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Kibuli Secondary School has been crowned central regional winner of the ‘Stanbic National Schools Championship’ 2017.
They beat off stiff competition from four other schools: Makerere Modern School, Mt St Mary’s College Namagunga, Mengo SS and St. Mary’s College Kisubi.
Kibuli will now faceoff Teso College Aloet – Soroti from eastern region, Sacred Heart – Gulu from Northern Uganda and yet to be known winner from western region at the Grand finale set to be held in Kampala on the 29th of April 2017.
The regional quiz competitions are the third stage in National Schools Championship which started with classroom competitions and an essay challenge in February; held in each of Uganda’s four regions the students are tested in a team quiz format on financial literacy, life skills, logical thinking and general knowledge.
Speaking about the next stage of the competition Martin Muhwezi, the Programme Director of the implementing partner revealed, “The teams who make it to the Grand finale are expected to develop and run a bank simulation project over a one month period. 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.”
40 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.