Christopher Dickson

Studied: Mechanical at Takoradi Technical University

Logical Reasoning Score: 90%

Engineering Exam Score: 100%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Fast and Furious 7
Your preferred superpower
To be invisible
Your greatest fear:
Scorpions
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
I would buy a beautiful mansion and Bugatti Veyron
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in a town called Cyanide in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in the Western Region. I have three brothers and six sisters.My father is a business man and my mother is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories from childhood were repairing my grandfather’s broken bicycle at a tender age of seven.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
  • Lack of maintenance culture
  • Low enforcement of safety rules
  • Increasing rates of corruption
  • Putting the wrong personnel on the job
How would your colleagues describe you?
My friends would describe me as selfless, caring and a team player.

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How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next five years, I would like to have completed my Field Ready training and be working in a reputable oil and gas industry company and gaining experience and skills to improve my knowledge.
I would also like to travel and work abroad – I really want to experience working offshore.
I will also love to work in a large team and manage my own company in the future.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is the almighty God who has seen me through in life. Physically, my greatest inspiration is my Uncle who irrespective of the hardship has been catering for me till now. He is a hardworking man, humble and always gives his best to me.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
When I was the president of the Faculty of Engineering Student Union at Takoradi Technical University during the 2017/2018 academic year, my team and I were able to complete an unfinished office of the student Union and also organized safety training for the student with the help of the university authorities.
I also won a scholarship from Beige Foundation as an exceptional student for an excellence academic performance during the 2016/2017 academic year.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decided to study engineering because I saw how the world is being made a better place through engineering by invention to make life easier and comfortable. I love how engineering makes use of basic natural principles to invent machines and systems for easier life.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I believe that the remedy for the development in our country Ghana is engineering and hence young people in Ghana should study engineering to help broaden their thinking to help solve problems.