Executive Director at JA Ghana, Abeiku Greene says it gives him joy to realize that efforts of his outfit in training young entrepreneurs at the secondary level of education is yielding the necessary fruits. He disclosed this in an interaction with MX24 during this year’s National Business Pitch Competition.
The JA National Business Pitch Competition is an annual celebration of the ingenuity and achievements of High School entrepreneurs and innovators in Ghana who have received training under one of JA’s flagship programs, the JA Company Program.
This year’s program is the second national event after it was expended to its current status in 2022 and its being held at the Academic City University College in Accra. Top fifteen schools from about 40 schools were selected to take part in this year’s NBPC after they were tasked with finding innovative solutions to problems in Agric, water, sanitation and hygiene, renewable energy and climate change and education technology.
The participating schools include Adonten Senior High School, Presbyterian Boys Senior High (PRESEC Boys, Legon), Legacy Girls College, Keta Senior High,(KETASCO), Archbishop Potter Girls’ SHS, ST. Thomas Aquinas SHS, ST. Francis Girls’ SHS, Presbyterian Senior Technical School, Adukrom, Northern School of Business, Tema International School, O’Reilly SHS, Tarkwa SHS, Bolgatanga SHS, Aburi Girls SHS, and Ghana Senior High (GHANASS).
Some industry players who served as judges during the pitch of the ideas by the students shared how impressed they are with the innovations. They also called for appropriate measures to be put in place to promote these ideas in order to attract investments.
Meanwhile, the program will be climaxed with a dinner and Awards Gala at the Fiesta Royale hotel on Friday, to crown the ultimate winner of the pitch competition. The winner will represent Ghana at the JA Africa Business Pitch Competition in Kigali, Rwanda.