Jessica Otabil

HND Electrical Engineering

Sponsored By: Voltic CCBA

Location: Ghana

Engineering & Logical Reasoning Exams: Average Score 82%

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film
Korean series (Donyi)
Favourite colour
Sea blue, yellow and spotted pink
Favourite school subject
Telecommunication and Power system 4
Favourite childhood toy
Didn’t have a toy to play with but enjoy watching cartoons
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
I would buy a mansion and invest the rest of the money.

Jessica was voted the President of WINE (Women in Engineering) and her most memorable moment to date was being the only female engineer to work on the lines and cables during her internship with the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I was born and raised by both parents in Tema, Greater Accra Region of Ghana, in a town called Kpone Kokomo. My mum worked as a Clearing Agent and my dad as a Mechanical Engineer. Having two brothers and being the only female was fun.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
My favourite memory from childhood was riding the bicycle with my friends along the street of Tema.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I enjoy listening to Cools, Country, RnB, Dancehall music. Celion Dion, Davido and Stonebwoy are my favourite for now.

“I want to be part of our technological future and make a positive contribution. “Engineering offers us the chance to make the world a better, safer and more exciting place.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
My career in five years’ time is my dream; at that time I would be a great and all important engineer and also an alumni of the Getenergy Field Ready programme hoping to help the young ones. I will enjoy travelling and would love to work on the rigs as a team.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
Never forgetting GOD, My biggest inspiration is my Dad. I didn’t realize until I got older. He was extremely hardworking and the most caring man I have ever known, he set the bar high and will always remember him with love. He says “whatever happens, take it with a smile “.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I hate eating Banku with tomato sauce or raw peppers, thank heaven we only eat it when am already full!