- Dr Rose-Mary Gyening is the first woman to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
- She makes history as the first-ever female to bag a doctorate from the Department of Computer Science at KNUST
- Dr Rose-Mary Gyening has celebrated her academic achievement in her post on Facebook
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 woman and mother admit 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.
Announcing her academic feat in a post on her Facebook page, Gyening disclosed that despite the challenges, she was determined to make her mark.
''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.''
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!''
Gyening acknowledged that Computer Science is largely a male-dominated field but women like her are changing the narrative, urging women who want to pursue STEM programmes to keep pushing.
''Computer Science is largely a male-dominated field but we are changing the narrative! So don't give up, push harder and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel,'' she said.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has uploaded another video to his Instagram page of Rachel dancing and since the last video not much has changed.
Siya tries his best to give her direction and it seems to be going well until Rachel's old habits kick in and Siya gives up in frustration.
He captioned the video with a question asking is she is ready for the streets of Durban:
"Easter special from Mrs @rachel_kolisi ! She’s ready for the streets in 031 don’t know what you guys think."
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