The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Chapter of the ACEYE Scholars Club has emerged as the winner of the 1st edition of the Ghana Inter-University Liberty & Economics Competition held in Accra on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
The competition is designed to provide scholars from the various chapters of the club dotted on the campuses of four universities namely, the University of Ghana, The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the University of Mines and Technology and the Ghana Institute of Journalism to engage in productive & competitive activities that stimulate conversations around the free-market philosophy and what it holds for the nation. It was also a passing out ceremony for scholars who went through the prestigious ACEYE Scholars Club.
In a time when conversations are sprouting about the need for government to review the downward trajectory of the economy, Ghana Inter-University Liberty & Economics Competition is a step in the right direction.
This year’s contest was between four schools out of which the team from KNUST carried the day by coming first in both the pitch competition & the debate competition.
Speaking at the event, the CEO of ACEYE, Emmanuel Acquah said, “It is quite refreshing to see such a wonderful display of intellectual brilliance and it convinces us at ACEYE that our scholars have really understood what we taught them during the program. ”
A Guest Speaker & CEO of BLUESPACE AFRICA, Mr. Samuel Amanor also encouraged the scholars to find innovative solutions to problems that bedevil their communities and the nation at large. He intimated that Ghana needs problem solvers and he charged the scholars to use the knowledge gained to provide real & practicable solutions to the problems within the country.
The judges for this year’s competition were Mr. Nathaniel Dwamena and Mad. Maame Akua Okai-Nartey and they communicated their satisfaction with regard to the performances of all the schools.
Participating schools received certificates of participation and other awards. The winners (KNUST) were awarded a cash prize of 10,000 cedis to support the implementation of the project they pitched.
Supporting institutions included the Atlas Network and a host of others.