Ernestina Okyere

Studied: Materials Engineering at KNUST

Logical Reasoning Score: 66%

Engineering Exam Score: 82%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Avengers – End Game
Your preferred superpower
To teleport!
Your greatest fear:
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
Open a jewellery shop for my mum.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up and still reside at Pipeano in Takoradi with my mum and siblings. I have three younger brothers and a younger sister. My mum is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best childhood memory is when I won the dance competition at a Christmas party!
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The biggest challenge facing the Ghanaian industry is the minimum local participation due to low technical know-how.
How would your colleagues describe you?
I would be described as hardworking, honest, friendly and approachable.

“I want to be an inspiration and an excellent role model for young people. I want them to believe they can change the world even if they do it afraid or unafraid.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years, I would like to gain deep learning experience in corrosion control and other engineering fields. I would like to work in a large team, offshore or abroad.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is my mum because she took care of myself and my four siblings when my dad died. I am who I am today because of her.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is obtaining an engineering degree from a reputable university and getting the opportunity to be part of the Field Ready programme.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decided to study engineering because it would give me the chance to explore the world and make it better through solutions to problems, especially in my community.
I enjoy studying engineering due to its practicality and the avenue for creativity.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I would encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering by being a mentor and an excellent role model for them.