Academic Calendar

Semester Schedule

Ashesi's academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students typically take four semester units per semester. A semester unit (typically 42 classroom contact hours and 14 discussion/lab contact hours) is defined as three (3) hours per week of classroom time and 1 or 1.5 hours of discussion/lab time per week over a period of sixteen weeks.

August (Fall Semester) 2012

Classes begin for Continuing Students
Sept. 3rd
End of adding and dropping of courses
Sept. 17th
Classes Begin for Freshmen
Sept. 17th
Mid-Semester break
Oct. 22nd - 26th
Classes resume
Oct. 29th
Last day of classes for Continuing Students
Dec. 12th
Dec. 13th - 14th
Final exams for Continuing Students
Dec. 17th - 2st
Christmas break begins
Dec. 21st


  • Founder's Day (21 September)
  • Eid al Fitr (Date to be Determined)
  • National Farmer's Day (7th December)
  • Eid al Adha (Date to be Determined)
  • Christmas.(25th – 26th December)

Jan (Spring Semester) 2013


Classes continue for Freshmen
Jan 7th
Classes end for Freshmen
End of Semester exams for Freshmen
Jan 14th - 18th
End of Semester for Freshmen
Jan 18th
Spring Semester Begins for Continuing Students
Jan 14th
End of adding and dropping of courses
Jan 28th
Spring Semester Starts for Freshmen
Feb 4th
Mid-Semester Break (All Students)
March 11th - 15th
Classes Resume
March 18th
Last Day of Classes for Seniors
April 17th
Final exams for Seniors
April 22nd - 26th
Last Day of Classes for Continuing Students
April 24th
Final exams for continuing students
April 29th - May 3rd
End of Spring Semester for Continuing Students
May 3rd
Last Day of Classes for Freshmen
May 15th
Final exam for Freshmen
May 20th - 24th
End of Spring Semester
May 24th
2013 Graduation
June 22nd


  • New Year's Day. (1 January)
  • Independence Day.( 6 March)
  • Good Friday. (29 March)
  • Easter Monday. (1 April)
  • Labour Day. (1 May)
  • Africa Day. (25 May)
  • Republic Day. (1 Jul)

All dates are subject to change

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Registrar’s Office Hours

Mon. - Fri.
09:00 - 17:00 (GMT)

Academic Guidelines

Contact Office of Academic Registrar

The Academic Registrar,
1 University Avenue, 
Berekuso, E/R.

PMB CT 3, Cantonments
Accra Ghana.

Tel: +233 302 610 330
Ext: 1020

Fax: +233 302 610 340
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