Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Business (KSB) have developed a mobile application to facilitate interaction between students and staff. The application has features such as events manager model, resource sharing model, student model, news model, announcement model, as well as a section for feedback. The Application was launched at the 12th Business Week Celebration of the School.
The Celebration was on the theme: “Creating an Enabling Environment to Promote Entrepreneurship”. In launching the KSB Application, Mr. Isaac Afful, Leader of the Application Development Team, explained that the application’s features will enable staff and students reschedule events and to take notice of upcoming events. The application, according to him, will also help students receive and disseminate information among themselves.
In addition, he noted that the application will also enable users access information on the University website, access students and alumni database and to ensure networking. The Application, he said will be available on Google Play Store.
Dr. David Asamoah, Vice Dean of the KSB, reminded students of the proliferation of business schools in the country as well as the current high rate of graduate unemployment and called for entrepreneurial partnerships among students.
He therefore challenged students to partner their colleagues in setting up businesses and to offer solutions to challenges and to render services to patrons to earn income. According to Dr. Asamoah, a lot of opportunities abound for young entrepreneurs if they explore.
Professor Nathaniel Boso, Dean of the KSB, encouraged students to take up volunteerism in order to build more skills for the future. Professor Boso said acquiring these skills from experienced entrepreneurs will go a long way to contribute to their success.
He also encouraged the female students to believe in themselves to be good entrepreneurs as about two-thirds of successful businesses were started by women from their homes