Ghanaian Lady is First International Student to Earn PhD from Her University’s School of Civil Engineering

Ghanaian Lady is First International Student to Earn PhD from Her University’s School of Civil Engineering

  • Ghanaian Eileen Goody Gans-lartey has graduated with a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from the university
  • The trailblazer and alumna of the University of Ghana made multiple histories as she bagged the achievement
  • Her pioneering milestones include graduating as the first international PhD student from her University’s School of Civil Engineering and Architecture

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Even though systemic challenges deter some women from pursuing careers in male-dominated fields, others overcame the odds to live their dreams.

One Ghanaian woman Eileen Goody Gans-lartey has joined the ranks of women with a doctorate in Civil Engineering and is poised to leave her prints in the sands of time.

She achieved this sterling academic milestone at the age of 30 years old. The University of Ghana alumna has celebrated the achievement as she shared her tough academic journey to receiving her doctoral degree.

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Eileen Goody Gans-lartey
Photos of Eileen Goody Gans-lartey. Source: Eileen Goody Gans-lartey
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Pioneering milestones at 30

''When God shows up, He shows off! PhD at30. PhD in Civil Engineering bagged.

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''Undoubtedly my toughest academic journey. My resilience was tested on all fronts but this God,'' she said.

Gans-lartey made history as the first international PhD student from her University to complete in three years and also became the international PhD student to graduate from her University’s School of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

In addition to the milestones, she was the only international PhD student who graduated from the 2018 class.

Gans-lartey has inspired many with her distinguished achievements as many trooped to the comment section to celebrate her. compiled some of the comments below:

Ernie Abbey said:

''Yes, congratulations to you my dear. This is just the beginning love. Super proud of you and all your accomplishments.''

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Eileen Goody Gans-lartey replied:

''Ernie Abbey Awww thanks very much, Auntie! God bless you.''

Maame Wirekowaa said:

''Congratulations dear, you are an inspiration to many.''

Ahiable Mawuko commented:

''This is a real success: Congrats, daughter of Africa.''

Nanabena Beyoun Bamfo Sampson said:

''Congratulations my Goody. This is just the beginning dear. More congratulation messages coming your way this year. I'm soo proud of you.''

Patrick Richard Okine commented:

''Congratulations. Eileen. Keep soaring high and shining.''

Matilda Nyantakyi Broni said:

''Congratulations, my dear. Very proud of you.''

Eileen Goody Gans-larte replied:

''Matilda Nyantakyi Broni thank you Mama.''

Amanda Gyan said:

''Well-done girl... More heights to attain.''

Ghanaian Mom of 3 Graduates with PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Ghana previously reported that a mother of three from Ghana, Wilhelmina Annie Mensah, has graduated with a doctorate in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Ghana.

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According to Wilhelmina, the past six years have been a great learning phase for her. And, her years of dedication and commitment to her goal have paid off.

She achieved her master's in Medical Biochemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana before heading to the University of Ghana to pursue her PhD.

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Undaunted by the mountain of difficulties and childhood inadequacies, he triumphed and made history as his family's first-generation attorney.

Recounting his story on his Instagram account, he recalls being told by his teachers that he should be in special education classes. His coaches also doubted his ability to remember a playbook as a child, he said.

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