ABOUT MY EDUCATION IN UNITED KINGDOM
1989, I Godwin EK Amponsah attended Bishop
Herman College which is a boarding school. I was in the second year,
when I had to discontinue my education in Ghana because I was living with my
Uncle Kofi Adanu who worked at West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)
as their Senior Deputy Head Officer. He travelled to Nigeria with
WACE and did not return back alive. His work was his source of joy and unifying people, his secret pride of accomplishment on this earth. Educating the young future leaders and business people of Ghana was the great legacy. His children Professor Richard M K Adanu a medical doctor and the first born in the family, Dr Mrs Victoria Adanu Lokko also a medical doctor and Mr Emmanuel EK Adanu who is a qualified Computer Networking professional, are testimony of this great mind of Ghana, Mr Kofi Adanu. He is surely resting in perfect peace of God almighty. May his generations learn to follow in the footsteps of the great man, that is to unite people of different families with a common ground of interest at heart.
Therefore, my Mother Christiana Abima
decided to bring me to Untied Kingdom for good to stay with her and
further my education abroad. So in the summer of July 1991, I moved from Accra to live in Kensington. I joined St. Mark's CE
Secondary School and in the year September 1993 got a place at South
Thames College, where I enjoyed studying BTEC National Diploma in
Electromechanical Engineering for 3 years. After a great deal of
research I decided to read Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) at the
University of Sheffield in the year 1996.
am fascinated by what computers can do particularly the development
in sciences of the industrial arts and human needs. The systems aid a
lot in solving problems, which so far no other technological instrument
is capable of attaining. Above all, the course contains most of the
elements I expected from it. That is, to gain understanding of how
computers are use at the workplace and the life management skills
expected of a person in the society.
course is a blend of Computer Science (CS) and Systems Engineering.
Most of engineering courses have only a single major disciple and
systems are becoming more and more complex. For example engineering
systems now have a mixture of electrical, electronic and mechanical
components and may include chemical process as well. So Systems
Engineering brings (Computer, Control, Electronics, Electrical &
Mechanical Systems and Medical Systems) together under one branch as
Automatic Control Systems Engineering (ACSE). CS is another department
is designed for student to develop an understanding of the use of
computers, both in design and programming, within complex engineering
systems and in many diverse applications. This distinguishes the course
from standard Computer Science course.
CS involves Information Technology, which I have been
learning about already. The other part of CS was complicated to
understand. ACS was easier since I did Engineering in College and Pure
Mathematics was my favourite subject but I was not better in applied
Maths since other matters had to be taken into consideration in dealing
with this kind of discipline. Perhaps I should have continued with
Engineering instead of this new found science of complicity to get me
excited with cognitive understanding of matters in life.
was in the second year of CSE but after some difficulties I felt that I
had been trying too hard to obtain what I don't already have within. So
I thought to myself that without possessions what do I have to grow,
to put to good use and to give the world. Naturally Literature and Philosophy was
the answer. So I changed subject to do an access course at the Division
of Adult Continuing Education in order to go ahead with my studies in
Sheffield University. 'To be or not to be', that was not the question
for my quest of knowledge but to realise my full capacity in wisdom and
recognise one's own natural and spiritual abilities.
Technology specialties are 'Computer Programs Managements'. This
includes especially, Graphic and Web Designing for media presentations
on the Internet, to Multimedia Editing & Productions. I can also do
basic IT Support Assistant and maintain software programs and some
basic upgrading of hardware of Personal Computers. For
example, I own a 13 years old PC with 3 Hard Drives, different
Operating Systems, and an upgraded Memory to the maximum possible and
with upgraded DVD Writer, all still working in good condition. Except
that it is slow to do some task with the old PC, like Video or Audio
Editing and Converting to 'Copy' unto DVD. Tasks like Word Processing
and a couple of others have no problems of space, memory or CPU usage
at all. There are uncountable programs working in good order on the PC
thanks to the Internet revolution and the User Friendly nature of
earlier Microsoft Operating Systems like Windows 98 Second Edition.
am a well organised and enthusiastic person who can work well as part
of a team or as an individual. I have 3 years experience in
Administration and 4 years as a Web Designer which remains my passion.
I feel that my enthusiasm combined with my knowledge and ability of
computing systems and problem solving; would make me an asset to any
Written & Completed from 29/09/1997 to 5/09/2007 by Godwin EK Amponsah &
was last modified on 20/4/2013