Ghanaian entrepreneur and Nigerian win MBA scholarship from Boston University

The Questroom School of Business at the prestigious Boston University, USA, has announced the winners of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship application for 2020-2021 academic year. The 100% tuition scholarship opportunity which is sponsored by Boston University was open to all Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. Two outstanding applicants were awarded; Miss Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi from Ghana and Mr Olusegun Awobajo from Nigeria.

About the Scholarship Winners

Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi – Ghanaian Winner

Helena is a young entrepreneur with a gifted eye for identifying opportunities in the agricultural sector. In 2017, she launched her business, The Breakfast Soiree; a start-up that provides wholesome foods to a niche market and has been managing it since then. Her ambition in life is to significantly increase the value of raw agricultural produce. For this reason, she has partnered with the CEO of AgriNovation to locally produce dehydrator machines that increase the shelf life of raw fruits in Ghana.

Prior to managing The Breakfast Soiree, Helena worked in the banking industry as a customer consultant with Universal Merchant Bank. She also worked as a financial advisor at Old Mutual where she was responsible for sales related to a bancassurance partnership with Ecobank Ghana. She was one of the top 5 advisors for two consecutive years. Through these experiences, she developed a keen interest in client engagement and sales and has built a network of long standing clients and partners for her business.

Helena holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Economy (honors) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2014). She is also an alumni of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast (2009) and a former member of GroupATE, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the reading skills of pupils in government-funded primary schools.

Helena believes that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle.

Olusegun Awobajo – Nigerian Winner

Olusegun has end-to-end supply chain management experience that spans across the Medical devices/reagents distribution, Retail, IT and Oil & Gas industries in Nigeria. While at JUMIANigeria as the Distribution Logistics Manager, he successfully coordinated the day-to-day operations of the nation-wide distribution of about 10,000 daily orders to over 35 last mile delivery hubs across 2 distribution and 2 fulfillment warehouses pan Nigeria. He also managed company fleet of 55 trucks, 5 Third Party logistics providers and a team of 65 members.

He currently works in the supply chain department of ISN Medical Nigeria Limited, working with International Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) of medical devices/reagents to support the organizational drive of ensuring procurement, distribution, as well as availability of ingenious medical laboratory testing devices at major clinical laboratories, tertiary and general hospitals etc across Nigeria.

Given his Biochemistry undergraduate background, he is now looking at honing and leveraging his supply chain management knowledge to contribute to improving national supply chain strategies for drugs and other essential medical devices to improve public healthcare delivery across the country.

A finalist of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Inaugural Africa-wide Essay competition on human security, he has passion to see Africa live its full potentials.

He is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS, UK), and a Certified Supply Chain Analyst. He loves the therapeutic sounds of good musical instrumentals.

About TKC Africa

The Knowledge Channel (TKC) Africa is a boutique business and investment consulting firm uniquely positioned to provide outstanding services to clients across the globe. Founded and established in 2010 by Hannah B. Acquah, TKC Africa remains a partner of choice for businesses with interest in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. TKC Africa has consulted over 30 companies and advised on projects with a total financial value in excess of $30 million.

TKC Africa is focused on raising the next generation of African leaders and is the Africa-wide partner for top tier US, European and Canadian university MBA programs.

About the Scholarship Competition

In March 2019, the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) Business School, in partnership with TKC Africa, organized the inaugural MBA Scholarship Competition worth $120,000 for Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. The competition saw over 300 applications with one winner each from Ghana and Nigeria. The 2019 UCR winners were Ms. Felicia Ansah and Mr. Aniedi Felix Effiong from Ghana and Nigeria, respectively, were each awarded scholarships as a result of their outstanding application and high GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores.

In December 2019, MBA scholarship opportunities from top tier US and EU universities were made available to all eligible Ghanaian and Nigerian through TKC Africa. These opportunities included MBA scholarships from:

· Boston University, Boston, USA: 100% scholarship (no minimum requirement GMAT or GRE)

· University of California, California, USA: 100% scholarship with GMAT

· William & Mary, Virginia, USA: 100% scholarship (GMAT Only)

· IE University, Spain, EU: 50% scholarship (GMAT or GRE)

Only applicants with impressive GMAT or GRE scores were considered.

The next round of MBA scholarship applications will open in July/August 2020. TKC Africa continues to provide the best scholarship opportunities and services to talented African youth.

About GMAT/GRE Examinations

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program.

The exam consists of 4 sections with a total testing time of 3 hours, 30 minutes. With a minimum score of 200 and a maximum score of 800, top-tier business schools require applicants to have scores higher than 700 in order to increase their chances of being awarded the scholarship. It is a pre-requisite to all MBA scholarships available through TKC Africa and NO application will be considered without it. For more information about GMAT examinations, visit: http://www.gmac.com.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States and Canada. The computer based test consists of 6 sections with a total testing time of 3 hours, 30 minutes. A number of top business schools accept GRE in place of GMAT. However, no applications are considered without submission of either the GMAT or GRE scores.

For more information and updates on the MBA Scholarship Competition available through TKC Africa, kindly visit http://www.tkcafrica.com.

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