Teso College Aloet crowned Eastern region winner in Stanbic National School Championships

Cathy Adengo, Head of CSI and Communications Stanbic Bank (2nd right) and Brain Mulondo the quiz master of the Stanbic National Schools Championship pose for a group photo with students from Teso College Aloet who emerged as winners at the Eastern regional competition of National School Championships. Teso College Aloet will represent the Eastern region at the final National Championships on April 29, 2017.

Teso College Aloet from Soroti district has been crowned Eastern regional winner of the ‘Stanbic National Schools Championship’ for 2017. They beat off stiff competition from four other schools and will now represent the region at the Grand finale set to be held in Kampala on 29 April 2017.

Congratulating the team from Teso College Aloet at the prize giving ceremony held at Mbale Secondary School, Samuel Ocanya, Stanbic Bank Regional Manager – Eastern said, “This is a fantastic achievement for Teso College Aloet and I am certain they are truly proud that they are reached this stage of the competition. It has not been easy given the level of preparation required and quality of the schools.”

The regional quiz competitions are the third stage in National Championship School which started with classroom competitions and an essay challenge in February; held in each of Uganda’s four regions the students are tested in a team quiz format on financial literacy, life skills, logical thinking and general knowledge.

Giving an update on the progress of the competition so far Cathy Adengo, Head of CSI and Communications said that the bank was very happy with progress of the programme and pleased to see the amazing talent from across the country.  “The level of enthusiasm and support from the students has been incredible and we are pleased that this competition moving on to the next level that will show us the greatest minds in the country.”

Speaking about the next stage of the competition Martin Muhwezi, the Programme Director of the implementing partner revealed, “The teams who make it to the Grand finale are expected to develop and run a bank simulation project over a one month period. At the end of the month they each make presentations before a panel of judges on their project. The team deemed by the Judges to have conducted the best project wins the grand prize which is a fully paid trip to South Africa for the two team mates and their patron teacher plus lunch with the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank.”

40 schools and 4,000 students have taken part in this year’s competition; these include both Government and Private Schools chosen with due consideration by Stanbic Bank’s partners in the Championship the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Schools competing at the Regional level

Eastern Uganda

  • Tororo Girls School – Tororo
  • Mbale SS – Mbale
  • St. Paul’s College – Mbale
  • Teso College Aloet – Soroti – Winner
  • Hamdan Girls School – Mbale

Northern Uganda

  • Pope John Paul II College – Gulu
  • Aduku SS – Apac
  • Sir Samuel Baker – Gulu
  • Sacred Heart – Gulu    – Winner
  • Dr. Obote College – Lira

Western Uganda

  • Ntare School – Mbarara
  • Mary Hill High School – Mbarara
  • Mbarara High School – Mbarara
  • Immaculate Heart Girls School – Rukungiri
  • Kinoni Girls School – Mbarara


  • Makerere Modern School
  • Mt St Mary’s College Namagunga
  • Kibuli SS
  • Mengo SS
  • St Mary’s College Kisubi