On Friday, 15th October 2021, 10 students from Strathmore University Business School (SBS) and Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) attended the student organization leaders’ workshop for the NSE AIB-AXYS Stock Market Challenge. This workshop took place at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
The students were accompanied by Mr. Noah Otinga, a Faculty Member at Strathmore University Business School. The participating students were Joseph Ongaki, Maryann Wekesa, Sarah Kataka, Nzai Irene, Mercy Nyambuche, Kimilu Linda, Michael Ochola, Marcia Abila, Peter Wanyangi, and Brian Mwangi.
The University Stock Market Challenge (USMC) is a partnership between AIB-AXYS Africa and the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
The student organization leaders’ workshop was an interactive session that gave the participants a run-down of the challenge. The session was also attended by student leaders from the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the University of Nairobi (UON).
Its aim is to increase financial literacy among Kenyan youth on personal finance skills training and proficiency in capital market investing and trading equity securities. Ultimately, its intention is to create skilled and confident investors who will become active stock investors.
Between 18th October and 29th October 2021, the organization leaders working with AIB-AXYS and NSE will roll out the registration and onboarding of the participants. The goal is to have 100 students per university. The University Stock Market Challenge will officially be launched on 1st November 2021 and run for three months ending on 31st January 2021.
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Article by: Peter Wanyangi
BCom Finance year 4
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