The University for Development Studies (UDS) has emerged as winners of the second edition of the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC) after the grand finale between the University of Cape Coast (UCC), who were winners of the maiden edition of the competition.
The contest started with nineteen tertiary institutions in the second edition of the Inter-Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC). The contest took place inside TV3 Executive Theatre at Kanda in Accra.
Nineteen participating schools registered for this year’s competition and they include, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), All Nations University College, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi Technical University (KTU) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The rest are the University for Development Studies (UDS), Bluecrest University College, Wisconsin University College (WUC), Radford University (RU), Methodist University College (MUC), Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), African University College of Communications (AUCC), Central University College (CUC), Accra Technical University (ATU) and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
Four public tertiary institutions progressed to the semi-final stage of the second edition of the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC).
📌 The University of Education, Winneba (UEW),
📌 University for Development Studies (UDS),
📌 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),
📌 University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The University for Development Studies (UDS) was nearly out of the contest when they met University of Cape Coast (UCC), but had the opportunity to come back into the contest after becoming the losing school with the highest score.
The losing school’s points;
📌 UDS 59 points
📌 UPSA 28 points
📌 UG 55.5 points
At the end of the semi-final contest
📌 UDS 65 vrs UEW 53
📌 KNUST 55.5 vrs UCC 66
UDS and UCC qualified to the final stage of the contest.
The final stage of the contest.
While the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is poised to defend its title it won in the maiden edition last year, the University for Development Studies (UDS) is also determined to unseat the Cape Coast lads to claim the bragging rights and UDS was able to claim the title from UCC.
Right from the start of the contest, the defending champions exhibited their dominance, proving that they were ready to maintain and defend their title.
UDS was slow in the beginning but made it through by answering correctly to the round 5 questions that contain riddles;
Finally, UDS beats the defending champions UCC with 9 points gap and emerging the winners of the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge 2nd edition (2020).
THE JOURNEY OF UCC AND UDS
The UCC journey
The defending champions, UCC made their maiden appearance in the contest at the final stage two contest for the quarter-finals competing against the KTU. UCC managed to book their slot to the quarter-finals with 66 points while KTU managed to score 25 points.
After securing their place in the quarter-finals, they had the chance to meet the UDS and went ahead to beat them to progress to the semi-finals. At the end of the contest, UCC scored 72.33 points while UDS pulled 59 points.
The first semi-final contest of the day was between the KNUST, and the UCC. In what turned out to be a heated clash, the KNUST could not realise its dream of making it to the final stage as it scored 55.5 points while UCC won the day with 66 points.
After booking their semi-final place, the UCC lived up to its reputation as the defending champions and managed to secure their place in the finals after beating the KNUST. Although it was not an easy contest, the UCC managed to beat the KNUST with 66 points and progressed to the finals of the TBSC.
A contestant from UCC.
The UDS journey
The students from the Upper West Region came into the competition with a dream to secure their position at the finals.
The journey, however, was not an easy one as they had to struggle their way through to make it to the finals of the contest.
The UDS was able to beat the GTUC in the stage two contest with 54 points to secure their place in the quarter-finals. GTUC exited the TBSC at this stage with 33 points.
After losing during the quarter-final contest against the UCC, the school had the opportunity to come back into the semi-finals after becoming the losing school with the highest score.
At the semi-finals, the UDS put up a spirited performance against the UEW and managed to beat them to secure their slot at the finals. At the end of the contest, UDS won by accruing 65 points while UEW ended the contest with 53 points booking their place to face the UCC at the finals.
Contestants from UDS Wa campus.
From left; Osei Andrews ( ACF L400), Danyuie Famous ( BEd Business Studies L400), Amoako Owusu Prince ( ACT L400), Adam Mohammed Abideen ( BCOM Accounting L300).
Smiles on the faces of UDS contestants.
The aim of the contest
The TBSC is an initiative of the Graphic Business aimed at developing the cognitive growth of business students to build successful business careers in the future.
It is being held on the theme: “ Developing Business Minds – The Hot Seat.”
The maiden edition, held last year, brought together students from tertiary business schools to test their knowledge in various aspects of business courses.
The University of Cape Coast emerged winner of the maiden edition.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) are providing the technical support for the contest.
The corporate sponsors include Accra Brewery Ltd (ABL), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Glico Life Insurance, Twellium Industrial Company Limited and CompuGhana.
The media partners are YFM and Media General, operators of TV3.
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