30 May 2016
From Ghana to Siberia for Oil and Gas Studies
Gayamfi Yeboah-Ebenezer came to Tomsk from a small town in Ghana. Here he studies the Russian language at the Preparatory courses of Tomsk Polytechnic University and is preparing for a postgraduate program at the University. He said why he wants to pursue oil and gas studies, what “fufu” is and why graduates in Ghana must work one year after college graduation.
“My family lives in a small town Nsoatre. I have got Bachelor's degree on oil and gas studies at the University of Ghana and decided for myself to continue my education in this field. But in Ghana all university graduates have to work as a teacher at school at least one year. So first I worked at a high school and taught computer science and mathematics,”- said the student.
The young man decided to continue education in Russia and chose Tomsk Polytechnic University.
“In Siberia, mineral extraction is highly developed, and it seems logical to study here. I chose the University on information in the Web and drew attention to the high position of TPU in world university rankngs,”- said Ebenezer.
On completion the graduate program in Tomsk he plans to return home to work in their specialty, and hopes in the future to become a teacher at a university.
“In Ghana, the oil industry is just beginning to develop, but there are a few teachers to educate qualified personnel,- the student said. - Therefore, in the future I would like to become a teacher a university.”
Gayamfi Yeboah-Ebenezer, said that while he was not able to travel across Russia, and he was only in Tomsk and Moscow, but would like to go to St. Petersburg and Baikal. He likes Tomsk because of friendly inhabitants and the abundance of greenery in the streets. But the young man admitted that he missed cocoa what Ghana is famous for and a traditional dish “fufu”.
“In Ghana, we really prefer coffee and cocoa to tea - we have the world's most delicious cocoa. Of course, there is no such. But in Russia, I really liked the soup “borshch” and pies with different fillings. At home, I especially love the “fufu” - it is such a paste, porridge of manioc (a root vegetable - Ed.),” - told the student.
The information was taken from the website http://tpu.ru/en/news-events/840/