GRADUATE INTERVIEW: Dr. Edward Agyeman

INTERVIEW WITH A Mr. Edward AgyemanWARNBOROUGH COLLEGE IRELAND GRADUATE

EDWARD AGYEMAN, PHD PUBLIC AUDIT AND TAXATION

Fighting Corruption In Ghana: Evidence Of Political Will In Democratic And Military Eras

WCI: Why did you choose this career?

– I have been a Public Sector Auditor for over 30 years. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession.

WCI: What did you know about the program before you applied?

-I search on the internet and decided that this was the best programme for me.

WCI: Why did you choose to apply to our program?

-Because Warnborough was about the only College offering PhD by Publication online. The payment in terms was also reasonable.

WCI: In what ways have your previous experience prepared you for graduate study in our program?

-My previous experience as a Chartered Accountant and Auditor General of Ghana helped me in my studies.

WCI: How would your professors/mentors describe you?

-I am a hard working person and an excellent student .I can also be an obedient person despite my age and position.

WCI: How will you be able to make a contribution to this field now that you are a graduate?

-I will do further research. I will also welcome any visiting lecturer (professor) position on the subject. I believe that my over thirty years experience will help.

WCI: What are your hobbies?   What do you do in your spare time?

– I like to read and to watch football. I also like to watch drama and investigation movies on television.

WCI: Did you find difficult to study and work at the same time? How did you organise your time? What would you do differently? Why?

-Fortunately when I started the programme I was retired so I was able to devote more time to the study. I would have liked to do this programme at a much younger age. At my age it was sometimes difficult.

WCI: What are your career goals? How will this program help you achieve your goals?

-My career goal now is to be a visiting lecturer overseas and to share my experience with the developed world. I hope that I can get a College or a University to give me that opportunity.

WCI: What do you think about the experience with your mentor?

-My mentor was highly qualified, experienced and considerate. I found him to be at the top of his job. He was always willing to help. I will always be very grateful to him for that.