To encourage financial literacy among young people, we recently teamed up with Yellow Cowries, to host a Financial Literacy Quiz Competition.
The event which held at the the Union Bank Sports Complex-The Stable, located at 45 Bode Thomas, Surulere, hosted 150 participating students drawn from over 50 public secondary schools in Lagos. The participants engaged in various fun and engaging quiz games that educated them on concepts around financial planning and money management.
Interactive and engaging competition formats were deployed throughout the day to inspire and enlighten the pupils on financial literacy concepts. Specially designed games were also used to effectively broaden the youngsters’ horizons and make them more financially literate.
Financial literacy has been a passion project of Union Bank for many years and this has enabled us to impact and empower young people to acquire financial knowledge that has helped them on their way to actualising their dreams and aspirations.
Competitions like the Yellow Cowries Financial Literacy Competition are examples of how we Enable Success in the communities we serve as these initiative aligns with our objective of driving financial knowledge among the young people of Nigeria which in turn improves the economy of the country.
Speaking at the event, our Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Olufunmilola Aluko emphasised our desire to develop the potential of the Nigerian youth with the required knowledge and guidance to help them achieve remarkable things. She highlighted how the competition extends our broader commitment to education through the Edu360 platform. Edu360, is our initiative designed to enhance quality education and improve learning outcomes for Nigerian children and youth in general.
At the end of the competition, Ajigbeda Girls Senior High School, Ijeshatedo Senior Secondary School, and Stadium Senior High School clinched the first, second, and third positions, respectively out of the 55 schools in Lagos State that participated in the event.
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