A young business entrepreneur has instituted an awards scheme to reward the best student entrepreneur at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The award, “The K.C. Amese Award” established by Kormi Courage Amese, a former KNUST student and Co-Founder of Bluevyne Limited, an Accra-based startup publishing company will be given to the best graduating student who do not only excel with the highest grades but also to students who have started practical entrepreneurial ventures in their own small way.
Announcing the award scheme at the Entrepreneurship Graduation ceremony held by the university last week, Mr Amese said the “winner will receive a plaque, a cash prize, automatically become my mentee and directly benefit from my business network”.
“My goal is to help inculcate innovative entrepreneurial skills and confidence in our younger generation and also curb the high rate of youth unemployment in Ghana,” MrAmese said.
Joan Benson Nkansah Ntim, the winner of the maiden award who is the founder of the Belle Bijou Foundation which organizes free literacy and health screening programs for the less privileged in society.