Meet GH4STEM 100 Top Teacher: JOSEPHINE EFUA KAKRA ENU, Berekum #GH4STEM

Josephine Efua Kakra Enu comes from Saltpond, but she attended primary school in Berekum and received her diploma in Education from OLA Training School before finally obtaining a degree in Education at the University of Education, Winneba. 

When she was younger, Josephine wanted to be an accountant, following in the footsteps of Mr Sekyi, who was her accounting teacher in senior high school. She admired him due to his appearance and his good teaching skills. Being an enterprising and pragmatic person, she does not like being idle and has even engaged in petty trading, before settling on teaching as a profession. She figured that this profession would allow her to make an impact on others, perhaps, recollecting the impact that Mr Sekyi had on her life in senior high school.

As of 2019, Josephine has been teaching for the past nine years and presently handles a combined class of 120 students. She loves teaching, especially the process of making learning real and interactive for her students. She explains that when her students understand what they have learned in class and are able to demonstrate their knowledge or skill, she is motivated and feels fulfilled as an educator. When her students approach her with questions about the things that challenge or baffle them, she feels that she is doing a good job in teaching because it shows her that they truly trust her guidance.

Regarding STEM, Josephine says that she has acquired methods of teaching that help her build her students’ interest in science. She works to keep abreast with current happening in STEM  education and improves her knowledge by consistent research. She finds the internet a very good resource, especially the videos on YouTube. 

Josephine was introduced to the JUNEOS challenge by the headmistress of Bess MA school. In choosing an experiment for the challenge, she interacted with her students and other teachers before finally making a choice. The interesting thing is that, prior to the JUNEOS programme, she could not conduct experiments in class with her students, as they did not have the required materials. However this has changed. Because of the support and equipment from JUNEOS, Josephine is now able to conduct experiments during lessons. This has made her teaching and learning sessions practical and interesting.

Josephine is grateful to the JUNEOS team for their assistance. She hopes that the JUNEOS initiative will help students to achieve much greater heights in STEM.

When she is not teaching or researching for STEM, she enjoys watching TV. Her favourite celebrity is Wendy Laryea, a newscaster on TV3. As expected, she also enjoys watching the National Maths & Science Quiz. 

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Article by Kofi Konadu Berko

Kofi Konadu Berko is passionate about education and youth development. He holds a B.A in Adult Education and Human Resource Studies from the University Of Ghana. His works have been  published in the historic Afroyoung Adult anthology titled Waterbirds On the Lakeshore, Adabraka: Stories From the Center Of the World, Tampered Press and the Kalahari Review. He blogs at obolokofi.wordpress.com 



62 comments on “Meet GH4STEM 100 Top Teacher: JOSEPHINE EFUA KAKRA ENU, Berekum #GH4STEM

  1. Nicholas Bempong Otchere

    Jnr, keep the fire burning. The sky is the limit. Don’t rest but keep on researching.

  2. Anthony Gyabaah-Damoah

    I know Josephine personally. Her passion for whatever she does is obvious, even at your first sight on her. She is a very committed teacher.
    She loves dancing, she forgot to add that!

  3. Nicholas Saddari

    Josephine has been a more motivated teacher to her students during her time in the teaching profession making her being admired and cherished by her students

  4. Collins Korang-Bonsu

    Indeed, Josephine Enu Kakra is a hardworking teacher. She is innovnative and very practical in teaching. Ghana needs more of her kind.

  5. JULIET TAABEA BOAMAH

    Indeed Josephine deserves more. She’s a real gem in academia. Sore higher sis.

  6. Amankonah Jeffery

    Madam Josephine was my science teacher from the year 2010-2012. She really inspired me with her appearance and the teaching as a profession as well. She made the teaching a lovely and admired profession of I have chosen to be a teacher. Because of her I developed love for science and further pursued that course at the SHS.

  7. Elizabeth Osei Kumi e

    Well done my daughter, keep it up and continue to make us proud. God richly bless you.

  8. ROSE ANARFIWAAH OPPONG

    Teachers sure impact. The accounting teacher did something in her life. Keep it up Joe

  9. Enu Juliana

    I admire her because she is an open-minded person who avails herself to new concept and ideas. An innovative and a disciplinarian who goes the extra mile to impact her learners positively. Truly, an excellent educator who works relentlessly to affect lives and a dynamic person in every area her service might be required.

  10. Owusu Emmanuel

    I know her to be a great friend & a committed teacher. I needn’t say more

    • Jonnie Randal Adjei

      Such a brilliant and dedicated teacher.
      Well done Madam Josephine!
      Keep soaring.

