Four students of the University of Ghana made history last Friday, when they won the maiden edition of the Global Business Challenge competition, organised by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
The students are Evans Adu, team leader; Jesse Owusu-Bempah; NanaAdu Akyeamfo and Sheldon Ambaah.
They would therefore represent Ghana at the Global Business Challenge finals slated for July 23 and 24, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
They scored 80 points to beat the Ashesi University lads who scored 77.8 points, with University of Cape Coast scoring 77.6 points, to place third.
The Zenith University College, the University of Development Studies, the Institute of Professional Studies and the University of Ghana Business School, also participated.
The event is an international business management competition which endeavours to bring out the next generation of business leaders, through creating real life scenarios and presenting innovative solutions to them.
The chief judge of the competition, Prof. John Aheto, commended the participants for their performance and urged them to use the competition as a learning process, in order to improve upon future competitions.
“We are very impressed and appreciative of your performance, use it as a learning process, as it would now be held annually,” he urged them.
Prof Aheto entreated the winners to straighten their rough edges before embarking on the next competition since “it is going to be international, with over 3,500 students participating”.
The country manager of CIMA, Paul Aninakwah, was very happy with the standards unearth by the competition, and commended Legon for winning, to represent the country.
“It is a great achievement, winning the maiden edition, it is our prayer that the team prepares well to win the international trophy too,” he exhorted them.
The winners received GH¢2,000 while the second had GH¢1,500 and the third GH¢1,000. The others received consolation prizes of GH¢750 each.