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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 register for Stage Two.

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 10 students with the highest scores from each university to proceed to the next level.

Stage Three

University Presentation Stage

  • During this stage the Top ten student from each participating university will make 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.

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.

GRAND FINALE

This will consist of the top 12 students overall who will make a 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

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
FABULOUS PRIZES TO BE WON

GRAND WINNER:
  • KSh. 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 KSh. 75,000.00
 
FIRST RUNNERS-UP:
  • KSh. 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:
  • KSh. 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:
  • KSh 5,000.00 each to buy a portfolio shares listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange
  • Certificate of participation for all participants
VISIT WWW.CMA.OR.KE
PARTICIPATION IS FREE