Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 8) student representatives of the Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU) will face off with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), at the Executive Theatre of TV3 Kanda, in an intellectual thriller that will mark the opening of the third edition of the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC).
The contest, which starts in the morning, will be followed by another showdown between All Nations University (ANU) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The audience will also witness the battle between the Tamale Technical University (TTU) and the Ghana Communications Technology University on the same day.
The students are expected to answer questions on all segments of business—from the economy through entrepreneurship to finance.
They will also be tested on stories and articles published in the Graphic Business, a weekly business and finance publication of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).
The three encounters will mark the beginning of this year’s TBSC, a quiz contest for tertiary schools initiated by the Graphic Business to help stimulate intellectual competition among students in the various tertiary schools nationwide.
As the country’s foremost economic and financial newspaper, it is optimistic that beyond providing contestants with the opportunity to display their intellectual prowess, which could earn their schools bragging rights, the challenge would serve as a fertile ground for nurturing students’ interest in business issues and entrepreneurship in general.
At the launch of the competition on June 1, the Assistant Editor of the Graphic Business, Mr Charles Benoni Okine, said the Graphic Business had always and would continue to be the agenda- setting business newspaper, covering stories from maritime, insurance, Aviation, SMEs, agriculture, banking, among other key areas within the economy.
He said the newspaper had, over the years, informed policy makers, academia and businesses with top-notch business news and analysis on topical economic matters of national importance to shape policy.
Mr Okine noted that the GCGL decided to come up with the TBSC in a bid to help students to keep abreast of issues on the economy and the activities of the private sector.
After the opening contests on Tuesday, the competition will continue with the Accra Technical University taking on Radford University, the Central University locking horns with the Ho Technical University, and the Accra Institute of Technology meeting the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The African University College of Communications (AUCC) will also face off with the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), the Kumasi Technical University will battle it out with the Wisconsin International University, while the University of Ghana Business School will also face the Ghana Baptist University.
The last contest will be between the University of Education, Winneba and the Cape Coast Technical University.
The defending champions, the S.D. Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies will be on standby.
The third edition of the business challenge will be sponsored by Twellium, GLICO Life Insurance, MTN Ghana, Compu Ghana and PwC.
Others are the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG), the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).