Interswitch SPAK National Science Competition is an annual public and private secondary school search in Nigeria and Kenya reserved for 2nd grade (grade 11) students ages 14-17. The InterswitchSPAK competition is presented to show the ideal career path and guide students to their potential and fulfil their dreams (as inventor or entrepreneur), with a key message to promote the interests of the students, parents, teachers, and other key stakeholders in STEM education and its use in Africa.
Over the years, research has revealed that the quality of STEM education in Africa, like other core areas in Africa, has steadily and gradually declined. This is as a result of various challenges such as poverty; inadequate funding; lack of interest from students; unqualified teachers; inadequate learning aids, incessant strikes/ industrial actions, just to mention a few.
In promoting the various opportunities for a sound education for the African student especially as it relates to STEM, InterswitchSPAK Switch-a-Future Initiative is being introduced predominantly for high school students to chart the ideal career path and drive them towards full optimization of their potentials/fulfilment of their dreams.
Aim of InterswitchSPAK
- Raising and maintaining interest and interest in studying STEM at secondary schools throughout Africa.
- Increase the level of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an impartial competition that would promote quality education in Africa.
- Build a vehicle that is truly interested in the growth, development, and well-being of African students and teachers through various interventions, including scholarship programs for exceptional STEM students.
iSPAK 2020 is been hosted in Nigeria. There are many examination centers throughout Nigeria. If you are an international student and you wish to access a Nigerian scholarship, check out the list of Nigerian Scholarships.
Interswitch SPAK Competition Eligible Nationalities
Interswitch Spak Competition is made available for secondary school students who are citizens of Nigeria and Kenya. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.
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iSPAK 3.0 Prizes
All students who make it to the TV quiz competition round would get plaques, certificate of participation and educational grants amongst other things:
InterswitchSPAK winners will win the following (suggested) prizes aside from cash:
- 1st Prize: Five (5) years University Scholarship + annual stipend worth of ₦7,500,000 and a Laptop
- 2nd Prize: Three (3) years University Scholarship worth of ₦4,000,000 and a Laptop
- 3rd Prize: One (1) year University Scholarship worth of ₦1,000,000
For more information and how to submit, visit the webpage.