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Edmond M.

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Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Edmond Marfo a third year student at the University of Ghana. My love for health biology is something that has been with me for as long as I can remember. This informed my decision to take general science as a programme in high school which I successfully completed in 2014. My plan to continue my studies right after high school was however stalled due to my family’s finances. The income of my mother’s trade could barely sustain us so topping it with undergraduate education in Ghana’s premiere university was impossible then. As a result, I took three gap years to work and gather some money for undergraduate studies. In (July) 2017, I received an admission offer from the University of Ghana to pursue Medical Laboratory Sciences, a programme I really loved. Although I had received good news, I could only wonder how my family could foot the tuition fees for the four-year programme, cater for accommodation and money for upkeep.
I started my tertiary education in September 2017. The first fees were catered for by the savings I had and some loans my family obtained. The first semester was really tough as I struggled to settle subsequent bills and this made me anxious and affected my academics. So, when I saw the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship advertisement and applied, I was elated when I got accepted. I now get to enjoy a comprehensive scholarship for my university education. This has lessened my burden and afforded me the chance to expend my energy on achieving my goals.
Growing up in an area riddled with infections and other diseases where several of these conditions go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to high patronage of unlicensed herbalists, I saw first-hand the essence of modern laboratory logistics and techniques in quality healthcare delivery. With proper training in medical laboratory sciences, the diagnosis of infections becomes possible and this improves our chances in the fight against diseases. This is why I opted to pursue Medical Laboratory Science as a pivotal point in my career. This academic training coupled with the workshops and meetings by EPI that target professional development is the very foundation of my career path and will no doubt make me an excellent scientist.
After undergraduate studies, I plan on pursuing a master’s degree in molecular genetics. I will explore both local and international opportunities for postgraduate studies after graduation. As a developing country, Ghana is poorly represented in the arena of molecular genetics. With world class training, I will add up to the existing human resource to bolster our strength in combating diseases. I have also developed interest in science communication. I strongly believe science is our best shot at fighting the myriad problems humanity faces. I will harness social media platforms to educate people on matters of science especially on health-related issues.
All these would not have been probable had it not been for the generosity and vision of EPI. The assistance from EPI is going a long way to make my dreams and aspirations materialise. I am grateful to EPI without whom my hopes and dreams would have been far behind. I am glad I am part of this great family.

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Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Edmond Marfo a second year student of the University of Ghana, Legon. I am offering Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme.
I have been impacted in so many ways by EPI scholarship scheme but the foremost amongst them is the financial benefits that I am receiving. My father is currently unemployed and the proceeds from my mother’s petty business is just enough for our upkeep. I used to worry about where my school fees would come from and it tormented me on daily basis throughout my first year in school. The times that were occupied with worries became free after I was awarded the scholarship. I could now learn and engage in fruitful activities. Thanks to EPI, I have an assured security of completing school.
Also, EPI affords me the kind of support system that is generally not found in a school setting. Our campus shepherd, Aunty Eunice, serves as a mother figure for everyone, her office door is always opened and she’s always ready to listen and offer advice as needed.
Furthermore, our monthly meetings have given me the chance to bond with other beneficiaries of EPI family, also extra-curricular activities like teachings on social kills that employers look out for, how to manage time as a student, and how to prepare oneself for the business world has afforded me the opportunity to be a better and well informed person both for my education and also for the corporate world. And this is something I hold in my heart with so much value.
I grew up with so much fascination for medical science and this has informed what I want to become someday. I want to be a Molecular Biologist in future. Having the opportunity to impact my society and country through research I will conduct on human genes and how to use them to solve human problems is what I decide to do in the future.
To EPI sponsors and staff who have selflessly committed themselves to see me through my education and help me make it in life, I say thank you. The best appreciation I can really show is to commit myself to studies and become what I want to be.

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