Dreams To See A New Africa Where There Is A Shift in Data Preservation and its Analysis
Seth Adarkwah Yiadom was born and bred in Kumasi, Ghana. Seth is one of the determined and motivated African youths who believe in using statistical research to make society a better place to live in.
He had his basic education in one of the remote areas in Kumasi-Ghana in 2009. Due to his hard work, he gained admission into one of the top high schools in Kumasi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana (2013-2017), and in 2017 he was awarded the overall best male Statistics student for the Provost Excellence award.
He served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, KNUST (September 2017-September 2018). From October 2018 to June 2019, he studied for a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Cameroon. He was an exceptionally talented student and was the top student in all his statistics courses.
While at AIMS, Seth assessed students’ attitude to reading (PIRLS 2011) and showed that positive attitudes to reading, reading difficulty and frequency of reading emerged as the three principal factors relating students’ responses to their attitudes to reading. Moreover, good home learning environment and familiarity with computer, and bad experience in school as well as happy to be in school emerged as principal factors under the home and parental background, and school variables respectively.
Seth describes his experience at AIMS as second to none, in that AIMS has improved his communication and programming skills as well as exposing him to a lot of opportunities in life. In 2019, he enrolled as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, pursuing MS. Statistics at Northern Arizona University, USA. He is currently Biostatistics PhD Student at The Ohio State University, USA.
His aspiration in life is to become a worldwide known Statistician and researcher who can contribute in bridging the gap between academia and society through his research work.