A Tale of Love and Academic Pursuits: Kwame and Mavis Ntim

In the bustling lecture halls of the University of Cape Coast, where aspirations were formed and dreams were nurtured, a chance encounter between two individuals would set the stage for a remarkable journey. Kwame Ntiamoah Ntim (N.K.NTIM) found himself captivated by a young lady who stood out from the crowd with her backpack. Intrigued, he struck up a conversation with her after class, and little did they know that this encounter would change their lives forever.

The young lady, Mavis Ababio Amponsah, possessed a certain charm that instantly drew Kwame’s attention. As they conversed, Kwame discovered that Mavis was a devoted Christian, an attribute he had longed to find in a partner. Being a ministry person himself, having completed Bible school before attending the university, Kwame believed that their shared faith would form a strong foundation for their relationship.

Both Kwame and Mavis were pursuing their undergraduate degrees in B.Ed. Social Science, specializing in Geography and Economics. While Kwame harbored aspirations of becoming a diplomat alongside his ministry work, Mavis aimed to become a renowned academician and counselor. Their shared dedication to their respective fields created a sense of harmony and mutual understanding between them.

Their relationship blossomed, and during Kwame’s visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Hall, where he was residing, he serendipitously encountered Mavis once again. Seizing the opportunity, Kwame took her number, and their connection grew deeper with each passing day. They decided to tie the knot during their first year of their MPhil program, a testament to their commitment and love for each other.

Studying together while pursuing different programs presented its own set of challenges. Undergraduate studies allowed them occasional moments to study together, but during their MPhil program, their research interests diverged. Furthermore, life threw additional hurdles their way. Mavis became pregnant, while Kwame had to travel to the United States for a few months. Yet, they pressed on, determined not to give up. They attributed their resilience to the grace of God, which sustained them throughout their academic journey.

Navigating the financial demands of studying as a couple required resourcefulness and support. With the assistance of their families and engaging in small business ventures, they managed to overcome these hurdles. Their unwavering trust in Jesus guided them, providing the strength to persevere.

Beyond their educational pursuits, Kwame and Mavis nurtured other passions. Kwame, a missionary, entrepreneur, and investor, authored a book titled “Mysteries of Music,” a testament to his creative spirit and love for music. Meanwhile, Mavis aspired to contribute significantly to academia and counseling, envisioning a future where her expertise would impact the lives of many.

Their story is one of perseverance, love, and shared dreams. They both had the opportunity to serve their alma mater during their National Service. Kwame worked as a Research and Administrative Assistant at the Office of International Relations, while Mavis served as an Administrative Assistant at the Institute of Education, Planning, and Administration. These experiences ultimately influenced their decision to pursue MPhil programs at the same institution.

As they embark on their journey as a married couple, Kwame and Mavis’s dreams remain steadfast. Mavis aspires to pursue her Ph.D., hoping to secure a scholarship in the near future. Meanwhile, Kwame seeks to work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration while continuing his active ministry work.