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Lobatse Senior School Wins Big At BSE Annual Schools Competition

BSE CEO - Thapelo TsheoleLobatse Senior Secondary school are the winners of this year’s Botswana
Stock Exchange Senior Schools Competition walking away with a lucrative sum
of P15, 000.00.

The competition which was recently hosted at the UB library auditorium
featured  10 finalists senior Secondary schools across the country in
Matsha College, St Joseph’s College, Livingstone Kolobeng College, Swaneng
Hill School, Ghanzi, Nata, Lotswane, Letlhakane and Good-hope Senior
Secondary School respectively.

The competition which is in its 5th year running  saw a division of 2
groups, group A & group B squaring it up in numerous rounds of Quiz
Questions.

After successfully sailing through the first hurdles Lobatse defeated the
ever powerful St Joseph’s College in sudden death questions after both were
tied at 4 points each prompting officials to call a tie breaker in which
the Lobatse Senior Students had to put their technical knowledge of the
stock markets to swink rivals St Joseph’s down.

On the other hand Good-hope Senior proceeded to the semifinals by a stroke
of luck as Lotsane had to pull out after defaulting by using both form
fours and fives rather than four (4) students. In a gesture of  good will
the school decided to withdraw but Good Hope Senior was well beaten by a
well drilled Swaneng side.

In a bizarre turnout of events for the third position, St Josephs were
brought to their knees by the relenting Good -Hope School which had all
their ambitions of thwarting their competitor’s clear efforts to victory.

The final saw the peleng breed Business heads taking their business and
Commerce subjects expertise to the podium with Swaneng Hill School in a
closely contested nerve -racking quiz. After the dust had settled Lobatse
won with 3, to 2 points of Swaneng Hill.

Lobatse senior secondary school emerged victorious in a highly contested
finance and Investment competition ,an initiative by Botswana Stock
Exchange(BSE) which moves to promote financial literacy from grassroots
level.

Lobatse walked away with P15, 000, Swaneng Hill P9, 000 lastly Good Hope
Senior with P6, 000 (first-third place).Head of Market Development Thapelo
Moribane expressed delight at the turnout encouraging  this year’s losers
not to lose faith..

“Those who did not win it’s an opportunity for you to come back stronger
next time,’’ she said.

She noted that the competition was geared to educate and ensure
participation in the stock market and as such she thanked every stakeholder
involved in ensuring that this happened.

According to Ms Moribame as the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) they aspire
to see a change in the financial industry and encouraged teachers to
continue educating students on its role.

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