Le GMAT™ Focus Edition fait cavalier seul dans le domaine des évaluations pour les écoles de commerce et éclipse la version précédente

Le test repensé du GMAC gagne toujours et encore la confiance des candidats et des écoles

RESTON, Virginie, 02 févr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Après près de trois mois de succès dans la livraison du GMAT™ Focus Edition, le Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) confirme aujourd’hui qu’il s’agit de la seule version de l’examen GMAT disponible pour les candidats à travers le monde. Le GMAC, une association mondiale représentant les principales écoles de commerce, a livré, à l’automne dernier, la version actualisée de l’examen le plus utilisé dans les écoles de commerce, parallèlement au GMAT existant, afin de faciliter la préparation en cours des candidats et leurs demandes d’inscription dans les écoles de commerce.

Lancé pour la première fois il y a sept décennies, le GMAT est la référence en matière d’évaluation et est en continuelle évolution afin de s’assurer qu’il conserve sa rigueur psychométrique tout en restant un indicateur très pertinent de la préparation des candidats aux programmes des écoles supérieures de commerce. Le test a été repensé l’année dernière et se passe de manière plus efficace, tout en présentant de nouvelles fonctionnalités flexibles pour mieux soutenir les candidats dans leur parcours d’études et de carrière dans le commerce.

« Nous avons été rassurés et encouragés par les réactions extrêmement positives que nous avons reçues de la part de nombreuses personnes ayant passé la dernière édition du GMAT et qui envisagent avec plus de confiance de poursuivre leurs études supérieures dans le commerce », a déclaré Joy Jones, PDG du GMAC. « Je pense que nous avons atteint l’objectif que nous nous étions fixé, il y a plus de deux ans, lorsque nous avons commencé à repenser l’examen, à savoir que cette nouvelle édition permet aux candidats aux écoles de commerce de mettre au mieux en avant leurs capacités dans les domaines les plus pertinents et les plus demandés, tels que la pensée critique et l’intelligence des données. Nous sommes convaincus que les écoles de commerce bénéficieront du regain d’intérêt et d’engagement manifesté par un vivier de candidats plus large et plus inclusif à l’échelle mondiale. »

Le GMAC a dévoilé le GMAT Focus Edition après avoir mené des recherches approfondies impliquant des centaines de professionnels de l’enseignement ainsi que des tests conceptuels approfondis auprès de milliers d’étudiants potentiels dans le monde entier. Avec seulement trois sections de 45 minutes, dont la nouvelle section Data Insights, cette édition est raccourcie de près d’une heure par rapport à la version précédente du GMAT et nécessite moins de contenu en termes de préparation. Bien que la version précédente du GMAT ne soit plus disponible, ses résultats restent valables pendant cinq ans. Les candidats et les écoles ont reçu des informations utiles leur permettant d’utiliser facilement les résultats des deux éditions de l’examen pendant cette période.

« La nouvelle conception rend l’examen plus ciblé, plus accessible et moins intimidant. Mais plus ciblé ne signifie pas plus facile ou moins utile. Cela signifie simplement plus intelligent », a déclaré Rodrigo Malta, directeur général du recrutement et des admissions au MBA à la McCombs School of Business de l’université du Texas.

Sun Long, directeur général du programme international du MBA à l’université chinoise de Fudan, a souligné que son école faisait partie des nombreuses grandes écoles de commerce du monde entier à avoir une opinion positive de la dernière version du GMAT. « Cette édition nous a permis de mieux répondre aux besoins des candidats aux programmes du MBA tout en améliorant la sélection des talents côté écoles de commerce dans un environnement commercial en constante évolution. »

À propos du GMAC

Le GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) est une association qui regroupe les principales écoles supérieures de commerce du monde entier. Le GMAC effectue des recherches de premier plan, organise des conférences sectorielles, fournit des outils de recrutement et des évaluations pour le secteur des études supérieures en gestion, ainsi que des ressources, des événements et des services qui aident à accompagner les candidats tout au long de leur parcours dans l’enseignement supérieur. Détenu et géré par le GMAC, l’examen Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) est l’évaluation la plus couramment utilisée dans les écoles supérieures de commerce.

