Applications are invited from both public and private secondary schools in Nigeria for the 2019 InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition. The deadline for submission of applications is 7th April, 2019. Register for InterswitchSPAK 2.0 for a chance to win university scholarships worth over 12.5 million Naira.
InterswitchSPAK is an annual search across high schools (public and private) in Nigeria for only SS 2 (year 11) students between the ages of 14-17 years.It is introduced to chart the ideal career path and drive the student towards full optimization of their potentials and fulfilment of their dreams (either as an inventor or entrepreneur) with a key message of revving up the interest of students; parents, teachers and other key stakeholders towards STEM education and its application in Africa.
Registration has commenced for the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science competition. The second season of the competition, tagged ‘InterswitchSPAK 2.0’ is a CSR initiative of the Interswitch Group.
InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition Eligibility.
- This competition is open to students in SSS2 (year 11) between 14 – 17 years; attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria.
- Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Science (SS2 students), irrespective of religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance their chances of qualifying for the second round of the competition.
- Mixed-schools are required to have at least two female students-amongst the six(6) that would represent them.
- The winners of the InterswitchSPAK + Project will be rewarded with Founders Award
- 1st to 3 rd place winners stand an optional chance of being employed by Interswitch
- Please note that all the participating schools are expected to be rewarded with e- certificates and other prizes based on their different point/s of disengagement
InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition Prizes.
- The overall winner will be awarded a five-year scholarship in any tertiary institution, a laptop, a gold trophy and monthly stipends throughout the duration of the scholarship, all totalling N7.5million.
- The second-place winner will be awarded a three-year scholarship, a laptop, a silver trophy and monthly stipends for the three years totalling N4million;
- while the third place winner will receive a year-long scholarship worth N1 million, a laptop, and a bronze trophy.
InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition Examination.
There are two main levels of the competition.
FIRST ROUND: WRITTEN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
- In this stage, all the online registered students’ (i.e. the best SIX (6) from each registered school) will write a National qualifying examination conducted by NECO at designated centers across Nigeria including FCT, Abuja.
- Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying exams in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current year 11 WAEC/NECO syllabuses.
- The National Qualifying Exams: 100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.
SECOND ROUND: TV QUIZ COMPETITION
- The best 81 students (with the highest scores) out of those who wrote the qualifying examination will be invited to participate at this stage of the competition. This will be recorded and transmitted on Television across Nigeria and Africa.
- The overall best three students per State will be recognised.
How to Register for InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition.
Participation in this competition is FREE and registration to participate is strictly online.
To ensure a hitch-free registration process, prospective schools should note the following steps outlined below: