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Samende Cephas

Zambia, 2016

Samende Cephas
  • Current Place of Residence: Lusaka, Zambia

  • University: The University of Zambia

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cephas completed his BEng summa cum laude in 2014 having majored in Electrical Machines and Power Engineering and is currently working as a Staff Development Fellow at the University of Zambia. Cephas was the best student from second to the final year and received several awards for his top academic performance. He received the Bharti Airtel Zambia award for the best graduating student in the school of engineering.During his holidays, he has been involved in mentoring young high school pupils on academic and social issues. In his spare time he enjoys running, playing football and making friends. He has also sought practical experience in his field, including his employment at Rural Electrification Authority, where he supervised the construction of medium voltage grid extension infrastructure and solar projects in rural areas of Zambia. He would like to do research on sustainable energy technologies. At Oxford, he intends to read a DPhil in Engineering Science.