Chaque année, plus de 12 millions de futurs étudiants consultent les plateformes du GMAC, dont mba.com, GMAC Tours et BusinessBecause, pour se renseigner sur les programmes du MBA et de master de commerce, entrer en contact avec des écoles du monde entier, se préparer et s’inscrire aux examens et obtenir des conseils sur la manière d’atteindre avec succès leurs objectifs d’études et de carrière dans le domaine du commerce. Le GMAC est une organisation mondiale dont les bureaux se trouvent en Chine, en Inde, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

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Profile of Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana since 10th January 2017. As Foreign Minister, she has led the Council of Ministers of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for two successive terms since July 2020 to the present. Under her leadership, the Council has advised the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the response to the security situation in the Sahel, including four military takeovers, one attempted coup and a failed coup; the review of the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Governance; the reform of the ECOWAS Commission; and ECOWAS budget reforms to ensure efficiency and more funding for Community Programmes. In that role, she has led the process of negotiations towards transitions to democracy with the military regimes that have seized power in the ECOWAS region since 2020, including as leader of the ECOWAS delegations to Guinea and Burkina Faso, and as a member of the ECOWAS Mediation Mission to Mali. Madam Botchwey has extensive experience in diplomacy having served as a Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in the last term of President John Agyekum Kufuor, from 2006-2007 and 2008-2009. She oversaw an extensive transformation in both human resource development and conditions of service for Foreign Service Officers while streamlining and improving consular and passport services both at home and at Ghana’s missions abroad, introducing digitization and enhanced online services. Ghana’s foreign policy successes under her leadership include the high visibility and positive image Ghana enjoys under the Presidency of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. She led Ghana’s successful campaign for membership of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2022-2023. Foreign Minister Botchwey is a member of Ghana’s National Security Council. Madam Botchwey previously served as Deputy Minister for Information (2005-2006), and subsequently as the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry (2007-2008) in the first term of President Kufuor from 2000-2004. Madam Botchwey was her party’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs between the year 2009 and 2013, while in opposition. During the same period, she was Ranking Member for the Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and subsequently, the Appointments, Defence and Interior Committees of Parliament. A member of the ECOWAS Parliament from 2013 – 2017, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey worked with her colleagues to assist the Community Parliament in its advisory role in considering matters concerning the region, particularly on issues relating to fundamental human rights and freedom, while making recommendations to institutions and organs of ECOWAS. The Hon Minister also served as Vice-Chair on the NEPAD and APRM Committees. In the immediate past Parliament (2017 – 2021), she sat on the Communication as well as the Gender and Children Committees of Parliament, where she worked with colleague members on matters relating to communications generally as well as examining all issues related to gender and children to ensure their inclusion in all appropriate legislation. As a four-term legislator, Madam Botchwey represented the most populous constituency in the country, Weija, in the Greater Accra Region for two terms until it was redemarcated. She subsequently represented the Anyaa/Sowutuom constituency for two terms. Before entering frontline politics, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey ran a successful Marketing and Communications Company and served as a consultant for the Ministry of Tourism. She worked in various capacities with organizations such as Worldspace Ghana, the Divestiture Implementation Committee, Glaxo Group Research and Hodge Recruitment. Madam Minister Botchwey holds an Executive MBA, (Project Management option), MA in Public Communication, Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB), a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising as well as a certificate in Marketing Management from the following institutions respectively: the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) as well as the Pitman’s Central College and the Universities of London and Westminster in the United Kingdom (UK). Madam Botchwey is a member of the Ghana National Association of Alternative Dispute (ADR) Practitioners. She has participated in numerous capacity-building programmes on leadership, marketing, driving government performance and parliament and the rule of law, including at the Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies, Harvard Kennedy School, Casa Africa, Parliament of Spain, The African Leadership Initiative/The Aspen Institute, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is a mother of two. Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Regional Integration

