- 1 MY CURRICULUM VITAE
- 2 My Profile
MY CURRICULUM VITAE
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Name: Victoria Mensah (Ms)
Business: University of Education, Winneba, Department of Home Economics Education.
Residential Address: C/o P O Box KU 48, Winneba
Date & Place of Birth: 12th May 1967, Sekondi
Martial Status: Married
Employer: University of Education, Winneba
- 2003-MSc. Clothing Management, Heriot-WattUniversity,Herriot-Watt University, Scottish Boarders Campus,UK
- 199-B.Ed Home Economics. UEW, Winneba.
- 1998 Diploma in Home Economics Education. UEW, Winneba.
- 1992 3-Year Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ Holy Child Training College, Takoradi.
- 1988 GCE ‘A’ Level
- 1986 GCE ‘O’ Level
2003 to date: Lecturer
1999 to 2003: Teaching Assistant, Department of Home EconomicsEducation, UEW, Winneba
September 1999: Senior Superintendent, GES
September 1997: Superintendent, GES
1994:Teacher (Clothing & Textiles, Management in Living)Asankrangwa Secondary School, Asankrangwa.
1992-1993:Teacher, (Life & Vocational Skills, General Science, Mathematics), Ketan Methodist, Junior Secondary School,Sekondi
1988-1989:Account Clerk, Ghana Railway Corporation, Takoradi.
PARTICULARS OF EMPLOYMENT
1999 to date: University of Education, Winneba.
1992-1994: Ghana Education Service. W/R
1988-1989: Ghana Railway Corporation, Takoradi.
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
2007: Member, The Proposed Expanded Committee of CETDAR.
2007: Treasurer, Home Economics Research Association of Ghana. . 2007: Secretary, Clothing Production Unit Committee.
1993-1994: Welfare Secretary, Ketan Methodist Junior Secondary School, Sekondi.
1993-1994: Member, Disciplinary Committee, Ketan Methodist Junior Secondary School, Sekondi.
1991-1992: SRC Secretary, Holy Child Training College, Takoradi.
29th-31st Jan. 2008 Research Skills Workshop by Gender Mainstreaming Unit.
1st-3rd Nov. 2007 TALIF Follow Up Workshop on the use of Task Instruction Sheet. 5th-8th September 2007 Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria, 8th Annual Conference.
13th August 2007 Book writing workshop by President Special Initiative (PSI).
4th-7th July 2007 Home Economics Research Association of Ghana Inaugural Conference and launching
25th April 2007 Open and Distance Learning Workshop (I E DE).
26th Feb-2nd March 2007 Workshop on Basic Wiki editing skills for Teachers and Educators of Livelihood Courses.
5th-9th February 2007 Workshop for Writing of DBE and Post-Diploma in Basic Education Course Books by (I E D E).
10th-13th January 2007 TALIF Workshop on the Development of Task Instruction Sheet.
22nd-26th January 2007 Workshop on Advanced Wiki Editing skills for Teachers and Educators of Livelihood Courses
August 2000 Resource Person, Seminar on “The Youth at the Cross Roads” UEW, Winneba
June 2000 Resource Person, Seminar on “The Youth at the Cross Roads” UEW, Winneba.
April 2000 Participant, Crossroad Strategy for HIV/AIDS Workshop “The Youth at the Cross Roads”, Home Economics Department, UEW, Winneba.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
2003 – Date Member of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) 1992 – 1994 Member of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) 1994 – Date Member of Ghana Home Economics Association(GHEA)
Jan 2008 A Talk on Adolescent Dressing Behaviour for Church Service and Other Gatherings. (St. Paul Methodist Women’s Fellowship Winneba)
DETAILS OF RESEARCH
2008 The effects of Domestic violence on the basic School Child.
2003 Teaching of Pattern Cutting in Ghana
1999 Joint Project, Food Development and Evaluation using Local Food Stuff
1998 Developing recipes from selected wild fruits
WORK IN PROGRESS
- Catering Textbook 1 for Distance Learning and Open College System (PSI)(Joint Project), with the publisher.
- Catering Textbooks 2 & 3 for Distance Learning and Open College System (PSI)(Joint Project).
- The Need for Career Guidance for Selected Junior Secondary Schools in Winneba, with the publisher.
- Managing Family Clothing for Quality living. (Joint paper), with Editorial Board.
I am Vitoria Mensah, a lectururer at the home econmics department of the University of Education, Winneba. I lecture in Clothing and Textiles. I've been lecturing in this institution for about five years. I had my diploma and first degrees at the same institution that I am lecturing after which I pursued my Masters degree in Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles in Scotland, Edingburgh.
My research interest is on Clothing and Textiles:
- Fabric performance with regard to making of formal suit.
- Social psychology aspects of clothes and
- Pattern cutting.
My philosophy in life is "the sky is the limit". I always try to achieve whatever I want to achieve in life no matter the odds.I also like sharing whatever knowledge that I acquire with my students, colleagues and other people around. My second philosophy is "knowledge is like a Baobab tree, no one individual can embrace it"