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What is Capital Market University Challenge?

Capital Market University Challenge is an event organized by Capital Market Authority in collaboration with AIESEC Rwanda.

The event has been running for four years now and this marks the 5th edition of the challenge.
In order to secure their future, young people need to venture into smart saving and investment that will guarantee sustainability, which includes venturing into the capital market and buying shares or bonds offered by different firms at the stock market. This need brought the whole idea of the University Challenge which seeks to create awareness on smart saving and investment through competition and also encourage young people to participate in the capital market industry.

Who can participate?

This competition is open to all competition clubs in the quiz category and individuals in the essay writing contest. All competitors from various universities across Rwanda should be composed of undergraduate students.

N.B.: Former participants of the challenge are not eligible to compete again.

When does it start?

The competition is scheduled to start from 27th February up to 22nd March 2018.
Competition model

The competition is divided into two forms ie.

I) The essay writing competition
II) The Quiz

Quiz Model:

The competition entails:
2 competing teams per round;
3 individuals per team;
6-7 minutes per round


Overall winner: Frw 1,500,000
2nd winner: Frw 1,200,000
3rd winner: Frw 800,000

Essay Writing

The topic for the essay is "The role of youth in saving through capital market"
The essay should:

-Be original and be creative
-Be no less no more 800 words;
-Size (12, Font (Times New Roman, Spacing (1.5 ;)
-Submission should be in word document
-Cover Page should contain address of the Author and university and a short Biography no more than 50 words;
Copy pasting information from websites amounts to plagiarism, punishable by discontinuation from the university challenge


-1 Entry per person/ competition club
-University student
-Essay will be submitted online via
Deadline (15th March 2018 23:59 GMT +2)


Overall winner: Frw 500,000
2nd winner: Frw 300,000
3rd winner: Frw 200,000 shares

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