Accra, Ghana August 31, 2020 – Ashesi Design Lab, the design thinking and creative innovation nucleus of the Ashesi University (leader in STEM education in Africa) lanches the start of the Future Learning Virtual Hackathon 3 of 3, the final of a series of three hackathons focused on tackling problems in the current dispensation of COVID-19. 


With the appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic, many educational institutions all over the world and especially in Ghana has closed down and resorted to having classes and exams online. Having a system that tracks the progress made by the students with regards to their performance and continuous assessment is vital to the current online schooling system.

With classes for most schools resuming, but online, in September the Future Learning Virtual Hackathon 3 of 3 by the Ashesi Design Lab comes in to invite brilliant ideas and innovative solutions to tackle the problem with monitoring and measuring the progress of the students while at home.


The core idea of a hackathon is to bring people from across disciplines, sectors and geographic locations together to identify pressing needs within a given sphere and devise innovative and scalable solutions for them. To be launched on the 31st of August, 2020 the Future Learning Virtual Hackathon 3 of 3 will be open to participants from different educational divides to register their teams.

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Design and Innovate!

What are you waiting for? Check out this exciting challenge and apply between 31st Aug to 11th September 2020


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Applications opened for teams to sign up –31st August 2020  

Applications closed for sign up – 11th September 2020

Hackathon begins – 15th September 2020

Hackathon ends – 18th September 2020



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Who can Apply?

We are calling for students, designers, developers, edtech startups, schools, education innovators to form a team of at least 3 members and no more than 5 to join the FUTURE LEARNING HACK to Identify Challenges of Online Examination Systems and develop creative ideas and solutions in the form of prototypes with a multidisciplinary approach.

What does the FUTURE LEARNING HACK look like?

Applicants will be invited to take part in virtual presentations on zoom in the month of July. Following these virtual presentations, the five most promising ideas (solutions) will be selected and awarded prizes and provided with mentoring to support the projects’ implementation, along with a tailored business support programme from partners to support them to scale.

We need your creativity and passion to unlock new ideas and redefine the future of education.

Still got some burning questions and things you are not clear about?

Email: DLab@ashesi.edu.gh

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