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"Now he stares at the glittering, arrested by beauty, and knows what he knew all
those winters ago: that when faced with a thing that is fragile and perfect in a
world that is ugly and crushing and cruel the correct course of action is: Give it
no name. Pretend that it doesn’t exist."
Taiye Selasi, Ghana Must Go
"What a country it was that had exactly
what a person needed, if only the person
knew enough to ask."
"Shelter," by Chinelo Okparanta
"God when will you create a woman
who will be fulﬁlled in herself, a full
human being, not anybody’s
The Joys of Motherhood , by
"Despair is the one sin that cannot
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’O, Kenyan writer
"The ﬂavour of life is love. The salt of
life is also love."
Mariama Bâ, So long a letter
Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then
turns you into a storyteller"
Ibn Battuta, The greatest African Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century
by Senanu Fiam-Coblavie
by Junior Spio
The start of a new semester comes with a commingled set of emo-
tions—anticipation, hope, frustration, nervousness…Name it. This semester,
more than probably any other, carried its fair share of frustration over
conﬂicts in class schedules. Observing this, The Ink caught up with Eleano-
ra Anku-Tsede, Ashesi’s Registrar to ﬁnd out from her the issues that
surround registration and how we can skirt around them in the coming
semesters. This is what we gathered.
Though at Labone, Ashesi ﬁrst had a manual registration process where
students were allocated to groups for their core courses upon selecting
their various majors, exceeding class sizes of 34 and moving to the triple
digits required a change. It became necessary to automate the registration
process although development of the schedule was kept manual.
The Crux of The Matter
The growing populations mean that more students are registered in the
various majors. This in turn leads to an increase in the number of seats per
class though the number of lecture halls remains the same. The division of
classes results into multiple groups. This is the main reason why class
schedules cannot be kept year after year although other factors like
changing course entry requirements and part-time lecturers play deﬁning
When the above is coupled with the added challenge of ﬁrst years being
on a different timetable than the other year groups (partly because of the
wait for the release of results), complications like those experienced this
What Do We Do, Then?
.Follow the system, not just your sleep schedules when picking courses
[We know it’s hard!]
.Look for others willing to swap courses with you. Alternatively, you can
ask your lecturers to state that they are willing to take more students in.
The Registrar cannot do that without their consent
.Know that seniors get priority in picking courses because it’s their last
chance to do so. If you don’t get it this time, relax. First degree mainly
helps widen your scope and gain transferable skills. You will get the chance
.If you are worried about the courses not being available, be proactive
and check. You can petition the school. [ A Supply Chain class set the
Eleanora’s Last Words
“Our doors are mostly open. If there are any doubts, come and ask; we
hear some rumours making rounds and marvel [laughs]. Whatever we do is
based on input from you but remember to empathise with others. Togeth-
er, we can make it work. “
 Just make sure that there is class interest. A class size of 17 is workable
A Little Bird Whispered...by Efua Akyere Graham
Corruption has been a persistent issue in Ghana. Often times, we ﬁnd that the
individuals – our government representatives – who are in the position to protect the
country, are the very ones who commit this evil. However, what many people fail to
realize is that the common man also contributes to the root cause of corrup-
tion. It is therefore important the common man play a key part in putting an end to
corruption. More often than not, the common man waits for the government to take
affirmative action against corruption. It is worth noting that the government cannot put
an end to corruption without the help of the commoner. With this in mind, the 7
Pillars Of Justice initiative was formed. It was birthed with the intention of creating
awareness about corruption and its harmful effects on society. We are all to
blame for the state of corruption in Ghana, and we should stop pointing
ﬁngers at only the authorities. We must take responsibility for our inactions.
Standing up against corruption will ultimately lead to a better Ghana; a Ghana we
can all be proud of.
