We are happy to introduce two new full-time faculty members who have joined the Ashesi team for our second year of instruction: Mr. Mohammed-Sani Abdulai and Dr. Sitsofe Enyonam Anku. Both are highly qualified instructors who have returned to Ghana after gaining advanced degrees and teaching experience abroad.
Mr. Abdulai is a native of northern Ghana and holds a Masters of Philosophy in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has joined Ashesi's team to set the foundation for Ashesi's computer science curriculum. Mr. Abdulai will be teaching Programming I in the first term and Programming II in the third term to Ashesi's sophomore class. He has over ten years of experience as an undergraduate computer science instructor and promises that his courses will give students opportunities to learn through the use of real-life cases from industry. Mr. Abdulai says he appreciates the diversity on Ashesi's campus and feels that there is a good atmosphere for learning.
Dr. Anku holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Mathematics Education from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Anku will be teaching Precalculus to Ashesi's freshman class during the first term of 2003 and Calculus in term two. Dr. Anku has recently returned to Ghana after spending six years as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Anku is quick to admit that he loves mathematics, and hopes to teach his students to appreciate math as he does. "When students see how math is applied and connected to real life and to other subject areas, then they begin to appreciate math." In his classes he will emphasize conceptual understanding and will teach students how math can be used in real life situations.