‘Top of the Class’ quiz competition has landed a K30 million sponsorship from FDH Bank.
Levi Nkunika, FDH’s head of marketing disclosed this Friday at Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo where the finals for ‘Top of the Class’ season three were held.
Nkunika said the quiz contest encourages academic excellence and the programme “unearthes some of the brightest students who are now working in both public and private sector.”
“Most leaders in Malawi were once ‘Top of the Class’ players or at least benefitted from it. The bank is honoured to be part of this initiative that is nurturing the talent of our future leaders
and this year we invested K30 million into the competition.
“The bank commits to continue sponsoring the ‘Top of the Class’ next year with K30 million,” said Nkunika.
• To date FDH celebrates five years of sponsoring ‘Top of the Class.’
• Funds various educational scholarships at University of Malawi (UNIMA) and MUST.
• Partners with Hope for the Blind.
• Introduced financial literacy segment in ‘Top of the Class.’
MBC’s Board chairperson Reverend Vasco Kachipapa said the overarching objectives of the public service broadcaster are “to inform, educate and entertain. ‘Top of the Class’ triples as
an informative, educative and entertaining programme.”
The Chairperson added: “As a national broadcaster, we promise to continue from where we have stopped and fortunate enough our sponsors have committed to fund the contest, we don’t take this for granted.”
Blantyre Secondary School (BSS) emerged winner in this year’s quiz finals after beating Dedza Secondary School with 37 points to 32.
BSS’s quiz patron David Kamwendo said “our team kept the faith and focus that it’s possible to beat Dedza. So we prepared and gave the best of ourselves that’s why we won.”
Other than FDH, Reunion Insurance co-sponsors the quiz contest and Dorothy Chapeyama, managing director for (RI) said: “These contests inspire the students to give out the best of themselves hence we are proud to be associated with this programme.”
Hilary Namainja, Director of administration in the Ministry of Education applauded MBC for sustaining the programme, saying through such educative programmes other students across the country are motivated to emulate the hard working spirit.
FDH prides in itself as a home grown and innovative bank with its latest Ufulu digital account requiring only a mobile phone to open an account. It just requires dialling *525# on the mobile