*Born the central region of Ghana • Studies Bachelor of Science in Administration with a major in Administration accounting • Lives in Greater Accra region of Ghana • Occupation Student and AIMS Girls in Mathematical Sciences program alumnus*

This is how my mathematics journey began. Back in elementary school, I did not like mathematics. It was a subject I never wanted to learn or have anything to do with. It even got worse in the Junior High School level. My mathematics teacher used to be so boring and this made the subject not so interesting to learn. I graduated with a grade 3 in my final examination at the Junior High School level, Nevertheless, I was good at the rest of the subjects especially science.

Back in elementary school, I did not like mathematics. It was a subject I never wanted to learn or have anything to do with.

I started enjoying mathematics in the senior High School. This took place when I started to practice mathematics every day. During my senior High School days, I studied general arts having my electives as elective mathematics, economics, government and geography. Knowing very well my weakness in mathematics from Junior High school, I still chose mathematics as an elective course. Choosing this made me decide to take mathematics seriously. I started to study it.

Choosing [mathematics] made me decide to take mathematics seriously. I started to study it.

After our mid-semester exams for the first semester in our first year, I had good marks in elective mathematics. I had 34 out of 40. I was so happy. Our madam made the class clapp for me and that really motivated me. It made me realize that I have the potential to become an excellent student of mathematics.

Since then, I have been very good at mathematics and even teach others. I have had scholarships due to mathematics. Mathematics is indeed taking me far. I got admission into the university because I had a good grade in mathematics and I’m offering a mathematics related course.

I therefore encourage young girls that mathematics is not a course which is not beyond their reach. They can do it!

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