Junior Achievement Ghana has released a press statement on their maiden National Business Pitch Competition for 16 Senior High Schools across the country.
Details of the competition are written in the press release below;
Junior Achievement Ghana Hosts the National Business Pitch Competition Accra, Ghana
Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana at a launch ceremony in Accra,
announced that it will be hosting the 2022 National Business Pitch Competition on the 15th
and 16th of September at the Academic City University College in Accra.
The National Business Pitch Competition is Ghana’s version of JA Worldwide’s internationally acclaimed
Company of the Year Competition. The annual event allows high school students to
demonstrate their business acumen and spirit of entrepreneurship in a competitive
environment whilst engaging businesses, education, and policy leaders as well as the
Over 150 students, chaperones, judges, partners, and other stakeholders are expected to
attend this year’s event, themed “Fuelling Changemakers” in a bid a become a catalyst for
young people to discover Africa’s greatest challenges and develop solutions. Students will
present innovative business ideas in the areas of Agribusiness, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
(WASH), Climate Change & Renewable Energy, and Health Technology.
The Competition is the climax for high school students who benefit from the impact of the JA
Company Program® which is an entrepreneurship education curriculum that teaches
students how to start and run their own businesses. JA is passionate about teaching youth
entrepreneurship as an avenue for job creation since the formal sector is unable to
accommodate the employment demands of the growing youth population. The Company
Program has introduced business management skills to thousands of secondary school
students in JA’s 43 years of operations in Africa.
The Ghana competition will bring together students from 16 Senior High Schools across the
country: St. Augustines College, Achimota School, Aburi Girls SHS, Bolgatanga SHS, St.
Francis Girls SHS, Peki SHS, Northern Business School – Tamale, Accra Academy,
Presbyterian Boys SHS – Legon, Tarkwa SHS, Archbishop Porter Girls SHS, Efutu SHS,
Ghana SHS – Koforidua, Serwaa Kesse SHS, Adukrom Presbyterian SHS, and Keta SHS.
Over the two-day competition, the competing teams will pitch business solutions to a panel
of judges to demonstrate their understanding of business concepts and explain how and why
their businesses performed as they did. Judges will be looking at the current performance
and future potential of these businesses, as well as the personal development of the team
members. The winners of the competition will take home a GHS 10,000 cash prize and
awards from sponsors.
The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to represent Ghana at the 2022 JA Africa
Company of the Year Competition which will be held from December 7th to 9th in Lagos,
Nigeria where they will compete against students from 12 other African countries for cash
prizes, awards, and a ticket to compete on the world stage.
Abeiku Greene, the Executive Director of JA Ghana said “Harnessing the potential of
Ghana’s youth through entrepreneurship education has immense benefits for the country by
creating jobs and promoting economic growth. Having the experience of running their own
About JA Ghana
JA Ghana is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest and most impactful
youth-serving NGOs. The Charity delivers hands-on immersive learning in work readiness,
financial health, entrepreneurship, sustainability, STEM, economics, citizenship, ethics, and
more. Each year, JA Ghana engages over 10,000 students across Ghana. Learn more at
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