Kwame Agyei worked with the Forestry Commission of Ghana for five years before deciding to develop his knowledge of environmental policy with a Master’s degree.
“I see my class as a mini United Nations. There are people from Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Gambia, Uganda and Australia, of course. At times we found there are similar challenges,and sometimes divergences, with other countries and what they’re experiencing.
“The program gives you the flexibility to explore what you want to learn,” he says, adding that his general skills of analysis have been greatly improved by the degree. “I’ve learnt from the very best,” he says. “Now I can email somebodywho is the best in their field, and ask for feedback. If I’m faced with any challenges, there are people who are more experienced and knowledgeable than I am who I can draw on for support.
“The lecturers are very down to earth, approachable and they quickly reply to emails and inquiries. They are comfortable to share their knowledge with you. It was a real eye-opener.”