The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held an enlightening public lecture showcasing the multifaceted realm of statistics and its profound impact on diverse fields. The event, held at the Aboagye Menyeh Auditorium of the College of Science, attracted a diverse audience, including students, faculty members, and distinguished guests, all eager to delve into the world of statistical sciences.
The public lecture commenced with a warm and inspiring welcome address by the esteemed Prof. Nana Kena. His words set the stage for an evening of intellectual exploration and discovery. The first speaker, Miss Wilhelmina Adoma Pels, captivated the audience with her insightful discourse on the process of selecting research areas for the final year thesis.
Miss Pels emphasized that students must make thoughtful choices when selecting two research areas – their first choice and their second choice. She stressed the significance of self-reflection, encouraging students to look within themselves to identify their true passions and interests. This self-awareness, she highlighted, would lead to meaningful and fulfilling research pursuits, thus enhancing the overall quality of the final-year thesis projects.