Category: Educational Competition

Crystalinks Education Essay Competition 2018

The second edition of the Crystalinks Education Essay Competition 2018 will open for entries on 16th April 2018.


Participants in this contest are required to carry out research and also go through the services and core values of Crystalinks Education through the website and proffer implementable methods that can successfully pitch educational consultancy firms like Crystalinks Education in African countries especially Nigeria.


1. Participants must be students and individuals in Africa aged between 15-25 years.
2. Submissions should be made by email only to
3. Only one entry per participant is allowed.
4. Submissions should include a cover letter with name, date of birth, email address and/or phone number of the participant.
5. Essays must be between 800-1000 words.
6. All submissions must be in English language.
7. Winners will be determined by judges selected by Crystalinks Education.
8. Participants will be rated or judged for out-of-the-box Content, Organization, Expression, and Mechanical Accuracy.
9. Submission of entries will be open from April 16th to April 30th 2018.

A longlist of ten (10) will be published on May 15th 2018.
A shortlist of five (5) will be published on May 22nd 2018.
Winners will be published on June 1st 2018.


1st Prize – N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira)
2nd Prize – N30,000 (Thirty Thousand Naira)
3rd Prize – N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira)


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.


  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.


  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
  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.


There are two main levels of the competition.


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.


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.


  1. The SPAK National exam will hold on Saturday April 21st, 2018 across Nigeria, please check the list of centers on
  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.


  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

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.


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


• 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.


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


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


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


Iyiola Ayoola –; 08023402917

Ijeoma Nwanaju –; 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.


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.

Bilateral Education Agreement (BAE) Scholarship Awards 2018/2019 for Nigerians to Study Abroad

Deadline February 15th 2018

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BAE) Scholarship Award 2018/2019 is now open. The Honorable minister of Education(HME) in Nigeria invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the nomination interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BAE) scholarship award for undergraduate and postgraduate studies abroad.


The BAE scholarship is for:

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degree were obtained from Russia, China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc.


Field of study:

  • Undergraduate level Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (Very limited), etc.
  • Postgraduate level (Masters degree and Ph.D) in all fields.



For Undergraduate:

  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) distinctions (As&Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in subject relevant to their field of study including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than two (2) years old (2016&2017).
  • Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

For Postgraduate:

  • All applications for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a first degree with at least 2nd class upper division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C
  • Age limit is 35 years for Maters and 40 years for Ph.D. and only

o   N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;

o   Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.



  • Applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language course of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction;
  • All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: before 15th February, 2018

o   Complete the application online

o   Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to general application.


For more information click here

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