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  • Updated: May 12, 2021

Financial Literacy: Unity Bank Kick Starts One Minute Genius 2.0

Unity Bank Plc has flagged off its pioneer educational gameplay, the One Minute Genius(OMG) season 2.0 to further boost financial literacy among Nigerian students.

The OMG 2.0 gameplay, which kicked on May 3, 2021, on the Unity Bank’s Website is an expanded version of the maiden edition to be played virtually.

Over 200 winners will emerge at the end of the 25-day contest. To win prizes in any of the categories, participating students can play the virtual game from Monday to Friday between 8 AM – 6 PM.

The One Minute Genius (OMG) is an initiative that underscores Unity Bank’s commitment to the development of the next generation, as it seeks to connect with their aspirations and reinforce the importance of education as a vehicle to empower the Nigerian child. Children and students between the ages of 6 –17 years can participate in the game. 

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According to the Divisional Head, Retail/SME & E-business, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Olufunwa Akinmade, the idea is to enable the participants to improve their intelligence quotient and unleash the genius in them. 

Olufunwa further explained that the game will be played as a blend of quizzes containing spelling Bee and Arithmetic questions. “The children that answer the questions correctly within the one-minute stipulated timeframe will be rewarded with cash prizes”, he quipped.

Throwing more light on the initiative, Mr. Olufunwa said, “The Bank has decided to continue investing in the gameplay because it is pleased with the impact which the previous editions of the contest had created being a vehicle for reinvigorating the values of education through gamification and fun".

Further speaking Olufunwa stated that: “Unity Bank remains committed to playing a critical role in advancing learning for a better society by developing the minds of our children. And this virtual, participatory learning and reward contest has proved quite effective in achieving the goals of motivating the students towards subject mastery using a branch of reinforcement model”

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He added: “On the heels of COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted negatively on the education sector in Nigeria by disrupted learning, an activity such as the OMG provides a veritable opportunity to boost learning even as all stakeholders continue to make deliberate efforts to cater to the needs of our future generation.

“We hope that parents and guardians will encourage their wards with every support needed to enable the students to explore the opportunity that this provides.”

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe

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