Eighth edition of Capital Market University Challenge goes virtual

On 12 May 2021 at 03:23

Rwanda Capital Market Authority (CMA) has organized the eighth edition of ‘Capital Market University Challenge’, a competition aimed at creating awareness among the youth about the capital market and eventually capacitating them to become future investors.

This year’s edition is open for interested students from all universities in Rwanda whereby they will be allowed to participate in the competition in quiz and essay categories.

The Communication Officer at the Capital Market Authority, Magnifique Migisha has explained that the competition seeks among other things to instill saving culture among the youth and investing through capital market.

“The competition is aimed at creating deep awareness among students about the capital market and instills in them the culture of saving and making investment through the market. We are optimistic that the competition will particularly prepare the youth to become future investors of the market and professionals of the capital market industry who will extend awareness to their colleagues,” he said.


Students willing to participate in the contest are required to make registration through the link available online (investor.cma.rw/cmuc/login/index.php ).

After successfully filling the registration form and creating the new account, the system sends a notification to the email provided during the registration for account validation.

The students need to access their email account, and click on the link provided to validate the account.

After account validation, the student will return to the login page to put the username and password and access the application.

The registration deadline is set on 21st May 2021.

The competition will involve both a set of quizzes and a topic for essay writing, done online, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge among students about the capital market industry and the variety of opportunities it offers.

This year, the quiz session will be held virtually through the provided link: http://investor.cma.rw

For further assistance, individuals can reach out to CMA via Twitter handle, @CMARwanda or send an email: [email protected]

Competition for the quiz category, which is divided into three rounds, will take place from May 25 to June 1.

The first round for the competition for the quiz category will be held on May 25, the second round on May 27 and the third round on June 1.

In the essay category, all contestants will submit their final essays on June 2.

Individuals will compete in both quiz and essay categories after creating an account via http://investor.cma.rw/cmuc/login/index.php.

After creating an account, the contestants will wait for the Quiz or Essay to be uploaded in the system and be communicated once ready.

For those to compete under the Quiz category there will be a set of three rounds of tests.

Those who succeed in the first round will go for the second round, and those who succeed will go for the finals.

For those to compete under the Essay category, they will submit the final essays in the system under the theme “Why should the youth consider saving and investing in the capital market at an early age”.

The essay should, be original and innovative, have not more than 800 words and copy and pasting information from websites will amount to plagiarism, punishable by discontinuation from the challenge.

The judges are expected to submit the marks for essay category on June 6 while the virtual awards ceremony will be held on June 8.

Awards to the winners of both categories will be available in the form of securities of one of the domestic companies listed at the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE).

Competition for the quiz category, which is divided into three rounds, will take place from May 25 to June 1.