After battling the preliminary, knockout and semifinal stages, three schools: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KAAF University, and All Nations University, made it to the final stage of the HR Focus Business Challenge 2019.
HR Focus in partnership with SC Mobile organized the 2019 HR Focus Business Challenge for a total of eight schools: KAAF University, Pentecost University, All Nations University College, Ashesi University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST), Wisconsin University College, University of Professional Studies (UPSA), and University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
The competition was organized with the objective of equipping students with the necessary tools for career advancement, while unearthing their entrepreneurial potential. At each stage, the teams were assessed on how well they were practically executing a business case study to achieve strategically set goals, as a business is expected to.
The grand finale of the HR Focus Business Challenge was held at the LOC (L’AINE Office Complex) Events Center, Adabraka on the Kojo-Thompson road and was sponsored by MTN Ghana and L’AINE Services. The judging criteria included case study execution, social media content creation, creativity, innovation, among others.
The panel of judges comprised Mr. Yao Wordih, Digital Product Manager, Standard Chartered Bank; Mr. Kofy Hagan, Executive Director, HR Focus and Mr. Guido Sopiimeh, Snr. Manager Commercial Planning & Pricing, MTN Ghana.
For winning first place, All Nations University received the following as their prize package: 10,000ghc cash price for the team, one turbo net MTN device for the department, spa treatment for winning team members and coach, MTN paraphernalia for team members, and an award Plaque.
For placing second, KNUST received the following as their prize package: 3000ghc cash price for the team, one turbo net MTN device for the department, MTN paraphernalia, and for team members.
For coming in third place, KAAF University Received the following as their prize package: 2,000ghc cash price for the team, one turbo net MTN device for the department, and MTN paraphernalia for team members.
All representatives of the various schools were presented with internship and national service opportunities at Standard Chartered Bank, for participating in the The HR Focus Business Challenge competition.