Ernest Asante

Ghana | African Studies Department

Ernest is a citizen of Ghana with a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Ghana and an MPhil degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, where he lived for 5 years. After completing his studies in Norway in 1997, Ernest moved back to Ghana where he taught IGCSE and IB Geography at SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International School, Tema, Ghana, and an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. In addition to teaching geography, Ernest was also the Creativity Action Service (CAS) coordinator.

Throughout his career, Ernest attended several IB Diploma workshops and is a certified IGCSE and A level geography teacher. He is also an alumnus of the Klingenstein Summer Institute, Teachers College, and Columbia University. He has also participated in Earthwatch Institute research program where he assisted in the collection of data on water and grey zebra in Kenya.

Ernest is a firm believer in the role of education in solving many of Africa’s problems and is committed to the education of Africa’s young people in achieving this. This influenced his decision to join Africa Leadership Academy in 2009 where he teaches geography and African studies. Education, to him, should not only be in the classroom towards the achievement of subject grades but also outside the classroom, in educating the whole person.