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First Global Master Minds Quiz resumes later this year

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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A burst of synergy will once again be a prominent feature among students and the teaching administration in a number of primary schools in St James when the First Global Bank (FGB) Master Minds Quiz competitions resume later this year.

The synergy will also be experienced among pupils and their teachers in schools across Manchester, St Catherine, Kingston and St Ann, who will be participating in the contest in the coming months. The FGB Master Minds Quiz competitions are being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture (MOEYC).

Chief executive officer at FGB Mariame McIntosh-Robinson, is extending early notice to the teaching administration of primary schools in the respective parishes to start preparing their students for an exciting quiz competition.

The competitions form part of the FGB/MOEYC Music Literacy programme, which is being undertaken in 15 schools across the five parishes, established six years ago.

Global Cares, the non-profit organisation formed by FGB last year, now has the responsibility of planning and executing all community outreach projects on behalf of FGB, including the quiz contests.

McIntosh-Robinson acknowledged that FGB/MOEYC Master Minds Quiz Competition had taken a break since 2015, but confirmed that it would be back, starting in the new school year with bigger cash rewards for the winning schools.

“The competitions are back, so we are asking all the schools to start preparing their students and stay tuned for further announcements. The First Global Bank/Global Cares family are very excited about plans to continue with the contest,” McIntosh-Robinson assured.

Previously, schools placing first and second received $500,000 and $250,000 respectively, which was used towards developmental projects at the institutions.

“The cash prizes this time around will be quite impressive in comparison to the previous rewards,” noted McIntosh-Robinson.

“We do have a healthy budget for the year to support all 15 schools involved in our programme. What we are now doing is to allocate funds to the different branches to assist the schools outside the Corporate Area that we do not get to visit on a regular basis,” McIntosh-Robinson stated.

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