For the second time in three years, the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has emerged winner of the MTN Pulse- HR Focus Business Challenge held in Accra, beating eight other universities to annex the coveted trophy.
The win at this year’s edition has entrenched the university’s position as the finest in the competition owing to its unrivaled performances over the past few years.
The team came top of their group, which had Wisconsin International University College and Accra Institute of Technology (AIT); before going on to defeat University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the Grande finale to clinch the ultimate.
Presenting the glittering trophy to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies, Fidelis Quansah said the feat chalked by the students was a clear attestation of the professional values that was imbibed into the students.
The Head of the Business Administration Department, Dr Emmanuel Selase Asamoah, added that the team after winning the maiden edition in 2016 and losing out narrowly at the finals last year, decided to double their efforts this time around.
He, therefore, commended the contestants for showing such resilience when the going got tough at the competition.
“The team have a done good job and should be proud of themselves. They have managed to silence our noisy neighbours; and this goes a long way to prove that UPSA is the best among the best,” he said.
Dr. Asamoah also expressed appreciations to the team coach, Babara Tetteh and the Dean of Students, Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies as well as the Association of Business Administration Students (ABAS) for their diverse support and contributions towards the achievement of this feat.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey in his response congratulated the contestants saying “you have made UPSA proud, you have made your families proud, and above all, you have made yourselves proud.”
He says he was personally overjoyed and proud because the accomplishment by the students shows the kind of impact the institution has made on them over their four-year of study and urged them not to rest on their oars.
“I know this is just the beginning and this should spur you on for greater things to come. The way to the top can sometimes be muddy and it takes hard work, perseverance, and God to get to the top,” he advised.
The gallant contestants who represented the school were Victor Sefadzie Kemeh, Bismark Kudoafor Amefianu, Kelvin Quartey, Peggy Amene Yaboah and Clara Asempapa.
The rest includes Emmanuel Entwi Frimpong, Thomas Nii Hammond and Kevin Kobby Wilson.
The MTN Pulse – HR Focus Business Challenge is a career development and open-knowledge competition organized yearly by MTN, L’aine Services Limited and Focus Digital for tertiary institutions to prove their academic and pragmatic skills in a given series of task.
The competition which began three years ago has seen UPSA picking both the 2016 and 2018 laurels and placing second in the 2017 edition.