in his home country in 2002, and the institution has quickly gained a reputation for quality education in West Africa. Born and raised in Accra, Patrick left his country in 1985 to study in the United States. After completing his studies, he worked for Microsoft, where he made millions managing a software design project for dial-up internet access. In 1997, he quit his lucrative job and returned to Ghana to help build a better Africa through education. Ashesi University is the fruit of Patrick’s dream of creating an institution that would make a difference on the continent. The school offers degrees in business, information systems, and computer sciences.