Stanbic Bank Uganda, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports, in February launched the 2017 Stanbic National Schools Championship; an exciting competition that aims to encourage and challenge over 3000 students from 40 various secondary schools countrywide in critical thinking and provide exposure to vast knowledge beyond their classrooms participating in a series of educational activities from class debates, quiz competitions and dynamic group projects.
Mr. Patrick Mweheire; CEO at Stanbic Bank Uganda, during the launch said, “We believe that a healthy competition and innovativeness among the students is a step forward to creating active minds which yield solutions that would steer not only improved academic performance but also definite solutions to moving the country economically forward.”
40 of the selected secondary schools across the country participated in four stages; Classroom Competition (40 schools – 24 students per class), Essay Competition (40 schools – 80 participants), Quiz Competition (20 schools – 40 participants), and finally the Bank Simulation Project (4 schools – 8 participants).
Out of the forty schools that participated in the competition, four schools qualified for the grand finale that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 29th April 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The four teams include; Sacred Heart Girls’ Secondary School from the Northern region, Kibuli Secondary School from the Central region, Teso College Aloet Secondary School from the Eastern region, and MaryHill Girls’ School from the Western region.
However, out of the Four, only Three will be named winners.
How the winners are to be awarded
There two prizes; the individual prize; are for the two students that represented the school and the school prize; that will be presented to the school.
The overall winner: the two students will get an all-expense paid educational trip to South Africa where they’re expected to visit the Stanbic Bank South Africa, and the school will receive a solar system which is worth 20 Million UGX.
The 1st runners-up: each student will get an Apple iPad and a one week internship at Stanbic Bank Uganda while the school will get a water system worth 10 Million UGX.
Finally, the 2nd runners-up: each student will be given a 1 Million UGX savings account while the school gets 7 habits of highly effective teenagers and teacher training program.