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Essay Runners Up Annouced

The South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) yesterday announced the 1st and 2nd runner-up award recipients of the 2018 national essay competition. The 2018 national essay competition was an inaugural investor
18 Sep 2018 10:00
Essay Runners Up Annouced
From left: Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Ariff Ali, Grace Fong, Aftareen Khan, Dhaveeta Kumar, Neha Sharma and South Pacific Stock Exchange chairperson Nur Bano Ali during the announcement on September 17, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

The South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) yesterday announced the 1st and 2nd runner-up award recipients of the 2018 national essay competition.

The 2018 national essay competition was an inaugural investor awareness initiative launched in March this year with assistance from the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts.

It was targeted at secondary school students in Fiji.

The main objective of this initiative has been to assist and inspire school students to rise to the financial skills challenge and build their confidence and knowledge about savings and investments about the stock market from an early age.

The national essay competition was divided into two categories: Category one focused on students from Year nine and ten, while category two focused on students from Year 11, 12 and 13.

Optional topics were given to students related to stock market concepts and activities with an aim to get students to research about SPSE, its listed companies, licensed stockbrokers, industry regulator and its core functions.

Overall, a total of 239 submissions were received by the SPSE from 44 schools all around Fiji.

To maintain transparency and independence of SPSE in identifying the various category winners.

SPSE appointed an independent panel of Judges who were represented by a mixture of personnel from stockbroking industry, listed companies, academia, financial institutions and those having broader capital market knowledge.

All the submissions underwent a rigorous assessment process over various rounds of consideration with the Judges.

The winners will be announced at the SPSE annual awards on September 28.

 

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