In collaboration with ZB Bank, Emergination Africa held the Annual Business Case Schools Competitions at Prince Edward School in Harare yesterday.
More than a hundred students from six schools namely Oriel Boys High, Queen Elizabeth, Mufakose High, Prince Edward, Harare High and Zengeza High School took part in the competition.
The main thrust of the event was for the students to debate, analyze and present integrated solutions which can help cub the economic and business challenges currently faced by the country with ZB Bank offering to sponsor the most successful project proposal.
In her keynote speech, Dr Devine Ndhlukula, who was part of the panel of eight judges from the business sector, stressed about the significance of nurturing young talent for the future of the Zim-Business Industry as it lies with them.
“The whole idea behind this programme is that, as Emergination Africa, we are trying to develop Africa’s future leaders because the only way Africa is going to develop is through these young people we have here”, said Ndhlukula.
“The future economy lies in Africa, and we are saying Africa is emerging from its ashes and this is why the corporate sector is partnering Emergination Africa to develop these future leaders who will ensure that Africa gets to where it is supposed to be, the awakening giant of the global economy”, she added.
Addressing the students during the award ceremony, the president of Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, Sifelani Jabangwe applauded and encouraged the participants to work harder in putting the presented projects to fruition regardless of the outcome of the results.
Oriel Boys High, Queen Elizabeth and Mufakose emerged victors in the competition with sixty-two and a half, 62 and 61 one points respectively.