fbpx

Tertiary Business Sense Challenge: 4 schools from Northern Zone qualify for semis

BY: Graphic Business

FOUR schools have qualified for the semi-finals of Version 4.0 of the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge.

They are the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Akenten Appia-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDDUBIDS) and the Tamale Technical University (TATU).

The schools will be in Accra to compete with their counterparts from the other zones, Southern West and Southern East which contests also begins this week.

An initiative of the Graphic Business, in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), the TBSC took off to a blistering start last Sunday in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Tagged as the Northern Zone Contest, it is to cater for tertiary business schools in the northern regions and that of Ashanti combined.

Before the contest, there was a ballot after which six schools were paired.

The first contest for the day saw the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) being paired with Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC). Unfortunately, however, GBUC failed to show up, giving KNUST the upper hand to proceed to the next stage (semi finals) of the competition.

The second contest for the day was between SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDDUBIDS) and Akenten Appia-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), which was making its debut appearance. In the end, SDDUBIDS stunned its competitor to qualify to the next stage of the competition.

Tamale Technical University (TATU) and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) were paired for the last contest for the day. Again, KsTU could not show up for the contest, created room for TATU to progress to the semi finals.

The contest

By 8am, the various contestants and representatives from their schools had gathered at the GNAT Hall, Amakom in Kumasi, to cheer on their fellow mates to give of their best.

Some of the students, who were engaged by the paper, expressed gratitude to the Graphic Business for organising what they described as an insightful event.

They said the formula adopted this year was best because it gave opportunity to more students to avail themselves to cheer on their fellow mates, who were contesting, to make their school proud.

Theme

The Version Four of the TBSC is on the theme: The Role of Business Students in Shaping National Economic Discourse”.

The event, which has grown to become of the most sought-after competition among tertiary business schools in the country, is meant to engender a healthy competition between the various tertiary business schools across the country.

It is also meant to enable students to keep abreast of the developments within the business industry and the economy as a whole, so they can make informed decisions in the near future.

Sponsors

The TBSC Version 4 is being sponsored by MTN Ghana, CompuGhana, Accra Brewery Limited, PwC, Goil Ghana, McVities and Glico Life.

Technical support for the competition is being provided by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIMA with media support from Daily Graphic, GraphicOnline, TV3, Connect FM.