- A Ghanaian man has earned his doctorate from the University of Alberta (U of A) in Canada
- Isaac Antwi bagged his doctorate during the university's virtual convocation ceremony on November 19
- He is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University
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Isaac Antwi graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Alberta (U of A) during the institution's virtual convocation ceremony on November 19.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Ghana before he went on to pursue his doctorate in Canada.
During the virtual ceremony, the university celebrated the achievements of its students and subsequently highlighted Atwi's academic milestone in a blog.
Experience in the Faculty of Science
According to Ualberta.ca, Antwi enrolled in his graduate programme as a master's student, then changed into PhD after meeting the department's requirements.
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''The U of A has always been where I wanted to pursue my graduate career. The first time I heard of it was during my undergraduate studies in Ghana.
''I had a lecturer who was an alumnus of the U of A and I loved his teaching style and had always wanted to obtain my training from the same school,'' he said.
Despite not having any research experience at the time, he was always eager to learn and kept in mind that the extra effort would have to be put in to achieve his goal.
Antwi acknowledged that it wouldn't have been possible for him to achieve academic success and a successful career without the excellent mentorship from Dr John Vederas.
''[He] was interested in both my academic success and my career goals in the long run,'' he said.
Young man who struggled academically at the University of Ghana graduates with 1st-class after 9 years
Life after graduation
Antwi revealed that he is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University in the lab of Prof Scott Miller in the Department of Chemistry.
Ghanaian Man is Best Male Student in Mathematical Science at UMaT
Meanwhile, a Ghanaian student, John Cobbinah, has written his name in gold after emerging as the Best Graduating Male Student in Mathematical Science at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa.
Cobbinah also added first-class honours to his achievement during the 13th Congregation Ceremony of UMaT.
In a post seen on the Facebook account of Gold Fields Ghana, the young man has been celebrated for the milestone.
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