The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) in partnership with Springfield E&P Group on 23rd August, 2018, organised a Nation-Building Entrepreneurial Fora on the theme “Unearthing and Enhancing the Innate Potential of Ghanaian Youth for Business Creation and National Development”. Present at the event were the Head of the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Professor Robert Hinson, the School’s Administrator, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee and keynote speaker, Mr. Kevin Okyere, CEO of the Springfield Group. Also in attendance were students and some employees of the Springfield Group.
Head of the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Professor Robert Hinson, in his delivery encouraged students not to compromise the quality of their studies, but rather be brilliant at their books and also start thinking about ways of becoming great entrepreneurs in the near future
Springfield Group’s CEO, Mr. Kevin Okyere, in his delivery made known to the audience what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and the challenges entrepreneurs go through. “Being an entrepreneur is all about the team members and not all about one’s self”, he said. Think about what you can do to help people. He encouraged students to have an able-minded attitude, believe in themselves, be creative, focused and be persistent. He further encouraged students to think about what they can do as entrepreneurs to help others in society.
Mr. Kennedy Noonoo of the Springfield Group delivered the closing remarks. In his speech, he encouraged students to partake in internships and national service programmes with their company. The programme ended with a question and answer session where Professor Robert Ebo Hinson and Mr. Kevin Okyere answered pressing the students had. There was also a photo session with the Springfield Group.
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