Afua Oforiwaa Ohene-Nyarko

Welcome to the Personality Show where we get close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. This month we meet our very own student from Music and Drama Committee offering Human Resource Management. let’s get ourselves inspired by what she has for us.

Who is behind Afua Oforiwaa Ohene-Nyarko?

I was born in Accra on the 13th of August,1999. I am the second born of my parents and I have three siblings. I come from Akwapim Larteh in the Eastern region of Ghana and I live at Osu Ring-way Estate in Accra. I completed my basic education at Labone SDA preparatory school. I also attended Krobo Girls’  Senior High School and I’m currently reading Human Resource Management here in KNUST. I dislike liars and like outspoken people. I am a fun loving, God-fearing, encouraging, confident, very sociable and prayerful young lady.

Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution?

In SHS, I was the President of a dancing group called Soul Inspirers, and I was the treasurer of a History society. Though people say Krobo is a school of prostitutes and the girls are all knowing, I allowed the school to pass through me positively. Because I dance, I was able to make a lot of friends. School was wonderful.  Despite the challenges I went through, my experiences in Senior High School showed me different personalities and different stages in life.

Why KNUST?
First, I decided on KNUST because it was far away from home. I saw the institution to be more like a Christian filled kind of school and that also played yet another role in my applying for KNUST. I applied for Human Resource Management and by the grace of God I had it.

Afua Oforiwaa Ohene-Nyarko, kindly tell us about Human Resource Management

It is more about the welfare and upbringing of workers in an organization. Every company needs a human resource manager to manage the time a worker arrives to work and departs from work and also manage the welfare of the worker as well. It is more of theory than practical.

How has campus been from first year to second year?

Campus has been cool and fun. I have had nice and entertaining roommates since first year. My spiritual life has improved much better than when I was in SHS. My academic performance has been good from first year by the help of God and by virtue of my frequent visits to the library and study room.

What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?

It’s a wonderful place to be. The number of people who come to service is overwhelming. It is a place to grow up spiritually and meet new friends. The many evangelical outreaches have been essential in making me outspoken and confident.

Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Music and Drama Committee?

I have always had a passion for dancing and singing and I chose the dancing because I am in Royal Vine Theatre (RVT).

What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?

Becoming like Christ: Once we are children of God and Jesus Christ the son of God, we are to portray the lifestyle of Jesus Christ, his love, his power, to show the world that even though he has left us to heaven, his spirit is with us.

Abiding in His word: It is following the word of God and obeying it. Some people hear the word and do not do what it says. It’s  more like being not just the hearers but doers of the word.

Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?

Habakkuk 2:20 (but the lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silent before him).

 Who is your favourite Bible character?

David, because he is a man after God’s own heart.

Who is your favorite member/leader in PENSA-KNUST?

Over Akosua Nyarkoa, she is currently the off-campus treasurer. I admire her because of her passion for God’s work, her character, the good advices she gives to me and her kindness.

Who inspires you?

Benny Hinn. He was able to overcome a lot in his family just to become a Christian; persecution from his own family and friends. No matter where he went, he allowed the Holy Spirit to use him. He didn’t do anything with his own strength.

Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?

I love basketball but I haven’t played before. I also like badminton. I watch movies during my leisure time.

What is your vision and mission in life?

I envision myself establishing orphanages everywhere possible and as being one of the top Christian billionaires in the country.

My mission is to study the word of God more so that God’s will for my life will come to pass; to study hard and be a proactive social worker who has the needy at heart.

How did you become born again?

I became born again during the first term of first year  in SHS during a Teens Aloud program –  a program organized by a Christian group that goes for outreaches in secondary schools.

What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?

I should have completed my Tertiary education, National Service and be working.

Are you in a relationship?

Yes.

What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?

They shouldn’t be bothered at all. You don’t need to rush into something you know very well won’t end well. No need to date for fun. You date for the future.

What do you look out for in your future spouse?

A God-fearing, understandable, caring, independent, kind, polite and not a jealous man.

What’s your motivational quote in life?

A prayerless man is a powerless man.

It happened last year during exams. I wasn’t done with the payment of my fees and I hadn’t also registered my courses. Our exams officer announced that if you haven’t registered your name, your index number wouldn’t be found in the hall. So, I had to tell a friend of mine to look for my index number and to my surprise it was there. I was able to write all my papers and my name was registered all by the grace of God,

Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?

Queens Hall is too small for our large numbers. I propose we get a bigger place for midweek.

What advice do you have for the youth?

Never give up, never lose hope, always trust in God. Live life to the fullest but know you will be accountable for it on the judgement day.

Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.