The Team Three Group of the Wesley Girls Senior High School (SHS) has been crowned champions of the 2015 Business Cup Challenge (BCC).
The competition is an initiative of the Lancaster University, to give students the opportunity to solve problems through critical thinking skills.
The award winners received a laptop, a router, a trophy, a cash value of GHȼ 7,000 and a 30 per cent scholarship to the Lancaster University, for each member of the team.
The first runner up had a laptop, a modem, a trophy, a cash value of GHȼ 5,000 and a 30 per cent scholarship; whereas as the second runner up grabbed a laptop, a cash prize of GHȼ 3,000 and a 10 per cent scholarship.
Among the final 10 teams who participated in the competition were Roman Ridge, Faith Montessori School, Wesley Girls SHS, and Adisadel College,
Professor John Grainger, Provost of Lancaster University Ghana, speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra over the weekend during the competition; described the programme as a challenge set by the University in terms of what is happening in the world; to allow students research and make their presentations to the public, at the grand finale.
He explained that participants were labeled in teams of four, representing the various schools and were tasked to present answers to a case study on a particular issue or problem. The 2015 edition was focused on Environment.
Prof Grainger said it involved critical thinking skills, and most of the research work could not be found on the internet.
Professor Grainger said the Lancaster University believed that students of today must think deeper about the problems the world faced, adding that, he was impressed with some excellent presentations made by the teams.
The competition began in 2013 with six teams; it further shot up to 70 teams in 2014, and registered 175 teams in 2015.
Aside the scholarship to join Lancaster University, students are exposed to public presentation, and as well given the platform to exhibit their God given talents.
As part of the award ceremony Miss Eyram Agbeshie of Wesley Girls SHS, and Master Philip Boateng of the Adisadel College were adjudged Best Female Presenter and Best Male Presenter, respectively.
The Best New School went to Tema Senior High School, while Peculiar International School was named Most Complying School.
The BCC Competition was sponsored by Lancaster University, Ghana, Transnational Education Africa, Stanbic Bank, Airtel, Coconut Groove, Compu- Ghana, British Council and Quality Environmental Consultancy Company Limited.
Ghana’s National Accreditation Board Approved Lancaster University, Ghana, a branch campus of the highly ranked Lancaster University, UK.
Conveniently located at East Legon, the University campus admitted its cohort of undergraduate students in October and postgraduate students in July 2015.
Students of the Lancaster University, Ghana, have the opportunity to spend part of their degree at Lancaster University, UK, either for a semester or a full academic year. GNA