Caprivi Senior Secondary School wins BoN competition (The Namibia Press Agency)

Learners of the Caprivi Senior Secondary School walked away with a N.dollar 50 000 prize at the annual Bank of Namibia national high school competition in the capital on Thursday evening.

The Etosha Secondary School in the copper mining town of Tsumeb scooped the second prize and was awarded a cheque of N.dollar 30 000 for their efforts.

The third prize of N.dollar 10 000 went to Ponhoffi Secondary School of the Ohangwena region, while Jan Mohr which is commanding the fourth place was awarded a printer for their school worth N.dollar 1 000.

A total of 205 senior secondary schools and combined schools took part in the competition and only the four above mentioned schools made it to the final.

The competition which is the bank’s key project targeting at improving and educating high school learners about the role of the central banks in Namibia and the economy.

I believe that the preparing for this competition provided learners with valuable information about the central banking and the role that the bank plays in the economy, said the Director of Education in Khomas Region, Gerhard Vries in his speech which was read on his behalf by the Khomas region Inspector of Education Milton Yaotto during the competition.

Vries added that, he was certain that the competition has broadened the mind sets of both the learners and the teachers who have been involved in the competition.

Her further went on to commend the Bank of Namibia for undertaking this valuable initiative of the competition.

One of the student learners, Matheus Hamibodi form Ponhoffi Senior Secondary School said that, he was very delighted that they won and that they can take something back to their school.

The Bank of Namibia national high school competition is country wide competition which was initiated eight years ago and this year 820 learners from 205 schools participated from all 14 regions.

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. Through this exercise, the Bank of Namibia also supports the Ministry of Education in its educational goals and objectives.