Two young students that won the 2017 Stanbic Bank National Schools Championships have been flown to South Africa on an all-expenses paid trip by Stanbic Bank.
Tracy Arinda and Evelyne Mugisha who are both students of Mary Hill High School in Mbarara will be in South Africa for an educational trip as part of the top prize for emerging as the overall winners of the Stanbic Bank National Schools Championship 2017 competition.
Stanbic partnered with the Ministry of Education and Sports to organize the inter-school competition in February this year.
Over 3,000 students from 40 secondary schools across Uganda took part in a series of educational activities ranging from class debates, quiz competitions and dynamic group projects.
While seeing off the winners, Daniel Ogong, the Head of Marketing at Stanbic Bank Uganda said: “One of our core initiatives as Stanbic Bank is investing in education, with a strong belief that the development of any country begins with the proper education of its young people.”
“We trust that competitions such as these, among students, are one clear way to improve academic performance. This competition therefore aims to encourage and challenge the students in critical thinking and provide exposure to vast knowledge beyond the classroom,” Ogongo added.
Cathy Adengo, Head of Communications and CSI Stanbic in her part said Mary Hill High School managed to impress the judges and the audience with their ‘Co-operative Union Project Proposal’– Bank Simulation Project that scored 83%.
“On top of an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa, part of the prize was a solar system for the school worth UGX20 million,” she said.
She made an appeal to other schools to participate in next year’s competition.
The first runners up was the team of Kibuli SS from the Central region who walked away with an Apple iPad Air 2 each on top of winning a fully installed water system worth UGX10 million for the school.
The second runners up was Sacred Heart Girls’ Secondary School from the Northern region, who won savings accounts worth Shs1m for each participant while the third runners up, Teso College Aloet Secondary School from the Eastern region, earned themselves a savings accounts worth Shs500,000 each.