This year’s challenge will require students to come up with business projects and they will be taken through a boot camp to horn their ideas.
KAMPALA - With youth unemployment seemingly out of hand, Stanbic Bank Uganda has befittingly focussed this year's National Schools Championship on equipping students with skills that will empower them forge a future in the world of entrepreneurship.
"Over 400,000 graduate from university every year, but less than 10% jobs are created, there are only 40,000 to 50,000 jobs. How do we get the other 350,000 gainfully employed?" wondered Patrick Mweheire, the chief executive officer of Stanbic Bank Uganda at the launch of this year's championship on Monday, at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
This year's championship, which has attracted 60 secondary schools from across the country, is being held under the theme Empowering the job creators of tomorrow and is designed to unearth the entrepreneurship skills among participants.
This year's challenge will require students to come up with business projects and they will be taken through a boot camp to horn their ideas.
Last year's competition, which attracted 40 schools was won by Maryhill High School, defeating Kibuli SS, Sacred Girls' SS and Teso College Aloet, who finished second, third and fourth respectively in the finals. Kings' College Budo won inaugural championship in 2016.
The championship is open to students in S3, S4, S5 and S6 in the participating schools.