Jesse Agbenya ’23

Jesse Korku Seyram Agbenya
Electrical & Electronic
Engineering Class of 2023

I am Jesse Korku Seyram Agbenya, a Ghanaian by birth and descent. I am an Ewe as well as a proud southpaw. Coming from a nuclear family of two children, my parents toiled so that my sister and I could have a good education. As a reciprocal gesture, I made good use of the resources and efforts expended on me. I strive for excellence all the time; I still do, and I will continue to do so.

I named this stage of my life ‘Chapter Three: The Genesis.’ I believe this is one of the critical stages of my journey on this earth, the beginning of great things to come. I hope to transform spiritually, mentally and physically in this chapter of life. And there’s no better place to start this chapter than Ashesi.

Being admitted to Ashesi was like a dream come true, not just for me but for my parents. I was inspired by the mission of Ashesi to educate ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. I desired to be part of this revolution; I saw Ashesi as a hub of immense opportunities. The night I saw the welcome mail from Ashesi happened to be the night of Easter Saturday. I presumed that was one more thing to rejoice over and celebrate the next day in church.

The 4th day of September 2019 marked the beginning of the genesis. I had mixed feelings. I was excited, but at the same time, I was anxious about what lay ahead of me. Majoring in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, the thought of being surrounded by great minds put under pressure ran through my head throughout my first week at Ashesi. The famous quote “To whom much is given much is expected,” dawned on me.

Life at Ashesi so far has been interesting but hectic. I have new friends, new environments, and exciting activities all around me. I strongly feel the phrase “Work hard play hard,” is dominant here. I chose Electrical & Electronic Engineering because my passion lies in that field. Growing up, I always enjoyed dismantling appliances and taking out components. I never got bored observing a technician install, remove, or replace an appliance at home. I believe that is the channel through which I can do something positive for my community. As an Ashesian, I look forward to change.

My vision is to transform significantly in the 3 phases (previously mentioned). I look forward to becoming a renowned electrical and electronic engineer and leader. I hope to make an impact in the community. I may not know precisely how to go about it now, but I greatly aspire to be part of the change in Africa and the world at large. Gaining a scholarship to be part of this community means a lot to me. To the donors who made it possible, I am greatly indebted. I am very much appreciative of this opportunity and I assure you that I will utilize this opportunity effectively. In some years to come, the smile you put on my face and that of my parents will be on your face as well.


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