Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Purgren Ventures, Mr Felix Siaw-Yeboah advised students not to treat challenges as obstacles but rather, as a learning stage in one’s life. He said this during a Mentorship Session held as part of the National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival. The session came off at the New N Block at the University of Ghana, Legon, on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Mr Felix Siaw-Yeboah, who is also a Software Developer, mentioned that Information Technology (IT) has progressed in making certain procedures paperless in in the economy.
During the Session, he encouraged the students to take on the study of IT, and to apply it in all fields of work. He went on to say that the grades awarded in schools are not as important as the skills attained during employment. He then revealed to the students that being a Software Developer required one to think critically, and to be able to solve problems.
He ended the Session by encouraging the students to reposition their mind sets and make IT part of their career selection, as the future is IT and Digital.
The Mentorship Sessions are career-guidance sessions held each day during the production of the Regional and National Competitions of the National Science & Maths Quiz. It affords the students the opportunity to meet seasoned professionals in the fields of Science and Technology, and to be mentored by these persons. The purpose of these sessions are to provide an opportunity for the students to have a personal interaction with some prominent individuals in the field of Science and Technology, as well as to give students insight into diverse careers and opportunities to which a background in Science and Technology grants access.
These sessions, together with the Sci-Tech Fair, Picnic and Tours make up the National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival.
The 2019 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service with support from GOIL, GCB Bank, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Academic City College, Anansi Travels, Kenya Airways, Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital & Fertility Centre, Accra College of Medicine, Vimto, Aachen University, Entervarsity, Adesua.store, GTP, Hawtie Makeup, Chikas Beads and Pink Pearl. Media partners are Joy News, Joy FM and YFM.