Three universities -Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana Business School, and University of Professional Studies Accra have progressed to the final stage of the MTN/ HR Focus Business Challenge 2018.
This year’s preliminaries were organised in three editions of two zones. On 16th April 2018, the Northern Zone which was made up of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Presbyterian University College, and Takoradi Technical University competed, with KNUST emerging as the winner.
The southern zone was made up of six schools and was further divided into two groups. On 20th April, Group A; UGBS, Accra Institute of Technology and All Nations University College competed against each other with UGBS emerging winner.
Group B competed in the afternoon and the schools were: UPSA, Wisconsin University College and the HR Focus Business Challenge Defending Champions – Pentecost University College. UPSA emerged as winners in Group B.
Participating schools were represented by five students each and were tasked with different cases for them to discuss and provide solutions to. The judging criteria included creativity, teamwork, feasibility, innovation, and presentation.
All participating schools were given souvenirs from MTN Ghana.
There were three sets of judges for the MTN/HR Focus Business Challenge. The panel of judges comprised industry experts and professionals such as Mr. John Armah- CEO of Orios Group, Madam Joyce Awua – Senior Manager, HR Operations, MTN Ghana, Mr. David Mills – Snr. HR Officer, L’AINE Services, Mr. Jeremiah Buabeng – CEO of Buabeng Communications, Mrs Ruby Afua Golo – Founder & C.E.O of Global Trade Consult, and Mr. Samuel Agyeman Prempeh, Events and Media Officer, Focus Digital.
The finals of the MTN/HR Focus Business Challenge, which seeks to unearth the entrepreneurial potential of students and jobseekers, is slated for October as a facet of the annual HR Focus Conference, organized by the HR Focus Magazine.
The preliminaries of the MTN/HR Focus Business Challenge were organized at the LOC Events Centre at Adabraka in Accra and was sponsored by MTN Pulse, L’AINE Services, Business Television Africa, Kasapreko, and Radio Universe and powered by Focus Digital, the publishers of the HR Focus Magazine.
The HR Focus Business Challenge has set in motion the drive to make tertiary students proactive, business-driven, and savvy in problem solutions.