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20 April 2016 By In news & events

Nigerian fried rice, shredded beef sauce, jollof rice, vegetable curried rice, were a few of the meals prepared as part of  the Regent Kitchen competition, which took place at the forecourt of the McCarthy Hill Campus, on the 24th of March, 2016.

The competition was organised by students of the event management class, a hands-on course offered by the School of Business and Leadership.

The event management class was provided the opportunity to apply best practices learned over the course of the semester, in organizing and coordinating the event.

In all, 10 participants drawn from the various SBL departments took part in the Regent Kitchen competition. Participants were tasked with preparing and presenting a culinary project.

 

Heated battle:

At the end of the competition, the verdict of the judges was given. Judges comprised of Regent faculty and a professional caterer.

The management department team emerged as the overall winners in the competition. The team members were Rita Aryee and Mavis Oku.

Matilda Nkrumah and Joel Quansah (accounting department) came in second place.

Jemima Sackey and Allen Tay (management) came in third place.

“The competition was exciting. Students got the chance to gain experience planning, organising and managing an actual event”, said Ruth Fletcher-Ntumy, lecturer for the Event Management Class.

“The event was great”, said Matilda, whose team came in second place. “The planning and execution was spot on”

13 May 2014 By In news & events

Regent Club Entrepreneurship Forum

The Regent Business Club held its first entrepreneurship forum on the 27th of November 2014, at the City Campus Multi-purpose Hall.

The programme's speakers were experienced entrepreneurs and business executives from corporate Ghana. The choice of venue for the forum was perfect and the main goal of igniting the entrepreneurial spirit within students was achieved.

In all, four speakers delivered inspiring presentations to a cross-section of Regent students from various disciplines. The speakers were: Mrs. Shirley Acquaah-Harrison (Director of Marketing at Graphic Communications Group Ltd), Mrs. Sheila Bartels-Sam (CEO of Incharge GH), Dr. Jeff Bassey (Executive Director of Graduate Training Institute), and Mr. Samuel Jonathan (CEO of Lord and Samuel).

The first speaker was Mrs. Harrison from Graphic. Drawing from her wealth of experience in marketing, she emphasized the importance of marketing in entrepreneurship, stressing that in order to be a successful entrepreneur one had to possess good marketing skills. She highlighted on the 6 P’s in marketing, sharing practical marketing-related scenarios she had encountered working for multinational corporations such as Unilever.

The second presenter, Mrs. Sheila Bartels-Sam followed with a brief talk on "how to look for opportunities in problems that you can solve'. She cautioned students against waiting for perfect case scenarios before acting on business ideas, stating that such perfect conditions were rare in the real world.

"What separates a successful entrepreneur from an ordinary one is how they interpret and process circumstances", she said.

Dr. Jeff Bassey was next in line to share inspiring entrepreneurship insights with the Regent community on Entrepreneurship. He encouraged students and young people to detach themselves from negative stereotypes about the youth and have even higher expectations for their lives.

The last but not the least to speak was Mr. Samuel Jonathan, founder of Lord and Samuel Group. He challenged participants to aspire towards excellence in life and commit to reaching their full potential. "If better is possible, then good is not enough", he said.

"The forum was indeed a successful one", said Gideon Manu Tay, President of the Regent Business Club. "It is our hope that organizing programmes like this would inspire students to pursue entrepreneurial career paths".

The Regent Business Club is an initiative of the Regent School of Business and Leadership. The club seeks to help students unearth their leadership and entrepreneurial potential to become important players in business and their communities.

13 May 2014 By In news & events

Benjamin K. N. Larbi at the 6th AYGC

Benjamin K.N. Larbi, an alumnus of Regent-Ghana, recently served as a Committee co-Chairperson at the 6th African Youth and Governance Conference, which took place from the 4th-8th of August, 2014, in Lusaka-Zambia. 

The African Youth and Governance Conference, is an annual event which brings together youth from across Africa, to discuss issues critical to the development of the continent.

Ben’s Committee, the Committee on Governance and Leadership Development was adjudged the Best Participating Committee as well as the Most Disciplined Committee at the 6th African Youth and Governance Conference.

This year’s conference, saw young leaders from a number of African countries including Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia to mention but a few taking part as delegates. The conference was held under the theme: “Investing in Africa’s human capital for peace and development”.

Dignitaries present at the conference included members from the diplomatic corp, as well as representatives from the business community in Zambia. In attendance, was the Mayor of Lusaka, His Worship Mulenga Sata, who delivered the opening address.

 

Award being presented to the Committee on Governance and Leadership Development

 

Commenting on the awards, Ben said, “It’s a great feeling when you are recognized for your efforts. From the very beginning we all worked as a team, and put the team’s agenda first at all times.”

He further said “I’m particularly happy that our draft resolution as a committee was successfully defended and passed.  This would form the basis of post-conference advocacy work. On behalf of my fellow Committee co-chair, Lilly Oseyda Mensah I wish to thank the AYGC 2014 Board for this recognition and honour. I am grateful to my Committee Co-Chair for her hardwork, drive, and great sense of duty. I also thank the Committee members for their, cooperation, sterling performance, and dedication”.

 

Committee Chairpersons and Members of the AYGC 2014 Board in a group pose with the Mayor of Lusaka, His Worship Mulenga Sata

 

As a co-Chairperson for the Committee on Governance and Leadership Development (GOLD), Ben, together with his fellow co-chair, was responsible for providing leadership to the committee. The Committee was tasked with the responsibility of drafting a resolution aimed at increasing the “involvement of the youth in governance and key leadership activities at the national and regional levels”.

Some of the other Committees at the conference included the Committee on International Relations, Committee on Agriculture and Food security, Committee on Environment and Renewal Energy, Committee on Education and Culture. Similarly, each Committee was assigned a developmental challenge to offer solutions to. After drafting a resolution, each committee then goes on to defend the resolution at the General Assembly session of the conference. Resolutions that are successfully defended and passed at the General Assembly, form the basis of post-conference youth advocacy work.

Commenting on the committee work, Ben indicated, “during the course of our research work at the committee level we came across some startling statistics. It came to our notice that although over 60 percent of the population of most African countries is constituted by people below the age of 35, many youth were marginalized from the governance processes in a number of African countries. As a committee we sought to highlight strategies to develop the leadership potential of young people, in the public and private sectors, thus increasing youth participation in governance processes".

Benjamin Larbi at AGYC 

He further said, "I’m grateful for the opportunity this conference has provided to influence youth-related policies passed by governments. I'm thankful to the University for its support and enabling environment to harness my leadership potential. My training at Regent, served me well in the discharge of my duties".

The African Youth and Governance Conference is an initiative of Youth Bridge Foundation a youth-serving Non-Governmental Organisation with headquarters in Accra, and accredited with UN ECOSOC Consultative Status. More information on the conference is available at  www.aygconference.org.

Members of this committee included Chilumba Martin Chilungi (Zambia), Isaac Yeboah Afari (Ghana), Tinashe Kasweshi (Zambia), Delight Hangaala (Zambia), Constance Pelete (Zambia), and Malama Andrew Chinungi (Zambia).

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