Godfred Lartey

HND Civil Engineering

Sponsored By: SBM Offshore

Location: Ghana

Engineering & Logical Reasoning Exams: Average Score 75%

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film
The Age of Adaline
Favourite colour
Light blue
Favourite school subject
Elective/Engineering Mathematics
Favourite childhood toy
Board games
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A nice mansion
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up with my parents and siblings in Abossey Okai a suburb of Accra, the capital of Ghana. We are four children of Mr. and Mrs. Lartey of which I follow the only female who is the eldest. All the three boys are in school except my sister, who is learning a trade.
My father is a driver, and my mother a trader in food stuffs at the market.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
My favorite memory from childhood is when my dad uses to teach my brother and I in the house.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I like listening to Ghanaian gospel artist Joe Mettle for his wonderful worship songs and I like some hillsongs. And I also enjoy listening to international praise songs. When it comes to circular music, I like listening to the danceable tunes “azonto”. This kind of music will make you move and shake your body!

“I strongly believe in education to increase performance. I want to create an outreach programme for school students to sensitize them on the importance and benefits of a science education.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
I would like to travel and work in other parts of the world especially in China, where there is rapid advancement in technology.

In the next five years, I want to hold a masters degree in my field obtained abroad and establish a civil engineering firm that will aid in the development of the country Ghana. I will also like to be an ambassador of Field Ready one day.

What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my mother. I know I will not let her down. I will make her proud one day. In trading of food stuffs at the market and so hardworking, she always wakes up at dawn to sell at the market and gather some money to cater for the family. She has been able to support me to the tertiary level in my education.
I am not the only one but also a brother in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the younger one in primary school.

There is no mother like Mama Grace.

Finally, what is your most hated food?
I don’t really know which local food I dislike in Ghana. Maybe it might be a meal I am yet to taste.