Kathmandu: Nepal Economics Olympiad, an annual economics competition for high school students, is taking place on January 8, 2022, all over Nepal with over 18 exams centers. Each province of Nepal will have at least one centre for the regional competition.
“Our target is to make the participation of around 700 students pursuing high school and equivalent from over 120 institutions,” the organizers said in a statement.
The national competition will be held for four days from 23 to the 26th of February 2022 at Kathmandu College of Management, Lalitpur. Altogether 75 students selected from the regional competition will participate in the national competition.
Five top contestants will go on to participate in an international competition slated for July 2022 in Shanghai, China. Similarly, six students will get the opportunity to participate in World Economics Cup 2022.
“Our mission is to find and inspire young talents from Nepal who aspire to be leaders of tomorrow in economics, finance, and business,” said Arjun Sapkota, president at NEO. “We are also conducting the programs with the aim of enhancing the critical and logical ability of young students to create problem-solving aptitude.”
NEO has been hosting the Olympiad at the national level and participating in the International Economics Olympiad (IEO) since 2019, where the country won a bronze medal. Nepal bagged two bronze medals in 2020 and 2021 while the country walked away with bronze medals in the 2020 World Economics Cup, including the first position in fundamentals of economics and three silver medals and two bronze medals in the 2021 competition.
Interested institutions and individuals can register their team by contacting the organizers. The deadline for registration is 30 December 2021.
The organizers are collecting the funds for the competition through ‘Go fund me’.