Standard Bank Namibia awarded cash prizes worth N$280 000 to 84 top performing Grade 10 and 12 learners including 28 best schools countrywide at a prize-giving ceremony held in Windhoek yesterday (4 February 2015).
This forms part of Standard Bank’s longstanding partnership with the Ministry of Education in investing a total of N$1.3-million towards 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.
“I have no doubt that today’s award ceremony will encourage learners across Namibia to aim for the sky in all their endeavours. And I also believe that all our prize winners will be
ambassadors of their respective regions and will continue to do us proud by one day becoming valuable and great leaders in Namibia in their respective fields they venture into. We are really proud of you and confident that your role in the future will contribute to the enhancement of our economy and in turn our people,” said Standard Bank Namibia’s PR & Communications Manager Surihe Gaomas-Guchu.
Standard Bank Namibia’s ‘Investing in Academic Excellence’ programme aims to enhance the academic performance of learners at schools in Namibia across all 13 regions.
In his keynote address, Minister of Education Dr David Namwandi said education is the key to a bright future and the responsibility should not be left in the hands of Government alone.
“Let us join hands to fulfil this collective responsibility in order to provide quality education to our children. We all have a valuable role to play and I urge more corporate companies to join us in this noble cause in order for us to reach our developmental goal of Vision 2030,” said Dr Namwandi.
Contact person and issued by:
Surihe Gaomas; Manager: PR & Corporate Communication
Standard Bank: Marketing Department
Tel: +264 (61) 294 2529
Cell: 081 2187473
E-mail: [email protected]