Caprivi Senior Secondary School wins BoN competition

15 Aug 2015 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 15 AUG (NAMPA) - Caprivi Senior Secondary School walked away with a N.dollars 50 000 prize when they won the Bank of Namibia (BoN) national high school competition in the capital on Thursday.
Etosha Secondary School from Tsumeb won the second prize and was awarded a cheque of N.dollars 30 000 for their efforts, while the third prize of N.dollars 10 000 went to Ponhofi Secondary School of the Ohangwena Region.
Jan Möhr Secondary School in fourth place was awarded a printer worth N.dollars 1 000.
A total of 205 senior secondary schools and combined schools took part in the competition, with only these four reaching the finals.
The competition is the bank's key project targeting the improvement and educating of high school learners about the role of the Central Bank in the local economy.
“I believe that preparing for this competition provided learners with valuable information about the Central Bank and the role it plays in the economy,” the Director of Education for the Khomas Region, Gerhard Vries said in a speech read on his behalf by the Khomas Region Inspector of Education, Milton ya Otto during the finals on Thursday.
He said he was certain that the competition has broadened the mindsets of both the learners and teachers who were involved in the competition.
The BoN national high school competition is a countrywide competition which was initiated eight years ago. This year 820 learners from 205 schools in all 14 regions participated.
Schools are provided with competition rules and learning materials to enable learners to prepare adequately for the competition. Through this exercise, the Bank of Namibia also supports the Ministry of Education in its educational goals and objectives.