Welcome to the Personality Show where we get close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. This week we meet our very own member from Editorial Committee offering B.A English. Let’s get ourselves inspired by what she has for us.
Who is behind Annie Yeboah?
I am the first of two children, born on the 20th of January,1996. I hail from Kwahu Tafo in the Eastern Region and live at Koforidua. I had my basic school education at Pentecost Preparatory School at Koforidua and had my secondary education at Accra Girls Senior High, and currently in KNUST studying B.A English. I am an affiliate of Independence Hall. I am jovial and sociable.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution?
I read General Arts in Accra Girls. During my days in Senior High School, I made new friends. Combining academics with social and spiritual life was a bit challenging but God being so good, all went well. I was the dispensary prefect from my house and I was the PENSA Music Coordinator. I learnt how to play basketball in school. In school, I didn’t really know how I impacted people, but the way some appreciated me made me feel someway somehow inspired that I had impacted them.
I didn’t have any options with the school I wanted to go. Legon and KNUST admitted me, which made me confused as to which school to choose, but then I finally made my choice of coming to KNUST.
Annie Yeboah, kindly tell us about B.A English.
People think when you read English, you obviously end up teaching but then English is one of the dominating languages of the world which is having its impact on every field of work. Undoubtedly, English plays a much greater role in the world that it is inevitable for people to ignore it fully.
How has campus been from first year to third year?
Life on campus from first year has been good, both academics and social life. I’ve had wonderful friends in PENSA and fortunately for me I am in the same class with some of them. I found interest in playing lawn tennis somewhere first semester in my second year so I joined a tennis club on campus called “Royal Ace”. In second year, I was the Assistant Off Campus Overseer and currently Africa Hall Editor for the Editorial Committee and this has helped me a lot. So far, campus has been good.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
PENSA is a nice family. Day in day out, you get to meet new people. And with the committees, it helps you bond with people and through that, one is able to get involved in the activities of the church. The ministrations by great ministers has been really impacting and I get to learn a lot from them.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Editorial committee?
I first joined Music and Drama Committee, but later joined Editorial Committee because my programme was in a way in line with it. I wanted to develop my writing skills, and also public speaking, especially spoken word recitals. Not to say I’ve left Music and Drama I’m still their prodigal daughter and I’ve got mad love for them.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Becoming like Christ: As Christians, we are all aiming at imitating the qualities and the ways of Christ in becoming like Him. So, with this year’s theme, in relation to the sermon and other ministrations at church teaches us to become like Christ.
Abiding in His word: We obey the word of God by reading the Bible and acting upon what it says. So, with this year’s focus, we should look up to reading our Bible daily and abiding in it by doing what it says. This will help us grow and mature in Christ.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
James 1. If I look back to all that I have gone through, God has been good to me and that has made me learn to be thankful in every situation and circumstance I find myself and learning to love as well. It teaches me to endure and wait patiently in every situation, knowing there is an appointed time.
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Job. He is my favorite because of his patience and endurance he exhibited in the afflictions he found himself. Reflecting on Job’s circumstance in my life, it teaches me in everything, we should give thanks to God, be humble and love God above all.
Who inspires you?
My family and some very good friends.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I like football, I took a bit interest in basketball, but that was then. I have found interest in playing lawn tennis and currently doing so. During my leisure time, I watch movies but I read sometimes.
How did you become born again?
Even though I was born into a Christian family, coming to know God by myself has become a process every day. The day I got baptized was when I became born again.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
To have completed my masters and settling with a very good job.
Are you in a relationship?
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
What’s the rush in being anxious when you can relax and take your time to find someone suitable for you? They just need to wait patiently for the suitable one will come at the appropriate time.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
He should be handsome. In terms of his spirituality; he should be higher than me. Be caring, understanding, intelligent, respectful and above all should love and fear God.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
Making God a part in every single thing I do, and I believe through the strength of God I can.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
There are a lot of testimonies I will like to share, but in all, God has been good and faithful.
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
They should cultivate the habit of buying and borrowing books to read from the Editorial desk.
What advice do you have for the youth?
Everyone is unique in his or her own ways, and that one may exhibit some qualities the other would not have and vice versa. But then we should learn how to appreciate ourselves and be content with how God has made us and we must yearn to be opened to things that will impact us positively.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.