The Bank of Namibia (BoN) National High School Competition is in full swing and the regional phase of the competition has been concluded. In total, 205 schools have participated compared to 201 in 2013.
The High School Competition is the Bank’s key project targeted at improving and educating high school learners about the role of the central bank and the economy. Schools are provided with competition rules and learning materials to enable learners to prepare adequately for the competition.
Learners from grades 8 to 12, from all over the country were invited to take part in the regional phase of this year’s competition which was conducted from 1 to 15 July. Learners formed teams of four that represented their particular schools under the guidance of a teacher. During the regional round of the competition, learners had to compete in answering a set of ten questions within 30 seconds each.
The following regional winners will travel to Windhoek to participate in the semi-final round of the competition: Jan Mohr, Karasburg Combined School, Swakopmund Secondary School, Mariental High School, Caprivi Senior Secondary School, Dr Romanus Kampungu Senior Secondary School, Matumbo Ribebe Secondary School, Cornelius Goreseb High School, Epako Secondary School, Ponhoffi Secondary School, Otjiwarongo SS, Etosha Secondary School, ONESI Secondary School and Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School.
Meanwhile the top four teams that will emerge as winners from the semi-final round of the competition on 12 August will go through to compete for the first prize in front of a panel of judges during a gala event to be held on 13 August.