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I loved your eyes the ﬁrst time they looked at me
Couldn’t tell if you were interested or just amused
Still I loved those eyes, the way they lingered uncertainly
Between sleep and rousing, between staring and looking away
The corners of your mouth twitching into that famous half smile
Humor and sarcasm bubbling out effortlessly
Yet unable to cloud the sheer genius in you
I could stare back at you all day long
Just take you in and keep writing
About those eyes, and those lips, that genius in you …
But my heart is too busy chasing the stars,
My hands too busy tugging on dreams; pulling them into reality
And your heart is taken by our sister Kill-joy!
Here’s To Youby Nana Efua Eshun
The Snotby Alfred Achiampong, Nii Apa Abbey, Joshua Adjeman
Love – estimated to be used about 9 million times each day – is probably the
most used word in a day. But how many of us really understand the true mean-
ing of the word love? Conversations concerning the topic have grown cliché
and little by little, the word has lost its value. That, in my opinion, is probably
one of this world’s greatest tragedies. Love that is held above faith and hope;
love that is able to cover a multitude of sins; love that is the greatest command-
ment given to us by God, that’s the love that mankind has belittled?
To be honest, it’s quite simple to decipher why the word has been so down-
graded; it’s simply human nature. We are prone to forgetting the things that
matter the most. It’s natural for us to destroy them and strip them of any depth
– totally ignoring their transformative power. It’s just who we are. And it’s
principally because of what we believe ourselves to be that we have failed to
strive to become more.
But love is more than a mere give-and-take affair with the core motive of giving
only how much you are receiving. Love is not just about making the other
compromise for you with conditions like ‘if you really loved me, you’d come
over tonight or you’d do this and that for me’. It’s deﬁnitely not about romantic
dates and deep professions of love. Love, ﬁrst and foremost, is about how much
you are willing to give, how much of yourself you are willing to deny for anoth-
er. Love has and will never be about ourselves. It’s always been about another.
Just like I used to, I know many believe that the only reason they aren’t able to
love as truly as they should is because they haven’t met that one person
deserving of that kind of love--that one person that would make their life
complete and bring them the happiness they have long desired. I am sorry to
say, but that’s one of the world’s biggest fallacies. Love does not begin when
you ﬁnd the right person, love begins in the heart.
Love is in the little things we do for another, regardless of who that person is in
our lives. Love is not in just passing people by as you walk to class, but in
smiling and saying a kind word. Love is helping when someone has a problem.
Love is in giving not only when you have enough to spare, but also when you
don’t. Love is in talking to people and connecting with them. Love is in always
seeking how to give more, do more, and be more not just to the selected few,
but to everyone.
As we enter the month of love, let’s make it one of our goals to start loving the
right way. An adage as old as time says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins
with one step”. In our journey of attempting to change the world’s perception
of love, I entreat us all to let our ﬁrst step be making a difference in someone’s
life by showing them the true meaning of love.
Stay blessed everyone and may we all experience the true meaning of love this
The L Wordby Anastasia Bulley
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by Junior Spio
I’ve been observing a particular cycle for weeks now (who am I kidding,
since my freshman year). It has to do with the security personnel
posted at the entrance of our beautiful campus and the obscured
signage which reads “Taxi’s not allowed”. (Someone please hang the
sign on a pole already!). Now back to the matter at hand, I think the
way the security men (pardon my apparent misogynistic diction but
there are no females in the force) handle the issue of which taxi and its
occupants is ﬁt to enter the school premises is very wrong.
Without any load or baggage, a student or a visitor is required to alight
at the entrance and endures the uncomfortable downhill descent on
foot. The security men rely on their discretion to assess how heavy a
load is before allowing a student or visitor to enter campus with a taxi.
On many occasions taxis are refused entrance even if the occupant is
carrying a lot of luggage. I’ve had several sour experiences to that
regard. Just a few days ago I witnessed one such incident which
inspired this piece. A student was returning to school after the week-
end and was stopped at the checkpoint. The lady requested to go into
the school premises with the taxi since she was carrying load. After
inspecting the load, the guard deemed it light weight and asked the
student to walk. I watched on as the lady struggled juggling a loaded
backpack, a small box and several plastic bags. (Before you go ahead
and judge me I did not help her because I was caught up in something
else). The most interesting incident happened about 15minutes after
the ﬁrst one. When the student arrived at the entrance in a taxi, the
guard was asleep, she asked the taxi driver to honk his horn. The guard
woke up and stormed out of his cubicle asking what the taxi driver
wanted. When the student requested for a pass, he refused stating that
she was not carrying enough load. There was a lot of harsh exchange of
words between the guard and the student after which the student had
to get down and walk with her luggage.
