Pan-African digital payment and commerce solution company, Interswitch Group, has announced the Season 3 premiere of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
InterswitchSPAK was designed to encourage students’ interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and to facilitate the use of innovative solutions to solve Africa’s challenges.
For 13 weeks, the show will air at 6.30pm every Saturday on DSTV Africa Magic Family Channel 154, and at 6:30 pm on Sundays on the AIT Network.
Viewers are enjoined to catch the programme and witness the brilliance of Nigerian students as they showcase their knowledge of, and passion for STEM subjects.
The competition attracted thousands of entries from public and private secondary school students across Nigeria, from which 81 students were shortlisted to compete for a total prize of N12.5 million.
The first prize winner will be rewarded with a N7.5 million scholarship prize, among other prizes; the second prize winner will receive a scholarship worth N4 million, while the third-place winner will also receive a N1 million scholarship.
Mitchell Elegbe, the MD/CEO of Interswitch, while speaking on the significance of the competition, reiterated the need for more students from Africa to venture into the STEM field and compete on the same stage as their global counterparts.
To build the future of Africa, he said efforts need to begin today, and Interswitch, through its InterswitchSPAK initiative – the company’s flagship CSR initiative, is one step away from achieving this goal.