Team ACME from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has emerged winners of the 2023 Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Business Leader Challenge out of the 30 teams from seven Nigerian universities that participated in the contest.
In a statement by the organisers, the final of the two-months long contest, which was held recently in Lagos among the top three teams, OAU got the highest votes from the judges for its presentation. Team ACME scored 88.3 per cent to beat Team Success Link of the University of Lagos, which scored 87 per cent, and Team KFK from Nile University 75.4 per cent.
The CGMA Business Leader Challenge 2023 is a regional competition for business and accounting students, organised by AICPA and CIMA, together as Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. This year’s contest was sponsored by Stanbic IBTC.
On the rationale for the contest, Associate Director in Nigeria at AICPA & CIMA, Ijeoma Anadozie, said: “This initiative underscores AICPA’s & CIMA’s ongoing commitment to develop and inspire the young business leaders of tomorrow. It is a great opportunity for Nigerian students to showcase their skills to the test and learn the importance of teamwork, communication and good leadership.”
Anadozie said CIMA was quite excited to host the CGMA Business Leader Challenge 2023 in Nigeria, even as she promised that the 2024 version will be even better. Addressing the finalists, the CIMA Associate Director said: “We are here to equip you with the skills and competencies you need to stay at the top of your game in an ever-changing disruptive world, driving prosperity and opportunity for those who count on us.”