Final Year Student Explores Entrepreneurship Talent

A final year Art Education undergraduate student of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ms. Hawa Alidu is bringing to bear her entrepreneurship talent to the world. 

Ms. Hawa Alidu is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Miss Muslimah Ghana, an initiative that seeks to promote modesty in Islam. She owns a printing and embroidery company, Cuhaiz Multimedia which is located at Ablekumah Fanmilk in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. She is also the CEO of Lead Youth Empowerment Network (LEYEN), a Non-Governmental Organisation with the mission of inspiring hope in lives through humanitarian activities and transformational impacts.       

As the UEW Students’ Representative Council/National Union of Ghana Students Women’s Commissioner and the 2019 Verna Miss Peace Ambassador, she in collaboration with the UEW Gender Mainstreaming Directorate organised a series of seminars and conferences for women in student leadership. She is the initiator of an award scheme (She Essence Awards) which seeks to acknowledge and honour hard-working and deserving women in tertiary institutions.    

Ms. Hawa Alidu, disclosed in an interview with the UEW Media Relations outfit that even though she is gifted with these skills, she has a passion for teaching and would want to be a professional teacher in future.   

“I have a passion for teaching thus, when I am done with my first degree, I would love to pursue my Master’s and then apply for lectureship. I love everything about teaching; it’s a passion, something I wanted to do since I was a child. So, no matter how industrious I would be in championing the course of entrepreneurship, I am still going to be a teacher and I want to be a professional one,” she affirmed. 

The MTN Ghana Bright Scholar commended UEW Management for putting in place stringent measures to protect staff and students from the Covid-19 pandemic and the successful completion of academic work online using UEW’s Learning Management Systems (LMS) during the just ended semester.       

UEW undergraduate, Ms. Hawa Alidu

“I am so proud of my school because Management always does their best just for the comfort of students. Our school did the best, looking at how Management was able to handle these whole online academic activities. It was amazing. We were in the house and we thought we could have this online class as part of our regular sessions. Management is doing great and we are proud of them. They should keep making us proud and we want them to keep up with the good work,” she extolled. 

Ms. Hawa Alidu encouraged her colleague, undergraduate students, to challenge themselves by ensuring that they develop themselves and are unique in all that they do. She advised them to make good use of any opportunity that might come their way.   

“Let’s not always be looking into one box. Try to fish out for opportunities and when the opportunity comes your way no matter what, try out something. You don’t know what will come out of that very opportunity. So, wherever you find yourself, whether it is something big or small you think you can startup with, startup anyhow. Don’t always wait for opportunity but rather look for opportunities. Stop listening to negative comments, take up the risk and you’ll surely get to wherever you want to get to,” she admonished.