Ashesi University places 1st in Ghana & 9th in Africa in latest university rankings

Ashesi University places 1st in Ghana & 9th in Africa in latest university rankings

- Ashesi University has been ranked as the 1st in Ghana, 9th in Africa and part of the top 400 universities for 2020

- The ranking was by Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings according to actions taken by universities to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

- University of Ghana (UG) and University of Professional Studies (UPSA) were the only 2 other Ghanaian universities accepted into the ranking

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Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings has placed Ashesi University as the first in Ghana, 9th in Africa and one of the top 400 worldwide for 2020.

In an article sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ashesi.edu.gh, it is indicated that the criteria for the ranking included the measure of actions taken by universities to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Furthermore, the measures taken are expected to show proof of promoting social and economic wellbeing around the entire world.

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It is reported that only the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and the University of Ghana, Legon, where the other Ghanaian universities accepted in the ranking.

In 2019, the Ashesi University ranked 14th on the same list together with UPSA and UG and it is rather remarkable that the Ghanaian private university was able to break into the top 10 just after one year.

Ashesi's strongest contributions that led to their high ranking were to the SDG 1 Goal of No Poverty, with the University being ranked 24th globally in their work to end poverty.

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Some other areas of strength for Ashesi were in contributions to Gender Equality (SDG 5), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).

Meanwhile, Amanda, a 24-year-old lady has been destroyed by drugs after getting addicted for four months as a heartbreaking video of her has caused a massive stir on the internet.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh on Youtube shows how the young woman was recorded by a photographer called Soft White Underbelly, showing her various stages of deterioration with the 4-month span.

Whilst doing crack cocaine, Amanda also revealed she became a prostitute and interestingly, she looked almost unrecognizable after a short period of engaging in the activities.

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