Category: Secondary School

Apply: InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition 2018

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.

SPAK OBJECTIVES

  1. To arouse and sustain keen interest in the study of STEM in high schools across Africa.
  2. To raise the standard of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an unbiased competition that would promote sound education in Africa.
  3. To create a vehicle that is genuinely interested in the growth, development and well-being of Africa students and teachers through various interventions including scholarship schemes for outstanding STEM students.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. 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.
  2. Participation in this competition is FREE.
  3. Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com
  4. 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.
  5. Mixed-schools are required to have at least two female students-amongst the six(6)  that would represent them.
  6. There are many examination centers across Nigeria.

THE 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.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  1. The SPAK National exam will hold on Saturday April 21st, 2018 across Nigeria, please check the list of centers on www.interswitchspak.com.
  2. Students must come to their designated examination centres by 10am for accreditation with their Registration slip duly signed and stamped by their school principal.
  3. Latecomers will not be allowed to write the examination.
  4. Students are to come along with only HB pencil, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  5. Students must conduct themselves in an orderly manner
  6. Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the student.
  7. All students MUST come to the exam venue in their School Uniform.
  8. Please refer to examination centre list to check for the centre nearest to you.
  9. The competition is open to SS2 (year 11) students ONLY.
  10. Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying exams in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics based on the current SS2 WAEC/NECO syllabuses.
  11. The decision of the organizers/ NECO is final and we shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.

PLEASE NOTE

  1. Students are advised to check their results via the online platform that will be made available to them from May 21st 2018.
  2. We strongly recommend that students sit for the examination at centres nearest to them·
  3. Only qualified students will be contacted for the second stage (TV quiz) of the competition.
  4. The InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition is to discover Nigeria’s best science student.

Deadline: Sunday, 15th April, 2018

National Exam Date: Saturday, 21st April, 2018

Further information and to register visit www.interswitchspak.com

Apply: Science Without Borders Challenge 2018

Science without Borders Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

Science without Borders Challenge was created to get students and teachers more involved and interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This yearly contest inspires students to be creative while using different types of media to promote public awareness of important ocean conservation issues.

This year’s theme is “Why Coral Reefs Matter“. Use your artistic talents to create a piece of art that illustrates why coral reefs matter to you, your country, the world, and/or other organisms or ecosystems.

2018 has been declared the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding of the values and threats to coral reefs, and to support related conservation, research, and management efforts. All around the world, nations, organizations, schools, and individuals will celebrate the IYOR 2018 in a variety of ways.

Works will be judged in two categories:

• 11–14 year-olds
• 15–19 year-olds

There is no minimum or maximum size requirements for the artwork. Acceptable media includes paintpencilmarkercrayonink, and chalk. All submissions must be made by an individual artist. Group submissions are not permitted.

There is no entry fee.

Eligibility

Open worldwide to all students 11-19 year-olds.

Prize

• 1st Place: 500 USD scholarship
• 2nd Place: 350 USD scholarship
• 3rd Place: 200 USD scholarship

For more information visit Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.

Apply: National Information Technology Whizkids Competition 2018

The National Information Technology Whizkids Competition is open to students in Private and Public Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Computer Society considers the Competition as a development process and encouragement of excellence amongst secondary school students across the country, who are the future leaders of this great nation.

Guidelines for participation:

Interested Secondary Schools should complete the registration form online for two (2) candidates with evidence of payment of N2, 000.00 (Two thousand naira only per school) registration fee. Only students from SS1 to SS2 are eligible to participate.

Please note that ALL SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE

Bank Details:

Account Name: Nigeria Computer Society

First Bank of Nigeria: 2001762424

Zenith Bank: 1011565784

(Please, use the name of school as payee)

Deadline for registration and Stages: 30th April, 2018:

  • Stage 1: State Competition at Designated State Centres – 9th May, 2018
  • Stage 2: Zonal Competition at Designated Zonal Centres – 30th May, 2018
  • Stage 3: Grand Finale – 18th July, 2018

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM

Designated Zonal Centres:

Zone Center
South-EastAbia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo Owerri, Imo State
South-SouthCross-River, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Rivers, Delta Port Harcourt, Rivers State
South-WestEkiti, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo Oshogbo, Osun State
North-WestKatsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kebbi Gusau, Zamfara State
North-EastAdamawa, Gombe, Borno, Taraba, Yobe, Bauchi Bauchi, Bauchi State
North-CentralPlateau, Kogi, Niger, Benue, Nasarawa, Kwara, Abuja Abuja, FCT

LOTS OF AWARD ITEMS!!!

Computer products, cash prizes, scholarship and consolation prizes will be given to winners & all contestants

For Further Enquiries:

All correspondence/questions should be directed to:

NCS National Secretariat:

Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State

E-mail: educomm@ncs.org.ng

Iyiola Ayoola – iyiola@ncs.org.ng; 08023402917

Ijeoma Nwanaju – ijeoma@ncs.org.ng; 08037213920

Apply: TechGen Challenge for primary and secondary school pupils 2018

TechGen Challenge is an annual convergence of kids, Tech companies, incubators, investors and other key tech players. It is an event organized by TechGen Africa.

TechGen Africa has deliberately and strategically decided to prepare Africans for the future by addressing the problem from the foundations. This is done by teaching primary and secondary school kids computer programming, Arificial Intelligence, machine learning, Robotics and Animation.

If you’re a school owner, Head of School, Principal, Proprietor, this is a competition you will want to part of, as this puts your school in the spot light.

Why TechGen Challenge?

  • It is designed to foster healthy competition in ICT among kids & Teens, in various private and public, primary & secondary schools, in Africa.
  • It is designed to initiate in African kids & teens, interest towards technological innovations.
  • It is designed to stimulate African kids & Teens in the need to be part of the world’s tech ecosystem.
  • Ultimately, it is to establish Africa as the leading tech producing continent in the world.

Worth

TechGen Challenge Awards
Awards shall be presented to the best innovations as well as the participants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The challenge is planned for pupils/students from Grade 3 – SS3,
  • Participants can compete individually or in teams.

Areas the Challenge will Cover

The area of contest shall be on

  • Web development
  • Game development
  • Mobile app development
  • Animation

Contest date

The Challenge holds on 16th March, 2018

Guide for Participants

  • Registration is to be done online
  • Click here to register by filling in and uploading details
  • Follow Tech Gen Africa on its social media platforms.

Organiser : Tech Gen Africa

Deadline : 10th March, 2018

Further Information

Follow Tech Gen Africa to get more information on the Tech Gen Challenge on FacebookTwitter or Visit its website.

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