Best learners awarded with substantial cash incentives
The award ceremony was recently held in Windhoek and the announcement was made earlier this week.
The bank said “This forms part of Standard Bank’s longstanding partnership with the Ministry of Education in investing a total of N$1.3-million for education over a five-year period through its Academic Excellence programme.”
As a Corporate Social Investment initiative, Standard Bank Namibia’s Academic Excellence programme is incentive driven and rewards the top three best performing Grade 10 and 12 learners in each region with a cash prize.
The top performer in each region for both Grade 10 and 12 received N$4000, while the first runner up received N$3000 and the second runner up N$2000.
The school of the top performer in each region was awarded a cash prize of N$1000.
Standard Bank Namibia’s Head of Marketing, said he has no doubt that this award ceremony will encourage learners across Namibia to aim for the sky in all their endeavours and become valuable and great leaders in Namibia in the respective fields they venture into.
Standard Bank said its ‘Investing in Academic Excellence’ programme aims to enhance the academic performance of learners at schools in Namibia across all 13 regions.