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Dr Rose-Mary Gyening: Ghanaian mom becomes 1st woman to earn PhD in Computer Science from KNUST

Dr Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening is the first woman to graduate with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The Ghanaian woman and mother admits that her journey to obtaining a doctorate in a science field was not easy especially because she had to combine her studies with raising her kids.
‘I am the first female to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, KNUST,” she said. She continued: ”For me, the most important [thing] is to hold the door for many ladies to pass through! There have been ups and downs. I have had to combine my studies (both master’s (abroad) and PhD with taking care of my children and managing my home.”

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Upon graduating, she has joined the ranks of women across the world who are pursuing programmes and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). ”Several women have done it and I have also been able to do it,” she added. Gyening credits her remarkable academic feat to God and her family who have been supportive throughout her journey ”Today, I graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from KNUST. It has not been easy but God has been faithful. I am very grateful to my family and loved ones for encouraging me to go this far. We made history together!” Read more

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