After nearly 4 months of participating in the challenge, Muni Girls Secondary School emerged victorious of the 2018 Stanbic National Schools Championship with an impressive final score of 77.6% from the judges – taking on its competitors Mengo Senior School (72% score), Bweranyangi Girls Senior Secondary School (58%), and Nakanyonyi Senior Secondary School (44.12%) who came in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places respectively.
The finalists were tasked to create businesses, present their business plans and explain the sustainability of their business, after emerging as regional finalists.
While congratulating the winning team at the prize giving ceremony, Stanbic’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Barbara Kasekende said, “The team from Muni Girls has been outstanding throughout the competition. They beat more than ten schools to win in their region and have carried this form into the finals culminating in their victory. They are truly worthy winners and representative of exactly what we were looking for when we started this competition which necessitated innovative minds, teamwork and commitment.”
Stanbic Bank’s Chief Executive, Patrick Mweheire told the press that this year’s National Schools Championships project under the theme, “empowering the job creators of tomorrow” was meant to stretch students to think outside the box beyond just job hunting after school.
“We can confidently say that after these five months, the students understand the importance of being innovative to create jobs,” Patrick commented.
Launched in March this year at the Kampala Serena Hotel, 6,000 students from 60 schools across the country were chosen to take part in the competition challenging them from class room tests, oral quizzes, Essay competition, debate competition, and finally a presentation of their business plans all set around financial literacy, life skills, logic, business and entrepreneurship.
Muni Girls School
|School||Fully installed solar system worth UGX20 million|
|Students||Fully paid 4-day educational trip to South Africa – Pocket money worthy USD$100 per day each
Latest IPad each
|Patron teacher||Fully paid 4-day educational trip to South Africa – Pocket money worthy USD 100 per day
Cash Prize of UGX1.5 million
|1st Runner Up
Mengo High School
|School||Fully installed water system worth UGX10 million|
|Students||Latest model lap top computer each|
|Patron teacher||Cash Prize of UGX1.2 million|
|2nd Runner Up
Bweranyangi Girls School
|School||Scholastic supplies worth UGX5 million|
|Students||Latest model Kindle each|
|Patron teacher||Cash Prize of UGX800,000|
|3rd Runner Up
|School||Scholastic supplies worth UGX2 million|
|Students||School fees bursary for one term and a smartphone each|
|Patron teacher||Cash Prize worth UGX500,000|