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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Entrepreneurship clinic at KNUST to empower students

A six-week entrepreneurship clinic opens for final year students in tertiary institutions at the KNUST from February 1 to March 8, 2013.

The Programme aims at imparting skills and creating opportunities for successful entrepreneurship and value addition to enterprises.

It is organized by the KNUST’s College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS), in collaboration with the University’s Centre for Business Development (CBD).

Head of the CBD, Ralph Nyadu-Addo, says students will be empowered with the requisite knowledge in all aspects of the entrepreneurship and small business management as well as professional and business ethics.

He tells Luv Biz Report previous clinics have had significant impact in breeding a crop of students with entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship mindset.

“We have been overwhelmed by over 50 students coming in with their business plans for us to help them straighten up and even some have over ten registered companies in one area or another”, noted Mr. Nyadu-Addo.

According to him, “the idea is not to necessarily help them to immediately start their businesses but also to be able to work in other companies, by way of preparing themselves to launch their own business”.

Mr Nyadu-Addo, who chairs the programme planning committee, says areas of interest will include managing and sustaining a business in Ghana; understanding the business environment and opportunities and threats it presents; discovering and utilizing potentials in life and coping with life after school; as well as understanding the business financing systems of Ghana including micro financing.

The programme would be crowned with “Mentors Day” where renowned Ghanaian entrepreneurs and captains of industry will share experiences with and interact with participants.

Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh

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