Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Class of 2019
Asantewaa was raised in Accra, Ghana along with two sisters and parents, who have always supported her pursuit of education. Asantewaa attended Archbishop Porter Girls’ School in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. Waking up at dawn each day helped her learn effective time management and self-discipline. Her academic prowess, combined with the support of dedicated teachers and good friends, helped her pass her final high school exams.
Through her high school robotics team, Asantewaa learned about Ashesi’s Innovation Experience (AIX), a summer program centered on engineering and design thinking. Her experience at AIX inspired her to apply to Ashesi.
“I am the first in my family to attend Ashesi University. I chose to study at Ashesi because of their lecturer to student ratio. Also, Ashesi’s learning is more practically based since the school is graced with equipment and advanced technology for learning.”
“I am studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Ashesi because since I was a child I always liked engineering. Engineering is fun and interesting. My favorite thing that I’ve learned in an engineering course is having been introduced to various software programs such as Arduino, Proteus, Solidworks, and many more.”
This summer, Asantewaa interned with Automation Ghana, an electrical engineering solutions provider. “It was fun, I had the opportunity to learn new things outside of class,” she says.
Asantewaa has made the most of her time at Ashesi – participating in clubs, making friends, and spending leisure time learning about technology. Her favorite activity on campus is participating in the Kingdom Theatre Ministry, where she dances and acts.
Asantewaa has a passion to help Africa. After graduation, she plans to utilize her degree to promote Ghana’s development. “In my future career, I hope to work in an electronics hub or firm where they use technology to solve problems.”
“This scholarship means a lot to me. It has given me the opportunity to study at Ashesi, which has helped boost my confidence level as well as meet wonderful people. My stay at Ashesi has helped me improve my communication skills, as before I came to Ashesi I was very shy and would hardly contribute to any discussion.”
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