The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has qualified for the National Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC) scheduled for August 2023 in Accra after emerging second in a grueling Northern Zonal preliminaries.
It is the second consecutive appearance of AAMUSTED in the national competition after its establishment on August 27, 2020, as Ghana’s premier Public TVET and Entrepreneurial Development Teacher Education University. The TBSC was organised jointly by the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) and the Institute of Chartered Account Ghana (ICAG) to promote idea generation for business start-ups in the country, among others.
Seven universities participated in the Northern Zonal qualifiers, and AAMUSTED needed to dig deep to knockout formidable sides like the University for Development Studies (UDS) at the quarter-final stage and the Christ Apostolic University College (CAUC) in the semi-final to make it to the zonal grand finale on July 21, 2023.
The grand finale involved the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who won the contest as host and defending zonal champions, AAMUSTED emerged second and the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), third.
The other competing universities were CAUC, fourth (4th); University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), fifth (5th); UDS, sixth (6th); and Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), seventh (7th).
Messrs. Desmond Yeboah, Lawson Narh, Bright Clement Twumasi, and Miss Zainab Mas-ud represented AAMUSTED at the Contest. Dr. Seyram Pearl Kumah, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accounting Studies of the University, coached the AAMUSTED team.
Also supporting in the training of the contestants were Messrs. Collins Owusu, Frederick Teye Nyarko, Emmanuel Kwasi Agyepong, Prince Abeka Oppong, and Stephen Kpoloro.
The Dean of the Faculty of Business Education (FBE) of AAMUSTED, Dr. Faisal Iddris, who was at the venue for the contest to boost the morale of his charges, highly commended the AAMUSTED representatives for the spiritedness with which they participated in the contest.
He said the FBE would consider various ways of preparations, including residential camping for the contestants to be ready for the national contest. He said AAMUSTED would seek to improve the semi-final stage it reached last year in the National Contest. He, therefore, called on AAMUSTED to rally together and support the team to victory in the national contest.