Those of us who do not own cars have in one way or the other experi-
enced similar plights in the hands of the guards. This issue must be
by Jesse Opoku-Asiedu
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In short, Blackout was
the best party to hit
Ashesi yet, and those of
you who weren’t there
missed out big time.
The wildest party on Ashesi’s campus was held on
the 23rd of January as a back-to-school jam. Start-
ing at 10:30 pm, Live FM and Campus Base TV were
present to cover the event. The DJs on rotation
were DJ Master J and our very own DJ Kev, DJ Carl
and DJ Franklin with Live FM presenter, Antoine 360
emceeing the party.
Ashesi students ﬂooded the ASC Cafeteria
(renamed Club Blackout for the night), decked out
in their best and were ready to jam the night away.
It was set up to give us the club experience. There
were dazzling lights complete with couches that put
students in the right mood. The food and drinks
were amazing; there were some really bangin’
cocktails, from the screaming banana to the coco
batida - alcohol free, of course - and Red Bull, which
kept our energy levels high!
The DJs kept us on our feet the whole night, playing
hit after hit. Don’t even get me started on the ‘turn
up’ when the DJ hit us with Tonga! Live FM present-
er, Antoine 360 could not be outdone, and got us
pumped up every time, he said something on the
mic. People were totally hyped during the party;
lots of pictures were taken, and showcased were
some of the craziest dance moves I had ever seen.
In short, Blackout was the best party to hit Ashesi
yet, and those of you who weren’t there missed out
big time. I’m sure a lot of people walked into their
8am classes on Friday all blurry-eyed like I did.
by Jeanne-Barbara Debre
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The 2014 ASC administration promises
to promote a vibrant campus life along-
side creating the platform for students
to appreciate the core pillars of leader-
ship, scholarship and citizenship. On
behalf of the ASC executives, we are
grateful for your support and enormous
constructive feedback for the better-
ment of everyone. Although, it has
been approximately a month since we
were voted into power, mind-blowing
initiatives have been spearheaded to
make Ashesi a home for all.
Communication is a powerful tool that
we believe is the life blood to create
awareness of everything on campus. In
doing so, our PR committee made
good use of available resources –
notice boards, emails, the blackboard
at the amphitheatre and computers to
accomplish this. The ASC has also
signed a contract with ‘i.am.adink-
ra’ to help publicize programs and
initiatives using the digital display
screen. We believe that posters and
emails are not enough. The digital
display screen will supplement and
hasten the awareness of student
initiatives on campus. In our quest
to project the Ashesi student life
and restrain the notion of Ashesi
students being “geeks”, the student
life page will be actively running as
soon as the new website design
and layout is launched.
To curtail littering in classrooms,
the Welfare Committee is champi-
oning a Sanitation campaign
dubbed “Don’t Forget That”. Cur-
rently, weekly emails are sent to
remind us of this campaign. The
ASC has also collaborated with the
photography club to make the “Get
Down Low” clean campus initiative
a success. Moreover, our adminis-
tration has taken strong measures
to support the pillar of scholarship
for. There are plans in the pipeline
to open the library on Sundays. We
have also started the faculty advis-
ing system to help encourage
students to freely contact faculty
for mentorship or support in
enhancing their personal develop-
Conversely, we intend to lay a
foundation, creating a culture of
diverse social activities not only on
campus but within the minds of the
entire student body. Our plan for
January was to launch the semester
with “The Blackout”. Overall, the
event was successful and we are
reliving the memories with the
video of the event, which was
recorded and edited by Viasat 1's
Campus Base TV. A week after our
ﬁrst event, we hosted one of
Ghana’s leading life coaches, CJ
Buckman, and Mavis Ewa on our
campus as part of the 2014 Leading
Change campus tour.
