The personality corner, brings you an exclusive interview with our very own, Geraudia Ahovey, a 3rd year Geography and Rural Development student. Read on to find out thrilling gists about our regular photographer in church as well as her opinions.
Who is behind Miss Geraudia Ahovey?
I reside at Accra Newton with my parents Mrs. Vicentia Darko and Mr. Jerome Ahovey. I attended Fountain Nursery and Preparatory School. I furthered my education at Okuapemman Senior High School. I like to debate. I was a member of the KNUST debate society but now, there is not really much time so I have put it on hold for now.
I like eating, I like food actually. My favorite food is Banku with pepper and tilapia. I like to read, not necessarily books but around politics and other areas.
Share with us your experience in the second cycle institution? (Any teaser name back in SHS and fond memories)
From first year to third year I didn’t really change much. Our sisters used to “rough us up” a little. I remember joining the Debate society in second year. We competed in a debate and we were the first runner up at the nationals. It was quite fulfilling as we got to meet dignitaries who talked to us about their past experiences. I didn’t really like my economics teacher. He used to stress us a lot. Since his class was after our break period, we would usually wait till he was about entering before we entered. I fell in the dining hall twice, not because of food as you may presume. They were all slips.
Why KNUST and why Geography and rural development?
There was no special reason. I couldn’t purchase Legon, and UCC was not an option. Geography was not my first choice either. My preferred program was LLB, but getting into the program, I have come to realise it’s interesting and it equips you for the job market.
Can you tell us about Geography and rural development?
The program is divided into two parts, Geography and Rural developments. Geography is the study of the earth and the ways in which we affect or it affects us. Rural development seeks to improve the conditions of people living in rural areas. Since both aspects of the program are linked, we study them together.
How has campus been from first year till now?
Campus has been nice, a little bit of everything. We are growing through it. In first year, I barely had friends. On my first day here in KNUST, I stayed in my room all day because most of my friends had gone to Legon. I’ve learnt a lot of things on campus that I would not have learnt at home, photography for example.
What can you tell us about PENSA-KNUST?
Family is the best word to use for PENSA. Even though we are many, you have to involve yourself and not think people would notice you. PENSA nurtures you for the mother church. I would like to commend the leaders and the working body of the church. They are doing very well.
Regardless of our numbers, they are always visiting and helping us out. They should keep it up and God would really bless them.
Amongst all the committees, why did you decide to choose Editorial and literature committee?
I had interest in publicity. I was initially in Music and Drama. Someone influenced me to join Editorial Committee. I saw my passion in photography and I have had a lot of help from people.
What is your take on this year’s theme and focus?
The theme is very powerful. It entails a lot that goes into knowing Christ and proclaiming his love. People know about Christ through what others have heard about him. We have to know him for ourselves and proclaim his love for us even to those who are not believers.
How did you become born again and what are some changes you’ve seen?
I can’t really give the exact day, but in the children service when we were being sent to the youth ministry, we taught and convicted individually. With the changes, I know speaking in tongues is one, and I’ve become really close to God because as a child all you do is go to church, learn a song, a memory verse and go back home, but it entails a lot more than that when you are born again.
Who is your favorite Bible character?
Ruth, I’ve heard a lot of stories about her. She was good. I’ve learnt a lot about her.
Who inspires you?
My mom. She is a very hardworking woman. Sometimes, it gets very hard but she always tries to make me happy. She makes sacrifices and she is a very devoted woman of God. I want to be like her.
What do you enjoy doing during your leisure time?
Reading. I read Christian literature whenever I’m free. I visit my friends sometimes.
What should we expect from you in the next 5 years?
I have an interest in law and I hope to be in law school then. Probably open a fashion house or a nice restaurant. It’s all in the waiting.
Are you in a relationship?
Yes. You could see me in private for the details.
What is your take on people who are single on campus and feel anxious about it?
I think being single is a choice and you should not rush but wait on God for the right time and right person. You should enjoy it while it last.
What do you look out for in your future spouse?
He should be a supportive spouse, handsome, God fearing, caring and someone who pushes me to do more.
What’s your motivational quote in life?
“If it is to be, then it is up to me.”
Do you have any proposal for PENSA-KNUST/ improvement you want to see?
My proposal is to the Editorial committee. To the Publicity wing, there is more to publicity than just taking pictures. They should evangelize to people through the pictures. The Literary wing should do same with their writings. PENSA members do not like reading that much. I think bringing more interesting books would be a better plan.
Should parents be involved in campus relationships?
If you can let your parents know about it, it’s a good thing so you can ask for advice. Let people you trust know about it, so you can easily seek for help when the need arises.
God bless you lovely reader catch you on our next exclusive encounter as we bring to you yet another intriguing personality