Three tertiary institutions are set to compete in the grand final of Version Five (Version 5) of the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge, taking place at TV3 studios in Accra. The participating schools include the defending champions, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) representing the northern zone, University of Education Winneba, a first-time finalist, and University of Cape Coast, a two-time winner from the middle zone.
The competition will involve five rounds of a two-hour intensive practical session starting at 10 a.m. The first round will consist of theoretical questions, while the second round will involve practicals and calculations. In the third round, contestants will solve a practical business problem and answer entrepreneurship-related questions. The fourth round will feature questions related to the Graphic Business newspaper and true or false questions. The final fifth round will challenge students with riddles.
Organizers, Graphic Communications Group Limited, and sponsors have prepared substantial rewards for the participating schools, including cash prizes, laptops, tablets, internship opportunities, national service slots, insurance coverage for students, and more.
Kwabena Asante Berko, the Head of Events at Graphic Communications Group Limited, emphasized the importance of the competition in bridging the skills gap and preparing students for the business world. This year’s final, held at TV3, aims to create an engaging atmosphere for the competition.
The Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge is an initiative by the Graphic Business, a brand of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, providing a platform for tertiary business schools to showcase the quality of education they offer and to identify students with high business acumen.
This fifth edition of the competition, known as the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge 5.0, attracted the highest number of participating schools in its history.
The quiz is conducted in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, which handles the technical aspects of the competition, and the Chartered Institute of Management and Accountancy, which provides judges and personnel. Sponsors include MTN Ghana, GLICO, Price WaterHouse Coopers (PWC), and COMPU Ghana.