We ushered in the month of Febru-
ary with our Masquerade off-cam-
pus party, which was aimed at
creating new friendships and rein-
forcing old ones. There was food,
live band music and performances
from some Ashesi students.
A major challenge we face is the
lack of student participation in
campus events. Out of a student
population of over 600, it is esti-
mated that not more than 150
people attended our ﬁrst event. An
even smaller estimate of about 30
people attended the 2014 Leading
Change talk, which was held in the
Putting into consideration the time,
effort, and funding that went into
ASC PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
by Richard Odame
these events, the amount of students
who attended each was very demor-
alizing for the members of the vari-
As a team, we are now stuck in a
difficult position. Based on the trend
in student attendance of campus
events, we are currently contemplat-
ing, the worth of putting the same
“A major challenge
we face is the lack of
student participation in
amount of time and money into
subsequent events. We are very
open to suggestions, comments and
ideas from the entire student body
as to how to encourage more
students to attend events. We
would also like to encourage
students to pitch event ideas that
they would like to see happen on
campus to the ASC.
ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE,
TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH!
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What has your Ashesi experience
been so far?
It has been really, really, really
good..In fact, it has exceeded my
What are the challenges you face
running the club?
Team work. It has been really hard
trying to get people to work
together as a unit
How do you combine your leader-
ship role with your academics?
There is a saying that you do not
allow one thing to interfere with the
other so I make schedules. At every
point in time, I know what I am
supposed to be doing. For me, it
has been about scheduling my time
What are some of the roles you
have to perform as president of the
I am in charge of organizing meet-
ings, I have to make sure the
student body is engaged in all our
activities and also gather the inter-
national students so we share our
What plans do you have for the
club now that you are President?
Our predecessors started the
International Day last year. It is a
day of diversiﬁcation, Ghanaians
are also inclusive. This day, set
aside for celebrating diversiﬁcation,
will continue. We have been going
on trips and this year, there are
more trips to come. We will make
sure Ghanaian students are includ-
ed in this as well
What do you like to do during your
I like to hang out with friends,
laugh and chat
What is the one thing you miss
about your country?
THE FOOD! [giggles] …and my
How would your closest friends
They’d probably say ‘reserved’
What is the one value you would
Helping people no matter the
Which of the football clubs do you
Manchester United and in the
school, Field Marshalls
Do you have a girlfriend?
[long pause...giggles] No
What genre of music are you into?
Who is your favorite artiste?
For January’s Student Personality
of the Month, our team caught up
with the extroverted introvert and
President of the International
Students’ Association, Adekunle
Tobi Ogundele. We felt that it was
time for everyone to know this
really cool personality, so yeah...
Describe yourself in three words:
Cool. Calm. Helpful.
Where do you come from?
I’m from Nigeria, speciﬁcally Ogun state, but I
presently reside in Lagos state
Can you talk a bit about your family?
I am from a family of eight; six children - four
boys and two girls - and my parents. I’m the
ﬁfth child. My dad is a civil engineer and
my mum is a business woman. I am
the only one who is presently in
Why did you decide to
come to Ashesi?
I wanted to study
After my A-levels in 2011, I
wanted to study in London
but that did not happen. I
found myself searching the
internet for prospective
schools and found out
about a ‘Ghanaian institution
that acts like an American
one’, bringing up future lead-
ers-- but that wasn’t what
intrigued me. I found something
unique about the owner of the
school, I read about him and found
out that he worked at Microsoft and
that urged me to give it a try
by Asiedua Akoto
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Are you a good dancer?
*giggles* I dance but I am not a professional dancer
What has been your favorite course so far in Ashesi?
My favorite course so far has been Finance for Non-Finance
What are you passionate about?
I would say I am passionate about software Design and Engineering
(The next section is called the hot seat, basically I am going to ask you a few
more questions and your answers are supposed to be spontaneous and fast.
Go with whatever pops into your mind)
The Hot Seat
Hottest girl in the school?
