The Stanbic National Schools Championship, a flagship project of the bank is focused on drawing attention towards the education sector through empowering and equipping students with the relevant skills necessary to prepare them for the job market.

Every year that we have partnered with the bank to deliver on this mandate, we have successfully executed the National Schools Championship and helped the bank achieve its set objectives and also drawn the necessary top of mind awareness and attention towards the education sector.

The recent National Schools Championship held last year saw Muni Girls School from Arua in Northern Uganda emerge as the overall winners of the 2018 Stanbic National Schools Championships. Muni Girls Schools had strong competition from Mengo Senior School from Central Uganda, Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School from Western Uganda and Nakanyonyi Senior Secondary School from Eastern Uganda which gave them a run for their money at the finals held at Hotel Africana Hotel. The schools were tasked to present products of a fully functional business which stemmed from a business idea developed during the boot camp, business proposal presentations and implementation with sustenance, savings and investments.

Over 6,000 students from 60 secondary schools participated in a series of increasingly difficult educational challenges including tests, oral quiz, essay, debate and business competition.

The fourth session of the Stanbic National Schools Championship is set to resume on March 7th, 2019 under the theme ‘Empowering the Job creators of tomorrow.’ Statistics show that of the 20 million children and young adults between the ages of 3 and 24 that pass through the education system only 7.5% finish primary school while 11% finish secondary school. In addition, 40% of the teaching population is unqualified, have high salary expectation and therefore have no job satisfaction.

The competition will target over 30,000 students and 200 head and patron teachers from 100 secondary schools across all regions which will be subjected to tests, oral quiz, boot camp and business competition where they will be required to create a business plan and execute it.