2020 Interswitch SPAK 2.0 Competition for Nigerians

Interswitch SPAK National Science Competition is an annual public and private secondary school search in Nigeria 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 fulfill their dreams 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.

2020 Interswitch SPAK 2.0 Competition

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/fulfillment 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.

Level/Field of Study

Participation in Interswitchspak 2020 is available for SSS2 students (11th grade) pursuing the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) in Full-time education at public and private schools in Nigeria and are between 14 and 17 years of age.

Host Nationality

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.

iSPAK 2.0 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

Interswitch SPAK Competition Eligibility

Following the Interswitch SPAK aims, each school must present their six (6) best science students (SS2 students), regardless of religion, tribe or country of origin, to increase their chances of the second round of the competition. At mixed schools at least two of the six (6) students presented must be females.

However, for a student to qualify, he or she must adhere to the following:

  • Each applicant must be a student in SSS2 (year 11) attending a Public or Private Secondary School in Nigeria
  • He or she must be between the age of 14 to 17
  • The student must be a resident in Nigeria
  • He or she must be willing to travel out of your state of abode if you are not resident in Lagos
  • He or she must have a sound knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics based on the current SS2 WAEC/NECO syllabuses is a necessity
  • Finally, he or she must be willing to comply with the rules of the competition as laid down by the producers.

Interswitch SPAK Competition 2020 Review

There are two main stages of the competition.

First Round: Written Qualification Test

At this time, all students enrolled online (ie the best SIX (6) from each registered school) will complete a NECO-organized national qualification exam in certain centers in Nigeria, including FCT. Abuja.

Each school has to prepare its representatives for the qualification exams in four subjects: Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry and Biology based on the WAEC / NECO programs of the current year.

The National Qualification Exams comprises of 100 objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each of the four subjects.

Second Round: TV Quiz Competition

The top 81 students (with the highest scores) among those who have passed the qualifying exam will be invited to participate in this competition phase. This is recorded and broadcast on television in Nigeria and Africa. The top three students per state are recognized.

Interswitch SPAK Competition Application Procedure

Participation in this contest is FREE. However, registration for participation is exclusively online at www.interswitchspak.com

iSPAK 2.0 Rules & Regulations

  • The national exam InterswitchSPAK will take place in April, 2020, in Nigeria. Please see the list of centers on www.interswitchspak.com
  • Students must arrive at their designated Examination Center before 10:00 to obtain their accreditation, with their registration form duly signed and signed by the Headmaster.
  • Latecomers are not allowed to take the exam.
  • Students should bring only a pencil, eraser, ruler and HB chart. NO CALCULATOR IS ALLOWED.
  • The students have to behave properly
  • Any wrongdoing leads to the exclusion of the student.
  • All students MUST visit the exam site in school uniform.
  • In the list of test centers, you will find the nearest center.
  • The competition is ONLY open for SS2 students (11th grade).
  • Each school has to prepare its representatives for final examinations in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics based on the current curriculum of WAEC / NECO SS2.
  • The decision of the organizer / NECO is final and we will not correspond with anyone about the performance of this test.

Important Note

  • Students will be able to access their results through the online platform, available from May 2020.
  • We strongly recommend that students take the exam in the nearest centers.
  • For the second phase (TV quiz) of the competition, only qualified students will be contacted.
  • The InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition will showcase the best science students in Nigeria.

How to Register New Schools For Interswitch Competition?

This competition is open to all post-primary schools that wish to participate in the contest. If your school is willing and eligible to compete, follow the link below to register your school.

Note: The school must, therefore, have an official email address, phone, and will be required to provide a representative that will serve as a medium and his/her contact.

How to Register Returning Schools For Interswitch Competition?

If your school had been registered for the competition in the previous years, you will only need your login details which include the email and password used for the registration. You can follow the link below to login into your portal. https://www.interswitchspak.com/login

InterswitchSPAK MasterClass Session

As part of the program designed to further develop the minds of these outstanding students, there will be an InterswitchSPAK MasterClass where top-notch Speakers will take turns to interact and share real-life experiences with the students thereby laying a foundation for a solid career in Sciences for them.

The Speakers will be led by Mitchell Elegbe (The Group Managing Director of Interswitch Group) and various life-changing topics such as “Emotional Intelligence and the Leadership Responsibility of Youths” will be discussed.

This will be a full day session spiced with tasks/ games.

The pre-qualification Examination results will be announced after the MasterClass when the shortlisted students who scaled through this stage get to join the other qualified candidates to make 81.

Interswitch Spak 2.0 Past Questions

The Interswitch Spak competition is a very strict examination that requires a great and background knowledge of Arithmetic, logical and verbal reasoning exercise. you can access the sample questions below, to give you an idea of how the Interswitch Spak quiz looks like.

