40 schools from across the country participated in this year’s championship which was won by Maryhill High School from Mbarara. Kibuli SS, Sacred Girls’ SS, Teso College Aloet came second, third and fourth respectively.
The retired founding Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Japheth Katto has warned stakeholders that education is not complete unless it results in learning.
Now the board chairman of Stanbic Bank Uganda, Katto said as much as getting good grades in school is important, students should learn invaluable things in life like financial literacy at a young age.
"The more knowledge we acquire, the more we are best placed to compete in the work place," he said at the 2017 Stanbic Bank National Schools Championship on Saturday night.
40 schools from across the country participated in this year's championship which was won by Maryhill High School from Mbarara. Kibuli SS, Sacred Girls' SS, Teso College Aloet came second, third and fourth respectively.
"I must thank the head teachers. Without the support of the head teachers and the patron teachers, this (championship) would not have been possible because there is a culture in some schools that doing activities like this is a waste of time because they would rather be concentrating on the French revolution, Physics, Economics," he said.
The students were tested on their knowledge on financial literacy and general knowledge. The finalists had to come up with a simulation of a bank project.
"As someone who has been involved in recruiting staff, we do not ask questions on how to do the mathematical numbers in interviews. We do not. You have to pass. Get the A's, but this is more critical when you come to the job market. People are talking about saving; this is what the life out there is about."