In a normal Ghanaian examination setting, invigilators are provided to prevent students from cheating or engage in any form of examination malpractices.
Often times, an exam hall can have about 5 or more invigilators patrolling and guarding the students to ensure that they do not talk or exchange information.
But in the case of Ashesi University, authorities do not believe in providing any form of supervision or guidance to students during examinations.
According to them, students have pledged to “hold themselves to account during exams not to cheat or tolerate those who do.”
As one of the top ten best universities in Ghana, the school in a Facebook post said it encourages students to take responsibility for their own ethical posture, and learn to do the right thing even when no one is watching.
The school’s mission is to educate ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within students, the critical thinking skills, the concern for others, and the courage it will take to transform the continent
In a post on Facebook, they stated “Under the Ashesi Honour Code, exams on campus have no invigilators or supervisors. Students pledge to hold themselves to account during exams; to not cheat or tolerate those who do. The Honour Code encourages students to take responsibility for their own ethical posture, and learn to do the right thing even when no one is watching; to be as intentional about developing their character, as they are about developing their skills.’’
Ashesi is recognised as one of the finest universities in Africa, with an educational experience proven to successfully prepare students for rewarding lives and careers.