Interswitchspak 2020 Examination Centers

StateNameAddress
AbiaAbayi
AbiaSt Joseph Secondary School AbaAba
AbujaGovernment Secondary School Tudun WadaAbuja
AbujaGovernment Secondary School GwagwaladaAbuja
AdamawaGeneral Murtala Mohammed College YolaYola
Akwa IbomCommunity Comp Sec Sch FountainsUyo
AnambraChrist the King CollegeOnitsha
AnambraIgwebuike Grammar School AwkaAwka
AnambraMaria Regina Model Comprehensive Secondary School NnewiNnewi
BauchiGovernment Comprehensive Day Secondary School BauchiBauchi
BayelsaBishop Dimeary Grammar School YenagoaYenagoa
BenueGovernment College MakurdiMakurdi
BornoEducation Resource CenterBorno
Cross RiverWest African Peoples Institute WAPI CalabarCalabar
DeltaHussey CollegeWarri
DeltaObule Integrated Secondary School, SapeleSapele
DeltaAnglican Girls Grammar School UghelliUghelli
EbonyiGovernment Technical College AbakalikiAbakaliki
EdoIdia CollegeBenin City
EdoOur Lady of Fatimah AuchiEdo
EdoUjoelen Grammar School Ujoelen EkpomaEdo
EkitiChrist School EkitiAdo Ekiti
EkitiDoherty Memorial Grammar SchoolIjero
EkitiEgbeoba High SchoolIkole
EkitiEkiti State Government College Ikere EkitiIkere Ekiti
EnuguGovernment Technical CollegeEnugu
GombeGovernment Science Secondary School GombeGombe
IMOGovernment Secondary SchoolOwerri
JigawaCommercial Secondary School DutseDutse
KadunaGovernment CollegeKaduna
KadunaBarewa College ZariaZaria
KanoRumfa CollegeKano
KatsinaGovernment College KatsinaKatsina
KebbiGovernment Girls Science CollegeYauri
KogiCrowther Memorial College, LokojaLokoja
KwaraQueens Elizabeth Sech SchoolIlorin
LagosTripplecross Secondary SchoolsIkeja
LagosAfrican Church Model College, College RoadOgba
LagosHoneyland Schools (Abesan)Ipaja
LagosHoneyland Schools (Shangisha, Magodo)CMD Road, Magodo
LagosSt. Margaret Education-Jane NathIkorodu
LagosDisbury College, SurulereSurulere
LagosJollat Comprehensive Secondary SchoolOjo
LagosEarlyLife CollegeFestac
NassarawaGovernment College KeffiKeffi
NigerAhmed Bahago Secondary SchoolMinna
OgunAnsarudeen Comprehensive CollegeOtta
OgunAbeokuta Grammar SchoolAbeokuta
OgunRemo Secondary SchoolShagamu
OgunIbafo Community High schoolIbafo
OgunPakoto High SchoolIfo
OgunEarly Heights AlagboleAlagbole
OndoSt Peters Unity Secondary SchoolAkure
OndoVictory College UgbeIkare Akoko
OndoStella Maris CollegeOkutipupa
OndoSt Joseph College OndoOndo
OsunSchool of Science Ile IfeIfe
OsunAtaoja High School of Science OsogboOsogbo
OsunIlesa High School 1 IlesaIlesa
OsunBaptist High SchoolIwo
OyoOladipo Alanyande School of Science Oke bolaIbadan
OyoIsabatudeen Girls Grammar school AkoboIbadan
OyoSt Louis Grammar School Mokola IbadanIbadan
OyoWesley College of Science ElekuroIbadan
OyoOranmiyan Grammar SchoolOyo
OyoOgbomoso High SchoolOgbomoso
OyoIgboora High SchoolIgboora
PlateauSt Mulumba CollegeJos
RiversGovernment Girls Sec Sch OromenikeP/Harcourt
RiversMGSS Rumueme Port HarcourtP/Harcourt
RiversCommunity Secondary School NkpoluNkpolu
SokotoSultan Muhammed Maccido Institute SokotoSokoto
TarabaGSSS JalingoJalingo
YobeGovernment Science Technical College PotiskumPotiskum
ZamfaraGovernment Science Secondary School GusaumGusau

Interswitch Spak 2.0 Result

Below is the link to the Latest Official Results from Interswitch SPAK 2.0. Click here to check your InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition Final Results.

Interswitch SPAK Application Deadline

The application for this year 2020 Edition will soon start. We will keep you updated so, do well to apply when it kick-starts. Also, visit the official Interswitch Spak website for further information about the contest.

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