The four contestants of the School of Business and Law (SBL) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Osei Andrews, Adam Mohammed Abideen, Amokao Owusu Prince and Danyuie Famous, on March 13, 2020, presented the trophy to the Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye, following their victory at the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC).
Presenting the trophy, the Dean of SBL, Dr.Awudu Sare, gave a brief narration of the team’s very dramatic experience to victory. He explained that, though UDS lost to University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the quarter-finals with 59 points, they still emerged, the losing school with the highest score. With that, they gained a second chance to participate in the competition.
With determination, UDS beat University of Education Winneba (UEW) with 65 points to secure a slot at the finals. Although a tough journey for University for Development Studies, the team managed to overcome their counterparts and claimed victory with 55.5 points beating the University of Cape Coast with 9 points claiming the trophy as the winners of TBSC 2020.
Welcoming the team, Prof Gabriel Ayum Teye congratulated the students and their lecturers for doing the university proud adding that, the School of Business and Law has marketed itself by the win. “SBL of UDS is the best among others”, Prof. Teye underscored.
The Vice-Chancellor encouraged the students to study hard and aim high up to masters and PhD levels. He commended highly, Dr Ibrahim Osman Adam and Dr Kannyiri Thadious Banyen, the two lectures at SBL who coached the team to victory.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Ing. Prof. Felix K. Abagale, reiterated that “a trophy is not an academic certificate” which is why it is important for the winners to study hard to attain good academic certificates.
Also present at the brief ceremony were the Deputy Registrar, Mr.George Debrie, Head of University Relations, Ms Sauda Belko, and the Assistant Registrar in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mr.Rashid Yakubu.