Senior Dietician at FOCOS mentors students at National Science and Maths Quiz

Senior Dietician at FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital, Mrs. Harriet Adu-Amoah engaged students at the Odorgono Senior High School during the just-ended regional qualifiers for the National Science and Maths Quiz on Friday, 9th of March, 2018.

Mrs. Adu-Amoah who was very excited to share her knowledge and experience with the students, started by giving a background of her life and her memorable journey pursuing the perceived ‘scary’ course.

“I loved science and for me it was a subject that I dared to take, despite being discouraged because of its perceived difficulty,” she said.

According to her, her interest in the subject stemmed from her desire to uncover a world full of mystery. She encouraged the young students to follow their passions and ignore the negativities of the world in their pursuit towards greatness.

In her closing remarks, she confessed her dream to see more women in science professions. “I must confess it has been my heart desire to see many women in science; it is not right when statements are made that ladies are afraid to do science – I totally disagree,” Mrs. Adu-Amoah added. She believes society does not encourage and motivate people enough to pursue science.

“I want to encourage all of you to dare to do the best you know you can do, Science becomes simple and easy when you open your heart and mind towards it,” she said.

Mrs. Harriet Adu-Amoah attended Bethel preparatory and JSS in Kumasi and then continued to Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ secondary. According to her, those days were challenging days in terms of raising the academic standard of the school in the region.

“In our days, we were taught to study as if that was our only purpose in life and my class was full of brilliant young girls who had big dreams so the competition in class was tough,” she added.

She also mentioned that her batch of science students were the first to represent the school after some many years of not participating in the National Science & Maths Quiz then Brilliant Science and Maths Quiz. Harriet holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Human Nutrition and a Master of Philosophy in Dietetics at University of Ghana, Legon. She was part of the 5th batch of Dieticians to be trained in the country. Previously, she worked in all the major hospitals in Accra as a Student Dietician and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi as a dietetic intern.

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