Idea of a romantic date?
A stroll on the beach wouldn’t be bad
Light or dark-skinned girls?
Light skinned girls
Stay at home woman or career wife?
Powered By Welfare Committee
GOOOn the docks of a nearby harbor...
People do not turn green.
At least that's what I thought. Until now. I mean, if it were not an uncom-
mon happening, there'd really be nothing special about the extra-huge,
uncomfortably hunky monster Stan Lee thought up. And 'green with envy'
wouldn't be so much of a sapid idiomatic expression.
And yet this young lad half-standing, half-slouching before me, stared right
back, green as ever. And I'm not talking about a light green tint. This was
green as spring leaves; green as the plasma blade of the lightsaber Luke
Skywalker occasionally wielded. I studied him cautiously for some time, not
knowing what to do as he peered back, through his half-open eyes and
with a horribly swollen upper lip.
And then with an unannounced jolt, he lurched forward, lips suddenly
drawn apart as if to swallow the whole environment he soiled with his pres-
ence. His larynx seemed uncomfortable in its habitat as it pushed against
the walls of his throat and stretched it to inconceivable size. And out of his
mouth gushed a much greener substance. Rather viscous too, as it turned
out because for bloody Santa's sake, I could not jump out of the way.
Right after hurriedly wiping most of the stuff off my face - and in the
by Joshua Adom Adjeman
process, picking out a half-digested
ﬁsh bone - I went down on my knees
and nudged the seemingly lifeless
body lying face down on the ground
with my left palm.
"Sir, are you alright? Sir? Sir?"
And quite unlike those moments you
see in movies when the protagonist
has someone die in his arms as he
calmly watches on, morose and expe-
riencing many doleful emotions;
quicker than I could think of saying
"Crap, it’s a zombie", the weary young
man turned around and grabbed my
arm with such force, I thought it
would snap. His eyes were sunken
now and he stared even harder as he
breathed in loud rasps. The effect was
frightening, eerie even. And then, with
one loud gasp for air, he fell back to
the ground. Dead.
I stared at the limp body - which was
still grabbing my arm by the way –
very much shaken and confused. His
body was cold, strange for the newly
dead. The stinging cold of the ocean
nearby didn't help the situation. And
the sticky stuff on my face smelled of
seaweed and dead rodents.
Somewhere in Antarctica…
Pelt took every step carefully. Clutch-
ing the gas mask tightly to his face
with his right hand, and securing his
notepad with the other, he avoided
every single shard of green-colored
glass he could see on the ground.
When he ﬁnally reached the door, he
mustered all the energy he possessed
in his 62-year old body and yanked
it open, letting go of the gas mask
in the process as he rushed
through the door and closed it
ﬁrmly and quickly behind him.
He had stepped into a hallway,
spotlessly white on every side and
painfully cold. He leaned against
the door and took two deep
breaths. In the process, he loos-
ened his grip on the notepad and it
fell to the ﬂoor. He bent down to
get the book and the many loose
papers that ﬂoated around.
Engulfed in his activities, he didn’t
notice the clickity-clackity sound of
heels against the marble ﬂoor
slowly closing in on him.
He looked up towards the source of
inquiry. She had her auburn hair up
in a bun, was about six feet tall,
with stern eyes still visible through
her round-rimmed glasses and so
skinny, the creased lab coat envel-
oped her middle-aged body.
Underneath the faintly wrinkled
skin and graying hair, there was
evidence of beauty in her youth.
“Dr. Gibbs, I’m so sorry,” he clamor-
ed as he hurriedly gathered the few
“It’s ﬁne Dr. Nashton. Quieter
would be better though,” she
replied, motioning to him to keep
his voice down.
“So… What does it look like? How
bad is it?”
[to be continued...]
