Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense final October 21
FLASHBACK: Charles Benoni Okine (left), DeputyGraphic Business Editor, presenting the cheque to KNUST for emerging as winners of the 2022 Graphic Business Tertiary Sense Challenge in Accra. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense final October 21

The grand final of the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (Version 5.0) has been slated for, Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the studios of TV3 in Accra.


Defending champions, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) representing the northern zone will face off with two middle zone schools, namely University of Education Winneba which happens to be first-time finalist, and two-time winners, University of Cape Coast.

The three schools will battle it out in five rounds of the  two-hour intensive contest which will start at 10a.m. until 12 p.m.

With two students representing each school, the first round of the quiz will entail theoretical questions, while the second round of questions will deal with practicals and calculations.

In the third round, which is the problem of the day, the competitors will be tasked with solving a practical business problem  before answering questions on entrepreneurship.

The fourth round will comprise two sections; the first section will deal with students answering questions from to the Graphic Business newspaper while the second section will entail questions that can be answered with just, true or false.

In the fifth and final round, students will be made to answer riddles.

Mouthwatering rewards put together by organisers of the coveted contest, Graphic Communications Group Limited and its sponsors, will be presented to all the participating schools in the finals depending on their positions for the day.

These include cash rewards, laptops, tablets, internship opportunities, slots to undertake national service with sponsors and partners, insurance for participating students among other things.

Lead organiser

The Head of Events, Graphic Communications Group Limited, Kwabena Asante Berko, told the Daily Graphic that all was set for the grand final on Saturday.

“This competition prepares these students to bridge the skills gap with the companies in the market and acquaint them with what goes on in these business entities,” he noted.

He explained that the choice of TV3 for this year’s final was to ensure there was a charged atmosphere to make the competition more lively.

Contest background

The Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge is an initiative of the Graphic Business and  provides a platform for tertiary business schools in the country to showcase the quality of the education given to students.

By doing so, the paper aims to identify students with high business acumen who will engage their peers in meaningful business discussions and serve as role models and mentors to young business students.


The context is sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) which provides all the technical aspects of the competition, including the setting and marking of questions and vetting. The Chartered Institute of Management and Accountancy (CIMG) also provides some human support in the form of provision of judges and personnel.

Other sponsors include MTN Ghana, GLICO, Price WaterHouse Coopers (PWC) and COMPU Ghana.

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