Stanbic Bank Launches School Quiz Competition

Fred Mugisha, Stanbic Bank Head of Communications during the launch of the National School Championship.

Stanbic Bank in partnership with the Ministry of Education and sports, physician on Wednesday launched a National School Quiz competition for schools across Uganda.

The Stanbic Bank National School Championship is aimed at improving the levels of literacy amongst students, malady as well as develop their problem solving skills and boost their confidences.

The quiz, will also help students achieve higher order of thinking beyond reading for exams, encourage a competitive spirit between schools, and reward schools with the most knowledgeable students.

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Speaking at the Launch of the championship in Bugolobi, Stanbic Bank head of communications, Fred Mugisha said in the next few months, a number of schools will be competing against each other.

“About 60 schools from different regions around the country have been identified for this competition,” he said, adding that the schools will nominate individuals who will be challenging each other.

The competition will involve approximately 3,000 students, representing an estimated 60 secondary schools selected from Uganda .

It will start at regions and winners will then compete in the national championship.

According to Mugisha, the competition will not only allow students to think big, but also give them financial and life skills as well as help develop their self esteem and explore their identity.

“We are not doing this as a business but as a Corporate Social Responsibility. Through this competition, we are passing on knowledge to the students.” he added.

The competition which is due to air in two weeks will be shown on different television stations.


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