MY DREAM-Azimath Adjassa
Azimath is a Telecommunications & ICT Engineer. I’ve never heard the word Telecommunication until a year after my Baccalaureate. I’ve been thinking of studying medicine since childhood, but my father was not willing to send me abroad to study medicine. I then wasted one whole year after my Baccalaureate. A new academic year started and still I have no idea what I will do. As usual, my parents had several counsellors, I met Mr.……., one of the good one I must say (owner of one of the oldest pharmacy shop in Cotonou, Benin).
He shared with me how he became a pharmacist and gave me the current situation (at 2004) of medical/pharmaceutical field in our country. For the first time, I came to understand the true state of the health sector in my country. After 48 hours of thinking, I made a decision on my career so I went back to see him. He asked me if I already know what I am going to study and my answer was YES. He said OK tell me, I asked him this question: in which field of study can I use Mathematics and Physics. His answer was Telecommunication.
He then advised me to travel to Senegal since there are good private and regional universities there. When I went back home I explained everything that transpired between us to my mum. She started shouting and said well, you are on the right path to lose one more year because she knew that I may not able to travel to Senegal. Then we made a call trying to find private school in Porto-Novo Benin. Then I found my way into school only in two hours after spending twelve months searching.
Today I am a Telecoms & ICT Engineer & Specialized Master in Telecommunication Management (of Ecole Superieure Multinationale des Telecommunications –Dakar) with over 5 years of international experience in the sector. Currently I serve as Head of frequencies spectrum management of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. My career dream is surely become CTO of MTN Nigeria.