The second stage of the HR Focus Business Challenge took place at the Standard Chartered Bank Head Office on the 30th of June, 2019.
This stage featured eight competing schools; the University of Professional Studies, Accra; University of Ghana Business School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, All Nations University, Ashesi University, Pentecost University, Wisconsin University and KAAF University.
The presentation evaluation process was handled by the panel consisting of Mr. Edward Osafo, Senior HR Business Partner; Mr. Yaw wordih, Digital Product Manager; Mr. Kwame Amoako, Head of Alliances of SCB, and Mr. John Appiah CEO of A-League consult.
The various participant schools took turns presenting their business cases over a period of 30 minutes each. Thereafter, the panel of judges scrutinize their work and scored them on the basis of Originality and Creativity, Organisation, Delivery, Knowledge of Material and Neatness.
This is a testament of HR Focus Business Challenge’s vision which seeks to bridge the gap between academia and the world of work to unearth the entrepreneurial strength of tertiary students while encouraging them to think outside the box.
All qualified participants will receive slots for National Service from Standard Chartered Bank as part of the packages for qualifying to the next stage of the competition.
The next stage is scheduled for August, as the participants will be further shortlisted to three for the grand finale.
At the end of the competition, Wisconsin University, Pentecost University and Ashesi University were eliminated, leaving KAAF University, UPSA, UGBS, KNUST and ANU to qualify to the next stage.