Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Class of 2021
I am a second-year Electrical & Electronic Engineering student at Ashesi University. I am the last of three girls born to Mr. Emmanuel Anti, a retired high school teacher, and Mrs. Margaret Anti, a health and wellness coach. My eldest sister, Janice Amakyewaa Anti, is currently working as a pharmacist after completing her Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. My other sister, Nana Abena Owusua Anti, recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is working as a research assistant in a tuberculosis research laboratory at the same institution.
I am excited to be able to continue in the path of academic excellence just like my older sisters. I really appreciate the opportunity to receive a world-class education from one of the most prestigious universities on the African continent, without any financial burden to my family. This has only been possible through the generosity of donors for which I am extremely grateful. By the end of my academic pursuits, I believe that I will have imbibed the core values of Ashesi, including critical thinking, concern for others, and transformative leadership.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to receive a world-class education from
one of the most prestigious universities on the African continent.”
I chose engineering because I will gain the chance to improve the world in my field of work. It is an educational path that would improve my decision-making skills, help me to understand how and why things work, and be able to provide solutions to problems in society based on electronics, electricity transmissions, etc.
I will be able to logically think and critically analyze ways of designing and building electronic devices that will make a change in the world. Also, Electrical & Electronic Engineering gives me the chance to explore diverse technologies such as telecommunications and electrical power stations.
This past summer, just like every first year at Ashesi, I enrolled in summer classes to get ahead with my credits. As part of the coursework for Introduction to Engineering, we built a robotic arm as a group. I really enjoyed the challenge that came with this project as well as working on a team. Being able to practically simulate what we had studied in class in a real-life scenario was very exciting. It was a minor glimpse into the challenging yet exhilarating opportunities to solve real-life problems as an engineer.
During the weeks I wasn’t in school, I helped my mum at her wellness center with organizational and clerical duties. I was also able to attend a youth camp with my church where I was able to catch up with friends, relax, and have a good time. On a whole, this summer was very productive as well as refreshing and I am looking forward to all the opportunities, achievements, and challenges this new school year brings.
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