Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Class of 2020
I am Ghanaian and a past student of Achimota Senior High School. I studied general science in high school, and now I am an aspiring engineer studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Ashesi, one of the best schools in Ghana. I am from a family of six and the third of four children. But, unfortunately, none of my older siblings got the opportunity to attend Ashesi University. However, I wish that they had, because Ashesi trains you to be a better version of yourself academically, socially, and mentally.
This scholarship has helped me realize my dream of attending Ashesi University to pursue a degree that I find challenging yet relevant to my future career. I am grateful to those who made this possible, and I know for a fact that the training and nurturing I am receiving will influence and impact Africa positively in the long run. Ashesi being the best university in Ghana offers the best form of education.
“I am grateful to those who made this possible, and I know for a fact
that the training and nurturing I am receiving will influence
and impact Africa positively in the long run.”
I chose Ashesi because of the goals it seeks to instill in its students and its desire to transform Africa through ethical leaders, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. In as much as Africa is behind, I believe it is not too late to get us back on track. We can catch up with the world if we have the right attitude and mindset.
In Ghana, we face eminent power outages. Some individuals, however, have made efforts to find alternative power supplies. Solar, one of the available power options, is not affordable for a large portion of our population. I am studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering because I want to be a part of the solution to the power problems in Ghana. I want to research affordable alternate and reliable power for Ghana and Africa at large. Aside from this, I want to use my position as a female engineer to empower young ladies to join the engineering field to help build our continent.
“I want to use my position as a female engineer to empower young ladies
to join the engineering field to help build our continent.”
One thing that I have learned and enjoyed from engineering is programming with an Arduino. I recall using Arduino for my solar irrigation system project, and as it was my first time, I marveled at what I could do with just that little object. This experience has really stuck with me.
Having so much interest in this field of power, I had the opportunity to intern this summer with the leading power supplying company in Ghana, Electricity Company of Ghana. My department was involved in using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to automate the controlling of substations remotely and troubleshooting. It was an amazing experience as I worked in a substation with huge equipment and machines powered by very high voltages. Initially, it was quite scary. However, it was a positive learning experience after all.
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