Class of 2021
Growing up as a young girl from a beautiful family of six, getting a quality education has been my number one priority in life. I got my basic education at Methodist Primary School in Mamfe, Ghana, where I stay with my family.
On completing basic school, I gained a scholarship to study at Joy Standard School in Kumasi, Ghana. It was a great school that exposed me to a lot of realities as a child and influenced my independence. With hard work, I managed to win another scholarship to continue with high school at International Community School where I pursued my A-level course. My drive to achieve greater heights has come from the hope my parents have in me and their struggles to make these hopes possible. They have been very supportive and managed to help my brother complete his tertiary education at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
When I was in high school, I faced one of my moments of crossroads; the course I would want to pursue at university and which institution I wanted to attend. After consideration, KNUST became my focus because that was what our financial capabilities could afford.
“I would like to say a big thank you to those out there working hard to support
an ordinary girl in an extraordinary school to get the best education.”
Deep down, I wanted to study Mechanical Engineering at Ashesi University, so I gave it a try by applying for admission and financial aid. Though I felt I was good enough, I did not imagine myself gaining admission and financial aid to Ashesi University. It has been one of my best fortunes and means 100% to me.
I would like to say a big thank you to those out there working hard to support an ordinary girl in an extraordinary school to get the best education. I appreciate their efforts and would like to encourage them that, I will do my part of the ‘business’ by utilizing to the fullest the varieties of exposure and advantages at stake. I have always wanted to be a life-impacting person in the career I find to the benefit of Ghana and Africa.
Since Ashesi shares the same vision as me, I was passionate to become to become a member of the Ashesi community. The Engineering program has been interesting and challenging as well. During summer school, the projects we had were fun. It required the building of a robotic arm and programming a wall clock. These projects were involving, and my summer couldn’t have been any better. After the summer school program, I worked as a tutor in a mathematics academy.
As a future mechanical engineer, I want to work for one of Ghana’s motor companies like Japan Motors or Toyota Ghana Motors.
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