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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.

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

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).

Moodle Workshop

Regent University is organizing an e-learning content development workshop for its academic and IT support staff. The facilitators of the workshop are Dr. Nick Fobih and Chilli Leung from George Brown College Toronto, Canada, Mr. Benjamin Y. Agyemang from Greenwich University, School of Management, UK and Mr. Sampson Botwe from KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

This workshop, which has been broken down into three phases is meant to prepare Regent University’s faculty and staff, to offer online courses to students in different programs. The workshop will run from June 9- 18, 2014 between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Facilitators (from left - right) Mr. Sampson Botwe, Mr. Benjamin Agyeman, Chilli Leung and Dr. Nick Fobih

The first phase of the training termed ‘Building a Course in Moodle’, specifically focuses on creating online courses in Moodle. MOODLE is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It is a free software e-learning platform to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution.

The second phase of the training termed ‘Teaching in the Online Environment’ focuses on teaching strategies that can be used in the online environment. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Create online versions of the courses they teach using Moodle.
  2. Use the features in Moodle to manage their courses
  3. Analyze various online teaching strategies to practice how and when to use them.
  4. Create a list of best practices for online course development and online teaching.

The contents of both workshops will provide participants with information and resources to achieve the outcomes outlined above. In the end, participants would have created the courses they teach in the online format and the university can offer those online courses to students at any time. It is important to note that courses that are developed online can still be offered in the traditional classroom format if the university chooses to keep both options.


Some participants of the moodle workshop exchanging ideas

The third phase, which is the final part of the program, termed ‘Technical Training for IT Staff’ will focus on the back end operations of Moodle. Participants will learn how to resolve potential Moodle issues and set up a system for supporting all users in the school. By the end of this part of the training, the trained IT Staff will be able to provide technical Moodle support for Students, Faculty and the Administrative staff at Regent University.


Regent Sod Cutting Ceremony

On April 2, 2014, Regent University College of Science and Technology, was led by its Founder & President, Prof. E.K Larbi and the Senior Vice President, Mr. Albert Amonoo to cut sod for the commencement of construction of its ultra-modern purpose built campus project at McCarthy Hill, Accra. This exercise marks a new chapter in the university’s history as it commits to becoming a leading, cutting-edge university in Africa, producing purpose driven human resource with science and technology expertise to function as change agents in our competitive global environment.

Amid shouts of joy, praises, and appreciation to God for how far the good Lord has brought the University, Prof. E.K. Larbi, led the gathering to read Deuteronomy 8: 1-19; 28:1-14. Inspired by these texts, he reminded the gathering of the numerous promises of God concerning the university, with particular emphasis on the hope that God is taking the university to a place of great prominence.  

Professor Larbi said that with “increased commitment and dedication we can expect and experience prosperity in abundance.” He was in high spirits as he encouraged a cross section of students, faculty members and staff with tales of the audacious beginnings of the university when they faced a plethora of adversity but still triumphed.  He said “we faced all sorts of challenges like law suits and family feuds but in all that we overcame the challenges.”


Among the special guest and dignitaries in attendance was Apostle Michael Aseidu, Witness Director of the Church of Pentecost, and a Member of the Council of the University. He prayed and committed this project and the university into the hands of God. Also in attendance was the Municipal Chief Executive Officer of Weija Municipal Assembly, Honorable Jerry A. Thompson. He was accompanied by other friends from the Municipality to witness the ceremony.

The Lead Engineer for the project, Eng. George Kwabena Asiedu assured the university of his team’s capacity to deliver high standard buildings and on schedule. He assured that they have assembled the best in the industry to lead the project and that the project upon completion can withstand any storm or earthquake.

A Chinese construction firm, Happy Check Company Ltd, has been contracted to build the structures. On his part, Mr. Hao Ye, Managing Director for the company said, “I am very grateful to God that we can be involved in this project. We will work hard and do quality work and finish on time”

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by December, 2014 to facilitate the movement of the University to a central location. It is the hope of the university that once this project is completed more courses will be introduced with resulting increases in overall student enrolment.


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