Source: Ghana News Agency

Cameroonians frustrated after hike in fuel prices

The increase in the prices of petroleum products was just a matter of time, because President Paul Boya announced in December 2023, that the government would reduce fuel subsidies Paul Biya threatens Separatists, Boko haram to drop weapons – Cameroon News Agency In 2022 the government subsidised petroleum products for FCAF 1000 billion; this amount was reduced to FCAF 640 billion in 2023 and this year, the government is looking forward to cutting half of this money. The plan is to gradually but completely remove the fuel subsidy in Cameroon. On February 2, 2024, stakeholders in the ministries of Labour and Social Security; Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Commerce and Trade, and Trade unionists among others, met in Yaounde to receive the new prices fixed by the government. New fuel prices in Cameroon Super ( Gasoline) 840 FCFA from 730 ( up by 110 FCFA) Gas oil( Diesel): FCAFA 828 from 720 per liter ( up by 106 FCFA) The Ministers said prices of Cooking Gas and Kerosene remain unchanged. Officially, the price of cooking gas is FCFA 6000 but several Cameroonians have maintained that traders have chosen to increase the prices, up to 7000 and even 8000 in some places. Cameroonians react to hike in fuel prices The increase in fuel prices has not left anyone indifferent- Cameroonians believe that with this increase, life will become harder for those struggling to survive, ‘Cosmetic solution which will only make things tougher for citizens and bring no change to the general economy except for figures that will be read to the public that there was a change. The people need better economic policies.’ One person said in a post made by Cameroon News Agency. Another Cameroonian thinks that the leadership of the country is the major problem, ‘Oh Lord who will deliver this Nation from the hands of wicked leaders who don’t care for his citizens, Lord Jesus Christ help our nations of the world.’ Some suggestions were even made on the number of government ministers parading the country’s political capital, ‘Instead of increasing fuel prices which leads to inflation and high cost of living, the president should have rather brought down the size of his government to 27ministers, dissolve unproductive State enterprises like ECOSOC, MATGENIE, Mipromalo etc, and Senate..but he prefers taxing the poor to pay the rich.’ Another said, ‘This is the shame, the pains, the unpleasantness, the wickedness, the manipulation, the torture, etc that goes with 40 years of dictatorship. Man fit open mop! They’re focused on football- Shegeh’ More reactions. Complimentary measures On Friday, the government said there will be some complementary measures to accompany Cameroonians who will bear the burden of this increase. The measures include raising the income of civil servants to 5% of their basic salary, initiating dialogue with private companies concerning the increase of minimum wage, reduction of tax and customs charges in the road transport sector. However, the timeline for these measures has not been given. Its feasibility is not even guaranteed.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Bikutsi singer, Ponce sends cryptic message to Cameroonians

Cameroonian songwriter, singer, and Knight of the Order of Valor, Adèle Ruffine Ngono, known by her stage name Lady Ponce, sent a cryptic message to Cameroonians, after complaining about eh falling standards and living conditions in Cameroon. The Queen of Bikutsi music lamented for the poor, saying that she understands they are going through a lot. Her frustration emanated from the intermittent power cuts across the country. Electricity supply has been epileptic in the nation’s political capital. Ponce said since she return to Cameroon, she has been using her Generator to have electricity but she feels for those without an option. The Bikutsi music singer further urged Cameroonians to take their destinies into their own hands and demand for better future. ‘Cameroonian people it is up to you to change things our long posts on social networks cannot change anything as long as you do not show you are fed up,’ she said in a social media post. One reader commented, ‘Bimami, take the lead and we’ll follow. English Cameroon teachers and lawyers started and today see where the English part of the country is facing and where they are. Show us the road and believe me you’ll be surprised by the massive support you’ll get.’

Source: Cameroon News Agency