March 15–Kibuli Senior Secondary School in Kampala, has emerged as the Central region winner in the on-going Stanbic National Schools Championship for 2017.
“I am very pleased for Kibuli SS. They played a fair game and I’m truly proud that they reached this stage of the competition,” Arthur Kiwanuka, the Stanbic Bank Regional Manager said at Mengo Senior Secondary School where the latest round was held.
Kibuli beat off stiff competition from four other top schools including Makerere Modern School, Mt St Mary’s College Namagunga, Mengo SS and St Mary’s College Kisubi. Kibuli will now represent the region at the Grand Finale set to be held in Kampala on April 29th.
This was the third stage of the championship which started with classroom competitions and an essay challenge in February. Rounds have been held in each of Uganda’s four regions with the students tested in a team quiz format on financial literacy, life skills, logical thinking and general knowledge.
Giving an update, Sonia Karamagi, Head of Marketing and Communications at Stanbic Bank (Uganda) said they are happy with progress of the programme and pleased to see the amazing talent across the country. “The level of enthusiasm and support from the students has been incredible and we are pleased that this competition is moving on to the next level that will show us the greatest minds in the country,” she said.
Speaking about the next stage of the competition Martin Muhwezi, the Programme Director of the implementing partner said, “The teams who make it to the Grand Finale are expected to develop and run a bank simulation project over a one month period.
He said, “At the end of the month they each make presentations before a panel of judges on their project. The team deemed by the judges to have conducted the best project wins the grand prize which is a fully paid trip to South Africa for the two team mates and their patron teacher plus lunch with the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank.”
Forty schools and 4,000 students have taken part in this year’s competition; these include both government and private schools chosen with due consideration by Stanbic Bank’s partners in the Championship, the Ministry of Education and Sports.