In line with AGEA, INES-Ruhengeri received internees from Ghana, Gertrude Akosah a second year Geological Engineering student and Fechie Kabina David student in Environmental Science at the Kwame Nkurummah University of Science and Technology. Below is the stamen of Akosah.
Gertrude Akosah is my name. I am a second year Geological Engineering student at the Kwame Nkurummah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Under the African Germany Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) 2019, I was selected to have my internship at INES-Ruhengeri, Musanze Rwanda. Being a geological engineering student, it was quite an easy choice for me to opt for studies at the civil engineering laboratory since most of the programmes I study back in school are related to the field of civil.
For a whole week, I studied at the material testing laboratory where I learnt different interesting experiments in the field of civil engineering such as the atterberg test, sieve analysis test, dynamic cone tests, liquid limit test among others with the help of Ms. Knight and Mr. Fidele, the work was made interesting, easier and practical. Computations of the tests were later made and analysis as well as the practical applications were given.
A week after being in the material laboratory, the water quality laboratory was next. In the laboratory different experiments such as chemical oxygen demand test, titrations of different samples as well as preparation of laboratory indicators were done. Later that week, a lab report was written on one of the lab experiments performed and submitted. Mrs Euphrosine and Ms Claudine assisted us throughout our week of study in the water quality lab.
In terms of laboratory tools and equipment, I would say that INES-Ruhengeri is well furnished and on top.
The patience of the laboratory coordinators too is highly commendable. Even though my study was only two weeks, my internship in INES Ruhengeri is definitely one that I will never forget.
Thank you INES, Thank you AGEA .