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 Lordina?
Lordina Nomafo-Duku is my name. I’m a third year Chemical Engineering student, a twin and the last of three children, born on the 28th of February 1998. I am from Akyem Wenchi in the Eastern Region. St. Rose’s Senior High School is my alma mater. I reside at Manet in the Greater Accra Region, currently at Splendor Hostel. I am a great writer and a public speaker. I am very emotional and realistic. I am known to be very sociable and a serious extrovert. I hate being around quiet people. I like to surround myself with people who challenge me to be more than I am. I was the Globewide Director of Teens Aloud Foundation. Currently the Off Campus Editorial Rep and the freshly-handed-over-to Assistant Editor of the Editorial Committee.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution.
It was a nice experience where I made some longtime friends and became serious with the matters of God. I learnt a lot of things that made me who I am now. I had several medals from the Head of States Awards. Being the coordinator for American Fields Service and the President of the Child’s Right International, I got the opportunity to be open to people thus helping me to discover my skills in public speaking.
What is your reason for choosing KNUST?
I wanted to be in one of the best universities in Ghana and obviously KNUST is one of them especially on the field of engineering. From research and advice from parents I decided to come to KNUST.
Miss Lordina, kindly tell us what Chemical Engineering is about.
Chemical Engineering involves the use of raw materials to produce substantial products such as raw foods, oil, gas, and others to make life easier and produce energy. It is my desire to specialize in Safety and Environmental Engineering, also being a branch of Chemical Engineering.
How has life been on campus being from first to third year?
Life on campus has helped me challenge myself to do more than I thought I could. It has been a place where I have discovered who I really am. It has made me understand God and life better.
What is your take on the structure of PENSA-KNUST?
The people in PENSA-KNUST make it very beautiful. The fact that we have a working body makes everyone a part of the family. This gives them the chance to work for God even though they are not necessarily executives.
Amongst all the committees, why Editorial Committee?
I joined the Editorial Committee because I write a lot, I do spoken word, I like reading and everything related to books. I aspire to be an author one day. I don’t think I could have joined any committee other than the Editorial Committee.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
Walking In the Will of God: This admonishes us to continue living as Christ would.
Abounding in Good Works: It brings us to the realization of the fact that we can’t live as Christians and behave as worldly people. In all our ways, we must let people see the light in us and praise God.
Which part of the Bible really speaks to you?
Numbers 23:19 which says ‘God is not a man that he should lie, not a human being that he should change His mind, does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?’ (NIV)
Who is your favourite Bible character?
Paul, because of how passionate he was about the work of God and evangelism.
Which sporting activity do you enjoy and what do you enjoy during your leisure time?
I enjoy reading during my leisure time. I play volleyball very well.
What is your vision and mission in life?
My mission is to spread the word of God throughout the nations. My vision in life is to be one of the most successful, God-fearing ladies in the world.
How did you become born again?
I was born into Christian home but I personally accepted Christ after a word at church.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
I should be done with my masters, working as a Safety and Environmental Manager and getting ready to set up my own company, be married by then, travelled all Africa to evangelize in the next five years.
Are you in a relationship?
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
He should be handsome, be in a higher ranking than I am in spirituality, he should be a visionary thinker and above all he should love God.
What’s your take on dating on campus?
Dating on campus is not so bad but I think before you start dating you should analyse the age at which you want to get married and see if it’s suitable to date now.
What’s your motivation in life?
My family and the word of God.
Please do you have any testimony to share with us?
My life is a testimony.
What change do you want to see in PENSA-KNUST?
Time taken for announcement should be worked on.
Any advice for the youth?
Life doesn’t seem the way it looks like and as youth we should stop comparing ourselves to others and identify our potentials and learn to build on ourselves.
Thank you very much for your time. God bless you.