KAAF University Excels to the Next Stage of HR Focus Business Challenge 2019.
With the mission of producing well-rounded employable graduates capable of being catalysts for socio-economic development through affordable but quality cutting-edge academic and professional training in their chosen fields of study, KAAF University College one of Ghana’s top private universities is making great strides in the ongoing ‘HR Focus Business Challenge 2019’.
Joining the competition for the very first time was Team KAAF! Being a novice at this competition did not stop them from taking the 3rd position at the just ended preliminary stages of the competition.
Brainstorming Session for Team KAAF
The preliminary stages of the competition presented students from the various tertiary institutions with a real-life business case study. At the end of their presentations, KNUST and Pentecost University College came up 1st and 2nd respectively. They were keenly followed by KAAF University, who participating for the very first time pushed their Affiliate institution, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) alongside Ashesi University, UPSA, Wisconsin and All Nations University to the bottom taking the third position.
The five-month-long challenge will give university students the opportunity to have first-hand exposure in solving real-life business cases.
“Being part of this competition as a business student was an eye-opening and overwhelming experience. We are getting the chance of translating our acquired knowledge from lectures into a tangible experience on a bigger platform. We are optimistic at winning this challenge” – Nana Yaa Serwaa Bonsu of KAAF University shared her experience.
The winners are expected to receive, among others, cash prizes, internship opportunity at Standard Chartered Bank and development opportunities.
Speaking at the launch of the challenge, Mrs Millicent Clarke, the Regional Head of HR at Standard Chartered Bank Africa, urged the students to be ambitious in their chosen careers adding that, “if you want to play, you make sure you show up on the field of play and score.”
Dr Mrs Ellen Hagan, Founder and Director – L’AINE Services Ltd, publishers of HR Focus magazine, applauded the students for having made it through the preliminary stage and encouraged them to each give off their best.
The HR Focus Business Challenge seeks to unearth the entrepreneurial potential and create an avenue for shared learning among students. This year’s challenge is being partnered by the Standard Chartered Bank. The final case is geared towards the digital age due to the massive influence of technology in all aspect of lives and business growth.