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CAPITAL MARKETS UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2018 - FACT SHEET

As part of its investor education initiatives, the Capital Markets Authority intends to conduct a National Capital Markets University Challenge beginning July 2018 that will comprise of 5 stages leveraging both technology and standard forums leading to the Grand Finale in November, 2018. This is an inter-university competition that will primarily focus on testing the participants’ knowledge and understanding of capital markets and financial issues.

  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
    • To increase the  capital markets knowledge base and awareness among the youth;
    • To encourage a culture of savings and investments through information dissemination on the capital markets;
    • To encourage discussions on capital markets with a view to increase the potential investor base;
    • To leveragethe academia as a key stakeholder CMA by targeting university students as potential investors;
    • To leverage on technology in promoting investor education and public awareness among the youth.
  2. GENERAL STRUCTURE OF THE CHALLENGE
    The challenge will comprise of the following five stages which will be staggered over time through various delivery mechanisms for maximum impact and to allow for effective participation.
    1. Stage One  (Online Examination) - Elimination Stage
      • Leverage technology through an online examination process;
      • Candidates of participating universities only will be required to register;
      • Once a participant opens the exam within the window during the examination time allotted for the university,  the exam will have to be completed within a specified period to be provided;
      • Exams will be multiple choice;
      • No participant can repeat or reenter to take an exam;
      • The scores and names will be selected subject to a basic selection algorithm;
      • Only the top 100 winners from each university as identified by the system will proceed to Stage Two.
    2. Stage Two(Online Examination) - Scavenger Hunt Stage
      • The stage will also be online except that the response to the questions will require one to actually go through our website and Resource Centre Portal to locate specific information before answering the question;
      • Once a participant opens the exam within the window during the examination time allotted for the university,  the exam will have to be completed within a specified period to be provided;
      • No participant can repeat or reenter to take an exam;
      • Exams will be multiple choice;
      • The scores and names will be selected subject to a basic selection algorithm;
      • The objective of this stage is to select the top 1o students with the highest scores from each university to proceed to the next level.
    3. Stage Three  (University Presentation Stage)
      • During this stage the Top ten student from each participating university willmake public presentation to fellow students and judges from CMA and selected university faculty members/lecturers;
      • The topics will be chosen by the student and approved by CMA;
      • The objective of this stage is to have the top 2 students from each university to compete in the Semi Finals below.
    4. Stage Four (Semi – final stage)
      • This will consist of the two short-listed students from each participating university who will be invited to the Authority Conference Room to present and respond to structured questions;
      • A panel of judges  will comprise of CMA staff members and other stakeholders;
      • The output of this stage is for the top 12 students overall to proceed to the Grand Finale below.
    5. Grand Finale
      • This will consist of the top 12 students overall who will makea 20-minute presentation to invited public and university students from all participating universities, CMA staff and stakeholders at a Hotel in Nairobi CBD;
      • The panel of judges will comprise of CMA staff members and other stakeholders;
      • A cocktail to celebrate the winners will also be included as part of the program in the evening.
  3. RULES OF THE CHALLENGE 
    • The Capital Markets University Challenge will be open to all continuing undergraduate students at the Universities within Kenya;
    • The participating students should not in any way be related to employees of Capital Markets Authority or any other officials who will be involved in the challenge.
    • Only students in good standing will be eligible to participate;
    • Students must be at least 18 years or older to participate;
    • The Authority will award printed certificates to the top 10 winners only. Other participants will be able to download certificates of participation during the online stages and via email for the 3rd stage.
  4. FABULOUS PRIZES TO BE WON 

Grand winner:

  • Kshs. 150,000.00 to buy a portfolio of shares listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange:
  • Visit the Securities Exchange Commissions and the Securities Exchange in a robust African country for three days;
  • Winner’s university receives books and materials and capital markets literature worth Kshs.75,000.00.

First runners-up:

  • Kshs. 100,000.00 to buy a portfolio of shares listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange;
  • Visit to the Securities Exchange Commissions and the Securities Exchange in a robust African country for three days.

Second runners-up:

  • Kshs. 50,000.00 to buy a portfolio of shares listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange;
  • Visit to the Securities Exchange Commissions and the Securities Exchange in a robust market in an African country for three days.

Participants 4-12:

  • Kshs 5,000.00 each to buy a portfolio shares listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange;
  • Certificate of participation for all participants.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE!!!