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People always seem to start speeches
with some renowned quote so here
goes mine; opinions are like noses,
everyone picks them... I think. I have
never written a piece for an audience
this wide --crickets chirp in back-
ground--, so please go easy on me, or
not. I honestly do not care. "Are you my
On this lovely day --how do I know it's
lovely when I wrote this days before
publishing? I don't!--, I would like to talk
about something very close to my
heart; series. Unlike human beings,
series don't stab you in the back, or nag,
or cry, or do other annoying human
things... or do they?
I recall the prime times of "Vampire
Diaries". A show almost perfectly
released to feed the growing hunger for
vampire fantasy brought about by the
"Twilight" saga craze, much like "Wiz-
ards of Waverly Place" to "Harry
Potter". I never really cared much for it,
but after a bit of coaxing and my inabili-
ty to avoid it at every turn, I gave in.
And all I can say is, "It was superb".
.... it’s better than yours!
WAS. Nowadays I can't stand it. It
seemed like after every challenge was
thwarted, a new one arose out of the
blue. I mean, really? By season three, I
felt like a sad guy being strung along
by a girl. Thus, I severed the rope, and
you should too. Let it go. What nkwaaa
can happen? When the main charac-
ters, who seem to stare in the face of
death more times than death does a
mirror die, let me know. Until then, no
With this said, I ironically begin my next
paragraph. Ironic because I am here to
tell you to tie yourselves to "The Origi-
nals". For those unaware, "The Origi-
nals" is a spin-off show from "The Vam-
pire Diaries" which focuses on the lives
of to tie yourselves to "The Originals".
For those unaware, "The Originals" is a
spin-off show from "The Vampire
Diaries" which focuses on the lives of
the original, ﬁrst, top shatta, vampire
family. Why tie yourself to this?
Because I said so. Duh. But in all
seriousness, the show carries along
nicely and smoothly. Perhaps because
it is in its ﬁrst season, nothing feels
rushed and forced. You know the
feeling when you watch a show and
something random, like a new enemy,
just comes up and you feel like the writ-
ers were running out of juice? This is
the opposite. I believe a piece should
speak for itself anyway, so do yourself
a favour and dive in.
"Winter is coming". If by now you do
not know what that phrase means,
(insert clichéd phrase here). "Game of
Thrones", a series based on a book
saga known as "A Song of Fire and Ice" is
an amazing, brutal, saddening, cheerful,
worthwhile experience. When you have
hateful love for a show, you know it is
deﬁnitely doing something to you. If you
have to watch any show at all, let it be
I nearly forgot about "2 Broke Girls"; a
show I could've written myself. Most likely
not, but I like to believe I could. The
reason I say this is because I've done, and
still do jokes containing sexual innuendo.
They come too easily. See? And like most
jokes, they get old fast. So has "2 Broke
Girls". When you begin watching a sitcom,
time and time again, with a straight face,
it's time to let go.
Finally made it to the end of my piece. I
don't get paid enough for this. Actually, I
don't get paid at all. Herh. Look below for
notable mentions on awesome series to
try out! And if you see me around or
anything, don't talk to me. I don't care
Almost Human, The Tomorrow People, Sherlock, Da Vinci’s
Demons, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Homeland
N O S Q T R
by Nii Apa Abbey
about you and your opinions at all. At all!! Take your ideas and skelewu out of my
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ASHESI BUSINESS CLUB
ABC refers to the initials for Ashesi Business Club. As executives of the club
we chose to internalize these initials in order to make it easier for members
to identify with. ABC therefore also stands for Ambition, Boldness and
Creativity, which represent the core values the club seeks to uphold. ABC
existed in the time of Kwadwo Owusu-Adjei and was run by him. It however
collapsed and was revived by our Patron, Dr. Esi Ansah early 2013, where
new executives were recruited.
The club was started because it was recognized that a business foundation
is essential for all with desires of entering and surviving in the corporate
world in the near future.
