February 20, 2020
By the time recent alums, Efua Dadzie ’19 and Kofi Mensah ’19 got to their final year at Ashesi, they had tried, failed and perfected different ways and means at managing their time and being efficient students.
So before they graduated, the duo initiated the Time Management Doctors, as a way to pass on the many tips and lessons they had picked along the way, in helping other students become more efficient.
“Reflecting on our journey at Ashesi, we realized there was a lot more we could have achieved as students if we had managed our time properly,” shared Efua. “While most students will learn many of these lessons along the way, we figured we could spare them the hustle of making common mistakes. So these tips could share these tips to help them, especially freshmen, avoid many time-wasting habits, and make the most of their time at Ashesi!”
In starting up TMD, Efua and Kofi engaged other students, faculty and staff, to share and learn more ways students can succeed through proper time-management.
A year later, the initiative has grown into a 9-member team of ‘doctors’, made up of volunteer-students from across year groups, who advise their peers on managing their time effectively.
Twice a week, the ‘doctors’ hold sessions for students to identify productive hours, schedule classes, select campus clubs, and figure out how to make the most of extracurricular activities. “My sessions with the ‘doctors’ helped me track how much free time I had and this made it easier for me to choose which extracurricular activities I could take part in.” says Priscilla Oduro – Kwarteng ’22.
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