Welcome to your weekly personality show where we are up close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. Today we meet a gorgeous lady from the Editorial Committee, relax, read and enjoy what she has to share with us.
Who is behind Miss Bessie?
I’m Bessie Efe Asamoah, second year Doctor of Pharmacy student. I’m the second of four siblings and I come from Elmina in the Central Region but I live in Koforidua. I was born on the 28th of February, 1997. I am currently a worker in the Editorial Committee. I think I’m an extrovert because I can associate with different kinds of people. I’m very sociable and outspoken.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution.
I pursued Science back in Aburi Girls High School where I served as the dining hall prefect. My first year wasn’t the best, since I didn’t have most of my friends from junior high school but I finally settled in. Combining the role of being a prefect with studies wasn’t easy as most classes hours were interrupted with prefectural duties. I was part of the PENSA choir and as well as a participant for the National Science and Math Quiz for the year 2015.
What is your reason for choosing KNUST?
I wanted to pursue the 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy course which was only offered in KNUST.
Miss Bessie, kindly tell us about your programme of study.
Basically it is about health care, ensuring better therapies are developed to take care of upcoming diseases. It is also one of the most dynamic courses as it takes roles in different sectors.
How has life been on campus being from first to second year?
First year was a bit challenging, trying to find my feet in both my academics and spiritual life. With time I have been able to adapt, combining classes with being a worker hasn’t been that easy. Coupling reports, presentations, group meetings and the work of God has only been possible by the grace of God.
What is your take on the structure of PENSA-KNUST?
Due to our large numbers, PENSA KNUST is subdivided into committees. In my opinion, the committees help each and every one of us to fit into a particular family, where one is able to freely express his or her talent and ideas and grow spiritually.
Amongst all the committees, why Editorial Committee?
Because I love to read and write and that’s where I think I belong.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Walking In the Will of God: In our quest to pursue and know more of God, we need to walk in his will and imitate him in all endeavors of our life
Abounding in Good Works: Taking from the exemplary life of Christ, everywhere he went he was doing good so I believe as imitators of him we should also abound in good works
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
Ruth 1:16-17 which says, “But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”” (NIV)
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Abraham; because he lived a life of faith.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I take interest in watching football. I enjoy reading novels, watching movies and writing articles.
What is your vision and mission in life?
My vision is to live a life worth emulating.
My mission is to impart people through the word.
How did you become born again?
I was born into a Christian family where I attended Sunday school service where I fell in love with the word of God and decided to give my life fully to Christ.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
I should be done with my doctorate program.
Are you in a relationship?
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
He should be one who fears God, intelligent, understanding, caring and respectful. Above all he should be humane.
What’s your motivation in life?
My motivation is the grace of GOD and my parents
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
Getting into school to me was just a miracle. I almost lost hope when I wasn’t seeing my name appear in any of the admission lists, there is even more to this but His grace has just been sufficient.
What improvement do you want to see in PENSA- KNUST?
I think they should work on their time management and the arrival of the bus should be worked on quickly.
Any advice for the youth?
Life would always be unfair …we won’t always have what we want, but the fact that we have a little in life should make us appreciative because once there is life there is hope.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.