UDS funds students’ innovative business ideas

Professor Teye (in ash dress) with some Awardees and judges

Three college students of the University for Advancement Students (UDS) have won this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Business Innovation Award qualifying them to obtain GHc15,000.00 every to put into practice their small business strategies.

The students/graduates, whose business tips slide in spots of agriculture manufacturing and nourishment, will be supported by the Business enterprise Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) of UDS to acquire their tips into viable enterprise ventures.

The Awardees are Mr Alhassan Abdul-Rashid Wumpini, a closing 12 months Progress Education Scientific tests student, Ms Tiku Chantal Atut, a graduate scholar at the Office of Agricultural Engineering, and Ms Charlotte Tiesaah, a biotechnology pupil, who graduated this year.

They pitched their small business strategies the place a panel of judges subjected them to an evaluation and picked them winners.

Five other pupils, who also pitched their organization suggestions but could not earn the Vice-Chancellor’s Business Innovation Award, would also be supported via incubation to establish their suggestions into feasible small business ventures.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Enterprise Innovation Award formed portion of the things to do of the BIIC of the UDS to develop an entrepreneurial attitude among the youth specially students of the UDS, and to bolster College private sector interactions.

This year’s function, which was the 2nd in the sequence of the annual function, was sponsored by the Administration of UDS, UDS Alumni, Agricultural Progress Financial institution, Yara Ghana, and Amaati Business Constrained.

Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, Vice-Chancellor of UDS, who spoke throughout the event in Tamale on Thursday, claimed the initiative was not only specific at solving the obstacle of graduate unemployment but also to produce a pool of capable alumni of the College to guidance the University with money among other means to operate its affairs.

Professor Teye appealed to the corporate planet and all perfectly-indicating people to assistance the University’s BIIC to implement its targets to guidance pupils of the University to build their entrepreneurial expertise to come to be business proprietors, career creators, and for that issue, employers.

Mr Hashim Attakurah Suleman, Managing Director of Bridgewave, a services management corporation, spoke about the troubles and possibilities that business people encountered, encouraging the Awardees and all students to have the tenacity of purpose and a sturdy mindset to do well in company.

Mr Suleman, who is also an alumnus of UDS, explained to them to be confident and courageous to sail via the issues emphasising that they should not be afraid of getting rid of but “Put in area steps to mitigate your hazards and be in a position to rise up even following adversities.”

Mr Wumpini, whose business enterprise strategy was organic and natural and common creation of greens to promote the wellbeing of buyers, was excited at the Award saying “In the next two-a few decades, we hope to be providing vegetables to inns and other organisations throughout the place.”

Maria Flores

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