UGBS participates in International Students Recruitment Fair in Lagos, Nigeria

UGBS participates in International Students Recruitment Fair in Lagos, Nigeria
Nov 01, 2022

The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) participated in a two-day International Students Recruitment Fair organised by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) from 17th to 18th October 2022 at the Providence Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria. The programme, which was targeted at students seeking admission into various universities in Ghana had in attendance 16 universities from Ghana made up of seven public and nine private universities.

The UGBS team was led by the School’s Dean, Professor Justice Bawole who was accompanied by Dr. Stephen Mahama Braimah, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Ms. Celestina Majorie Quist, Assistant Registrar in charge of Academics and Mrs. Francisca Duah-Agyemang, from the Marketing and Communications Unit. Also present was Prof. Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, the University of Ghana.

Highlighting the Business School's value proposition, the Dean mentioned the various departments within. He stressed that to build the foundation of students in all areas of business, students are educated in all areas related to business before they finally specialise during the third and fourth years of their education. He further indicated that the BSc Administration programmes are benchmarked to other professional programmes which enable students to have exemptions when writing exams for the professional certificates. Professor Justice Bawole also used the opportunity to inform the participants about the graduate programmes at the Business School.
In a speech read by Hajia Samata Bukari, the Consul General of Ghana in Lagos on behalf of the Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, she said with a foreign student population of over 5,000, Ghana is placed to become a Mecca for students from Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. In addition, she added that the onset of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has made it possible for more opportunities for other countries to access markets other than their traditional markets. She concluded that “accessing this new frontier would require concerted efforts by all players in education. However, I must be quick to add that we can only get to that desired level if we streamline our processes properly, especially the cost structure of fees, accommodation, and other tenets of customer service."

The fair attracted about 383 students from 15 public and private schools across Lagos including students from several secondary schools in and around Lagos such as Temple Secondary School, King's College, Queen's College, and Ferscoat International School, among others. 

Back to Top