Welcome to the Personality Show where we get close and personal with the body of PENSA-KNUST. This week we meet our very own student from Music and Drama Committee offering BSc. Chemical Engineering. let’s get ourselves inspired by what he has for us.
Who is behind Obeng-Prempeh Dennis?
Obeng-Prempeh Dennis is my full name. I was born on 25th January, 1997 as the second born amidst three siblings to Mr. Obeng Foster and Mrs. Georgina Louis Obeng. I had my basic education in First Star Preparatory at Sunyani and furthered my secondary education at Sacred Heart Senior High School, Nsoatre in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. I am a hybrid of Asante and Fante and a committed Christian.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution?
Sacred Heart Senior High School was my second cycle institution. It is a Catholic school which instills discipline. Beside my parents grooming me into a humble and disciplined gentleman, I would say that the school also made a significant contribution to the process. I had brilliant and intelligent teachers who helped me to build upon the knowledge, insights and capabilities I had from the Junior High School; this and all the above have made me who I am today.
KNUST was a miracle. Although KNUST is the leading and continues to be the leading university for all sciences in Ghana, I never thought of furthering my education here due to financial difficulties at home. After I completed my secondary education, I ended up being one of the best students and had a free admission to KNUST via the Mastercard Foundation scholarship program for the less endowed students. This led me to KNUST.
Obeng-Prempeh Dennis, kindly tell us about BSc. Chemical Engineering?
Chemical Engineering is a broad discipline which encompasses a wide knowledge of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Basic Engineering Economics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and electives in Allied Chemical Engineering disciplines. The profession of Chemical Engineering combines the principles of the Physical and Chemical Sciences with disciplines of Engineering to solve modern technological problems.
How has campus been from first year to third year?
I must say KNUST is a combination of diverse environments. It is welcoming and has students from different parts of the world. This gives me the chance to establish good network, getting to know more people both in Christ and in class. I have really had a feel of campus life from academics, social life and church activities.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
It is one beautiful church which is more like a family. I really love and appreciate the way we all relate to each other from executives through to the members. PENSA has really helped me in terms of building confidence and mostly spiritual growth. I have come to realize how awesome it is when you are being appreciated and loved by the people of God.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Music and Drama Committee?
I have always had a great passion for music. Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. Music has been relevant in my walk as a Christian. It promotes a spirit of hope and provides an outlet to worship God. My love for music and drama made me join Music and Drama Committee, Kings Vine to be precise but what really made me join the committee was after I witnessed a very wonderful ministration by the choir and the drama group. It was amazing to watch how they coordinated with each other and their passion and zeal for the work of God.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Becoming like Christ: God wants us (His people) to become like Christ, for Christ likeness is the will of God for the people of God. Becoming like Christ is living like Christ in all our walks of life.
Abiding in His word: To become like Him, we need to abide in His word. In other words, to be consistently obedient to the word of God. If we are not united with the vine, nothing of any lasting value will come from us. Jesus Christ is our vine (John 15:5) and without Him, we are nothing.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
1 Peter16, “but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.”
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Jesus Christ. I love the fact that He took the form of human, served, preached the gospel, won souls and died on our behalf to save and set us free; such a love.
Who is your favorite member/leader in PENSA-KNUST?
I would say the former MDD, Christian is my favorite. I really enjoyed his tenure of office. He is very humble, God-fearing, has a unique voice and a great passion for music.
Who inspires you?
My inspiration comes from God and my family. God has been the source of everything I am and have. My family’s support in the form of prayers, finance, and guidance together with God’s purpose is what keeps me going.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I love playing football and listening to music during my leisure hours. I recently developed the habit of learning the acoustic guitar.
What is your vision and mission in life?
My vision is to impact in Chemical engineering related profession. My mission is to become like Christ, abide in His word and ultimately, win souls for Him.
How did you become born again?
I was born into a Christian family (Pentecostal) and through the teachings, I gave my life to Christ.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
In the next five years, I see myself not just impacting in the chemical engineering related profession but also making impact in people’s life like the unemployed, the less endowed and the needy.
Are you in a relationship?
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
Relationships are not things we do for fun as they come with lots of responsibilities. If you are willing and you think you are ready to combine these responsibilities with your academics, social and spiritual life, then I don’t think it will be a problem to have one. If not, then I don’t feel it will be prudent to enter one.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
A beautiful, intelligent, God-fearing, loving, respectful and humble lady with focus and vision in life.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
There is a restoration and God is leading us to worship by Mali music.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
My life is a testimony.
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
All I will say is that, whatever we do, we should give it our best and all.
What advice do you have for the youth?
As youth, we should take advantage of the privileges we have in our era especially the advancement in technology to develop ourselves. This will help prepare us for the future.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.