BoN’s High Schools competition underway across the country
By Melania Simeon
Windhoek – The Bank of Namibia National High Schools Competition is once again in full swing with regional rounds slated to take place until 14 July in all the 14 regions of the country.
Kazembire Zemburuka, deputy director of strategic communications of Bank of Namibia said: “The National High Schools Competition is an integral component of the Bank of Namibia’s public education and outreach programme aimed at educating students on the role of the central bank. It exposes students to the fundamentals of the Namibian economy, financial literacy and developmental issues.”
The Ministry of Education and Culture has endorsed the competition as a partner and the regional competitions are hosted at regional directorates under the watchful eye of the ministry’s officials who assist to safeguard the integrity of the competition
The bi-annual event that attracted 184 entries from all corners of the country will provide a fulsome experience for learners and an opportunity to walk-away with exciting prizes for the winners and runners-up.
The bank said over the years, the competition has exposed many learners to the workings of the economy and has significantly improved their knowledge of the role of the bank in the economy. The winning school in the final leg of the competition is bound to walk away with a massive prize of N$50 000 while the runner-up will walk away with N$30 000.The third place winner will be awarded N$10 0000 and the fourth place winner will receive a printer for their school.
The grand finale is scheduled for 28 July at the Safari Hotel where the winner will be determined. The event will be broadcast live on radio and social media platforms.