Sarah Jibong | Student ProfileSimon2020-10-13T21:08:47+00:00
Studying at: Electrical Engineering at Takoradi Technical University
Logical Reasoning Score: 80%
Engineering Exam Score: 72%
Quick Fire Questions
Your favorite film?
Your preferred superpower
To disappear and then reappear in any location
Your greatest fear:
Losing my parents before I can take care of them
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
A big house and cars for my parents
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up at Kikam – Esiama Western Region. I am the second born among 6 siblings; 5 girls and a boy. My Dad is a security man and my Mum is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My best memories from childhood are when we all went to the village to spend the weekend working in our farm and having fun together.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The biggest challenge facing industry in Ghana is price fluctuation.
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues tell me that I am very tough, smart and passionate.
“Engineers are changing the world with inventions and solutions and I don’t want to just be an observer of this change. My name will be among the great inventors. I believe strongly in one thing; getting young people interested in science and engineering for a better tomorrow.”
How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
Within 5 years I want to work in an International Manufacturing Company.
I also want to work as an electrical/electronics engineer. I love to be on the field working with my hands and solving problems as a team, but if the company needs me to be in the office I will equally be able to work efficiently and effectively.
However, Field Ready will equip me to gain knowledge in other fields such as instrumentation, Processing, Health and Safety skills and many more. So I believe that aside from electrical sections, if the company needs my services in any of the other sections I will be field ready to offer my services.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
Throughout my education life from JHS level we believed that when you are posted to a Technical School it means that you are not brilliant. So when I completed JHS and was posted to the Technical School I thought I had failed. Until I came to TTU all I had in mind was to complete and just open a small shop in village to sell electrical items.
But just a month or two to my completion I saw the Field Ready programme posted around campus. I didn’t have faith in it at first, but I visited the website frequently to know more about it, and that was when I came across the Newsletter Spring 2019 with all the past students who have gone through.
But what really motivated me was that of Nana Baete who was appointed Asset head for the TEN Team and currently works as a reservoir engineer at the GNPC. This threw a challenge to me that I can also make it and even pass that level. She also said that if only we will be open minded, willing to interact, learn and ask questions we will pull through this program. Also during the selection interviews for Field Ready I had a one-on-one talk with her and she added a lot of thoughts to me.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is my final year project, where my group designed an auto- manual billing system in the supermarket. The project was designed in a way that the Barcode reader was installed in the trolley, and the purpose was to help the customer to scan the items themselves to know the money they are to pay for the items.
It was made auto-manual because if the individual wanted more than one of the same item he/she will scan only one then manually use the keypad to add the rest. Our main aim was to prevent customers from being in a queue for a longer time at the supermarket.
By means of Radio Frequency everything they purchase will be transferred to the master pc, so you get there and your receipt is ready. You take your receipt then you pay. I liked the fact that our expected outcome was met.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I am studying engineering because it makes our living easy and comfortable with less effort in greater certainty. I enjoy being in the field and solving problems using new designs.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
The world is growing so fast with technology and engineering creates that which has never been before. Studying engineering will help one embrace the new technology living in this time.