Interswitch SPAK National Science Competition To Resuscitate Nigeria’s Education System (Photos)


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 fulfillment 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.


To arouse and sustain keen interest in the study of STEM in high schools across Africa.

To raise the standard of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an unbiased competition that would promote sound education in Africa.

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.


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.

Participation in this competition is FREE.

Registration to participate is strictly online via

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.

There are many examination centers across Nigeria.