Wisconsin students Ifeoma Sylvia Egwuoba and Mark Kofi Anane have been selected to represent the institution at The Royal Banking & Finance Challenge organised by The Royal Bank and Edufair. Sixteen universities will compete in the Challenge, which starts on 28th March, 2017.
Business Finance lecturer Mr Zubeiru Salifu, who is putting Wisconsin’s team through its paces in preparation for the competition, said: “I’m excited to be a mentor to these students. This Challenge will give our students composure and boost their confidence to enter the world of work. I’m confident in the abilities of my students to perform well. I can’t wait!”
The four-day event will see universities divided four groups, with each group consisting of four universities in the first round.
The universities will answer questions in turn within a given time. The top two scorers will move on to the next round and the bottom two will be eliminated.
The Challenge also includes a capacity-building exercise in preparation towards a field task, which will help remaining teams build points towards the final round.
The Royal Banking and Finance Challenge was launched on 28th February, 2017 by the Minister of Business Development, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, and Mr Osei Asafo-Adjei, the Managing Director of The Royal Bank.
Mr Asafo-Adjei said the Challenge was aimed at bridging the gap between ‘textbook and fieldwork’.
Ms Ewura-Esi Enyimayew, the Executive Director of Edufair Ghana Foundation, said the platform would encourage Ghanaian universities to modify their Banking and Finance curricula to meet the expectations of industry.
Winners will walk away with internship opportunities, laptops, investment packages, certificates and a trophy.
Participating universities are University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, Central University College and Lancaster University, Ghana.
Others are Ashesi University, Radford University College, Islamic University College, University of Professional Studies, Ghana Institute of Public Administration, Zenith College, Valley View University, Ghana Technology University College, University of Development Studies and University of Education, Winneba.