The winner of the competition is Edon Hambari from the primary school “Ismail Qemali” from Skopje
Nearly 500 students from primary and secondary schools from all over the country took part in the national competition of the European Money Quiz, which, as in other European countries, was held through the electronic platform Kahoot!
- – The first place was won by Edon Hambari from the primary school “Ismail Qemali” from Skopje, under the mentorship of Merita Tairi.
- – The second place was won by Andrej Shumanski from the primary school “Kiril Pejcinovic” from Skopje, under the mentorship of Aleksandra Boshkovska-Spasovska.
- – The third place was won by Antonio Jordanoski from the elementary school “Rampo Levkata” from Prilep, under the mentorship of Ilcho Jordanoski.
The quiz is a project of the European Banking Federation and aims to motivate schools and the teaching staff in Europe to invest even more in the financial education of students aged 13 to 15. This is the second time that our country is a part of this important project, initiated and organized by the Macedonian Banking Association, in cooperation with the National Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission and with the support of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Science.
Due to the condition of the COVID-19, this year the national competitions in several European countries, including ours, were held in a different way than last year – with online participation and individual student performances, without teams. Before the competition, the internal testing in the schools covered about 5500 students, which confirms that at the moment in our country this is the most massive event of a competitive-educational character intended for young people.
The official closing of the European Money Quiz for 2020 will be held online, on June 16, with a grand finale in English in which, in addition to students, mentors, parents and all other interested people for financial education are invited to take part in it. The event will feature the winners of the national competitions for young people aged 13 to 15, including Edon Hambari, and the European Banking Federation is going to promote its Financial Literacy Report in Europe.
The Macedonian Banking Association, the National Bank, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education and Science congratulate all schools, mentors and students who, despite the numerous challenges posed by the corona crisis, demonstrated high awareness for the great importance of investing in financial literacy and in such a difficult period, worked diligently to achieve significant results through the European Money Quiz, which are an investment in the further development of the Macedonian economy and a kind of guarantee for the active involvement of the young generations in the financial flows.
The experience that financial institutions gain during the corona crisis once again confirm the importance of investing in financial education and in encouraging a better financial inclusion for the population. All institutions that participate and support the European Money Quiz in our country continue with their activities in this area, and in the process of planning for some of the activities the experiences gained during this period will be used.
The winner of the national competition of the European Money Quiz, as well as the students who won the second and third place and their mentors will be awarded.