ABC hopes to have a positive and long-lasting impact on the Ashesi commu-
nity. It hopes to bridge the gap between academia and industries out there
and build sustainable relationships which can be explored for the beneﬁt of
all. ABC hopes to equip its members with tips, etiquette and the practical
experience necessary to help interested participants to succeed in the
Currently ABC has about 50 members, according to registration done
through the use of Google membership forms. These members must howev-
er be committed to the cause of the club and consistent in their efforts to
help the club to succeed. Contrary to the belief that the club is a preserve of
Business students alone as the name may suggest, it is open to all. Learning
about business etiquette for instance is not something that only BA students
require but something that is beneﬁcial to everybody, regardless of your
major. One can join by following the link given in the sent email to register to
be a member.
The club offers an array of opportunities to its members. These range from
networking opportunities with members of the corporate world to educa-
tional seminars meant to enlighten our audience. Such opportunities to work
occurred last year at our Breakfast meeting where various owners of corpo-
rate entities were present to share their experiences and provide useful
advice for us to tap into. Certiﬁcates will also be handed out for some of the
upcoming seminars to show proof of participation. This can go a long way to
help one gain that edge over one’s competitor. Internship opportunities are
also available for grabs from some of the institutions ABC is partnering with.
You do not want to miss out on these exciting prospects, join ABC now!!!
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Current holders of the Ashesi Premier League, the League of Legends
have a reputation to protect and seem to have the players to back it.
They had a fairly impressive campaign in the FA Cup and were only
knocked out by way of the unpopular penalty shootout in the semiﬁ-
nal. Characterized by a solid, creative midﬁeld and a potent strike-
force, they are deﬁnitely a force to reckon with in the upcoming
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Lawrence
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 2nd
For a long time, this team had been used to dominating Ashesi foot-
ball time and time again. With the graduation of the Class of 2013
however, manager Kweku Arhin has been left with the unenviable task
of rebuilding the team from bottom up, with a handful of experienced
players to his disposal. He hasn’t done too badly so far, it seems, as
“The Ants” ﬁnished second in the just ended FA Cup. Perhaps his
tactical knowhow can cause problems at the top of the pile this
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Koﬁ “Dra” Tamakloe
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 3rd
It seems this team has begun to live up to less than appropriate name as
“babies” of the league. Under the management of Ekow Spio, Berekuso
Babies experienced a torrid time in the FA Cup, ﬁnishing with a goal
difference of -14. But the sun only rises after a period of darkness, and the
tides may just turn for our league minnows. A morbidly herculean task
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Nsiah
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 6th
It still baffles many how such an experienced side has failed to perform
above expectations with every season that comes our way. After years and
years of purchases, training sessions and just pure effort, the oil-rich side
has failed to gel on the pitch, and this has been characterized by their
inability to score goals. You could probably count their goal tally for the
past season on one hand. But it’s a new season; newer mentality perhaps?
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Delali
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 5th
They had threatened then recurrent league champions, Red Army, season
after season. It is quite a shock that their ﬁrst piece of silverware was
acquired in the just ended FA Cup. But ﬁnally, they can call themselves the
best in the league and not get a stare down. Equipped with the best strike
pairing in Ashesi football history, it would be quite the ordeal for anybody
to stop them this season. Grab your umbrellas people, it’s about to rain
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Nana Yaw Akonnor
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 1st
Credit must be given to the management of this team for how quickly they
turned their fortunes around in the league. Previously known as Azumah
Blow, they were generally considered league whipping boys. The inﬂux of
2016’s brightest and best have introduced a whole new ball game (pun
very much intended) for the club. Let’s see what they have to offer this
The Ink’s Man to Watch: Albert Eyison
The Ink’s Possible League Finish: 4th
by Joshua Adom Adjeman
It’s a new year; we’re in February, and arguably one of the biggest highlights
of every semester is about to hit us again. The Ashesi Premier League has
managed to garner loyal fans over the years and the drama never ceases to
ﬂourish season by season. This year brings a new look to the league on the
back of victories to previously trophy-less Walabele FC and LOL FC in the FA
Cup and APL respectively.
These sudden changes in the order of things in Ashesi football have made
way for potentially more exciting football and slightly different title odds. In
this issue of The Ink, we will discuss these odds as they pertain to each team
in the league. We’ll also be sure to include our opinion of players to watch
out for. Enjoy!
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