Stanbic Targets Soft Skilling as Schools Set for National Debate Showdown

Stanbic Bank has unveiled the 2018 regional winners of the Stanbic National Schools Championship after a debate competition which involved four schools in each region contesting for the regional title.

The schools crowned winners in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western regions include; Muni Girls Secondary School, Nakanyonyi Girls’ Secondary School, Mengo Senior School and Bweranyangi Girls’ Senior Secondary School respectively.

Congratulating the schools upon their great success, Barbara Kasekende, Stanbic Bank CSI Manager said, “The Stanbic National Schools competition journey thus far has been challenging for the students but fruitful at the same time. I am more than excited for the schools that have made it this far and cannot wait to see what more these brilliant students have to offer.”

She added, “It has been a learning curve not only for the students but those who witnessed the debates as well.”

The regional debate competitions are in the fourth stage of the Stanbic National Schools Championship which started with classroom competitions, oral quiz competition, and essay competition.

This year’s theme ‘Empowering the job creators of tomorrow’, seeks to nurture skills beyond the class room.

The four finalist schools will be hosted at a training boot camp which will equip the students with business soft skills, how to develop a business plan, networking, communication skills among others that they will need to succeed in the real world.

The students will then be tasked to develop and execute the business plan in their respective schools.


The school that presents the best executed plan at the finals to be held in Kampala will be crowned 2018 Stanbic National Schools Champions.

The four schools are expected to represent their respective regions at the Grand finale to be held in Kampala on 5th July 2018.


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