Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Class of 2020
AAI Future Leaders Legacy Fund
I am from Nungua located in Accra, Ghana. I am the seventh child from a family of eight children. My brothers and sisters like counting and I believe my interest in mathematics comes from my family. I’m very passionate about mathematics, problem-solving, teaching, and helping others to develop.
I chose Ashesi University because of its mission to educate ethical leaders and prepare students to take up challenges as opportunities in their careers.
I am studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering. I have always wanted to be an engineer because it is fun. It is the field that seeks to solve the biggest problems in the world. The profession is also built on the idea of building and improving systems to help humanity. With my passion for helping others, I believe Electrical & Electronic Engineering is the best fit for me.
“I appreciate everything my donors are doing to help me further
and complete my education. I promise to work hard.”
This summer, I interned with Translight Solar Limited and Education Sub- Saharan Africa (ESSA). Translight Solar Limited is a solar technology, installation, and distribution company committed to providing clean energy solutions for Africa. I worked as the IT Support Officer, Digital and Internet Marketer and helped in solar systems installation. ESSA is a UK-based company which researches education in Sub-Saharan Africa. My team undertook both qualitative and quantitative research in Africa. The research gave me insights into how educational data points are viewed in the African context.
First and foremost, for me to choose to participate in any activity at Ashesi, it must gear towards helping and developing others. I am the head of the Ashesi Math Support Team. Our purpose is to help students in math and make sure no student fails in mathematics. I formed a club with three of my friends called the Ashesi Pro-Solve Club. The purpose of the Club is to create an Ashesi Community of students committed to exploring mathematics and to bring out the hidden mathematical talents and algorithmic thinking in students. I play for the Red Army Football Club of the Ashesi Football Association. I am an active member of the Berekuso Math Project Team and the Bowney Initiative, where I tutor pupils to improve their math skills and prepare them for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Also, as a member of the Ashesi Peer Support Group, I make sure no student goes on probation every semester. I also have a personal project I am working on with a colleague, which is to enhance the understanding of mathematics using technological tools.
The scholarship means a lot to me. It has made me focus on my studies. I appreciate everything my donors are doing to help me further and complete my education. I promise to work hard. May God bless all donors helping myself and others at Ashesi. There are many students out there who need support and I encourage donors to reach out to them.
After Ashesi, I will do my master’s and Ph.D., and become a lecturer.
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