Bank of Namibia to host national school competition

N$ 50 000 up for grabs
The Bank of Namibia will host a national competition for registered secondary schools in Namibia.
Shaldon Johannes
The Bank of Namibia (BoN) will conduct a National High School Competition as a part of the Bank's public education initiative in September 2022.

The participating schools will compete for $50,000 in prize money and the competition is open to every high school in Namibia. It has been held every two years for numerous years and is intended for economic learners but is not limited to them solely.

Swakopmund SS had won the competition multiple times before Duinesig High School won N$50 000 when they clinched the final of the 2019 edition.

The senior education officer for Commerce, Leonie Reid urge all Erongo secondary school learners to join and compete, regardless of whether they have economics classes or not. "Let us win it again this year for the Erongo region."

The 2019 National High School competition winner, Sara Weyulu, emphasised the value of the BoN competition in boosting students' self-esteem and assisting learners in achieving their academic objectives by gaining a better understanding of financial literacy. "It was a very significant experience for all of us. While advancing to the finals, we had to learn more about BoN and at the same time focus on earning the award."

Weyulu encouraged competitors to be tenacious, venture out, and to learn more. "If a chance like this arises, don't think twice about seizing it since it wouldn't have come your way in the first place.