  11. Boabeng kumi Belinda

    She is a marvelous teacher,i wasn’t interested in science at the first place bt when I met her in class teaching dat subject,I developed an interest for it.keep it up

  12. Ishmael Besing

    Congratulations sister Josephine, keep it up, the sky is your limit, I’m proud of you

  13. Alfred Febiri Yeboah

    I personally know Madam Josephine Enu,she is enthusiastic,and hardworking in her teaching profession,one thing I know about her of which the article did not say is that she is also a sports woman. She is an expert in Volleyball of which she teaches students how to play. My dear Sr. Please keep up with the hard. We are proud of you.

  14. Yvonne Nana Yaa Ankomah

    I like your spirit of resilience. Keep on pushing to the top. You’re not ordinary. You’re extra!

  15. Ofori Darkwa

    My Sister is very innovative when it comes STEM. Congrats Kakra. Peter is proud of you. Keep it up. Berekum will never for you.

  16. Nana Kwame Yeboah

    Getting more of your kind in this field will help eradicate the habit of examination malpractices in the BECE due to the way you make learning easier for students.
    Greater heights!!

  17. Victor Kyereh-Yeboah

    She is such a great personality. May God bless her for her hard working ability . Go high madam.

  18. Adjoa Gyamea

    Her volley ball skills is marvellous and she is ever ready to teach anyone. She is very dedicated to her work and any duty she is assigned to. U are getting there sis. God bless u

    • Ansu kwakye

      Such a wonderful teacher, she never give up,always on the task, hardwirking And dedicated to the work.
      I wish her well.
      Go Enu

  19. addae emmanuel

    Words can’t explain how this woman teaches. She is the best science teacher in our generation. I remember when I was in school she bought me aki-ola science book. Her passion for the work teaching is extra- ordinary.
    God bless you Josephine
    God bless our mother

  20. Comfort Damoah Besseah

    Congratulations
    You are really setting the pace for your students in Science and Technology Education.
    Keep it up and may God return unto you all that you’ve lost in a multiple fold

    God bless you

  21. Fidelia Maame Serwaa Ankomah

    Josephine Enu, multi-talented young woman, very passionate and dedicated to everything she does. And I love your openness and readiness to always learn something new. This is what is definitely taking you far. Keep soaring Joe!

  22. Florence Linder

    She’s such an amazing personality, keep on the hard work and God willing bless ur effort. Ur pupils are proud of you

    • Florence Linder

      She’s such an amazing personality ,keep on the hard work and God will bless your effort. Your pupils are proud of you

  23. Akwandoh Philip

    May Almighty God reachly Bless you for your gratitude and benevolence you shown to me madam Joe. Because of your encouragement and support, you have let me to understand and know more about Science. Among all the subjects, science is my best subject

  24. Belinda Mwintumah

    Josephine is really a hard working teacher who is passionate about her job and really deserve the best

  25. Acheampong Samuel

    Am not surprised, because the twin sister is doing same here in Techiman, very passionate about her job. She deserves it. Thank you

  26. Ansu kwakye

    Hardworking And a dedicated teacher, hardworking And punctual.
    You are such an inspiration.
    Go forward Enu
    You are a winner

  27. Martin Asiedu Boateng

    Madam Joe’s passion for teaching is one of a kind,She always wants the best for her students. You just have to listen to her talk about her work and you will know her passion. I pray God gives you strength to continue your Good works.

  28. Asamoah Clement

    Scientific Approach in solving problem,Content Area mastered,pedagogical skills in teaching,healthy relationship with students including attending to feedbacks from students makes her an Undisputed born teacher.i pray she goes higher

  29. Antwiwaa Beatrice

    Thank you for teaching me a subject I thought I could never understand or be interested in. Thank you for making learning fun.

  30. Selina Agyekum

    Joe is one the genius persons that I know. She is very innovative, motivational and dynamic in so many ways especially if it’s about impacting knowledge. Soar higher and God bless you for your impact.

  31. Selina Agyekum

    Josephine is one a genius person that I know. She is very innovative, motivational and very resourceful especially if it’s about impacting knowledge.
    Soar higher girl and God bless you .

  32. Ankamah-Fordjour Ernest

    Very interesting personality. Both inside and out the classroom. Keep it up.

  33. Nana Ephya Antwiwaa

    Dear Madam, Thanks for making us what we are today. Am always proud to have u as my teacher you aa always the best

  34. Blaise Suglo

    Enu as I affectionately call her, is a hardworking young lady who is very enthusiastic and passionate about her work. With the little time I witnessed her teach her kids, I fell in love with the noble profession.

  35. Rhoda

    My best teacher Enu all the way. Your interventions are so timely. We are so proud of you

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