InterswitchSPAK Kenya 2.0 National Science Competition Guidelines 2020

InterswitchSPAK Kenya 2.0 National Science Competition Guidelines 2020

2020 (iSPAK) InterswitchSPAK Kenya 2.0 National Science Competition Registration Guidelines: Interswitch SPAK National Science Competition Registration Form, Eligibility, Objectives, Requirements, Application Guidelines, Registration Deadline, Examination Date, Time, Venue, Examination Centers, Cash Prizes for Teachers and Students, Frequently Asked Questions and Past Questions and Answers in PDF.

Welcome to InterswitchSPAK, a Pan - African Science competition designed to empower African students in the area of STEM. The initiative was introduced for High school students to develop, ignite and chart a career path in the area of STEM education and drive them towards fully optimizing their potential to make Africa a better place for us all.

The competition is presently in the following countries Nigeria and Kenya.

InterswitchSPAK is the biggest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition in Nigeria. Thousands of secondary schools in Nigeria have registered their students for a chance to win N12.5m worth of scholarships already. if you have not registered your students what are you waiting for?

Registration for the 2020 Kenyan ISpak qualifying tests is ongoing. For a chance to win 5 years university scholarship, select on your country of residence to start now.

Dear Parents, Principals, Teachers, Students we are happy to inform you that the 2019/2020 InterswitchSPAK Kenya Version 2.0 registration opens on Sunday 9th February 2020. 

Q: How do I register?
A: Select your country in the red box above and navigate to the guidelines

Q: What do I stand to win?
A: Besides the opportunity to become the best science student in your country; you stand a chance to win a lot in scholarship. Select your country to see how much.


RECOMMENDED: InterswitchSPAK 3.0 National Science Competition Guidelines 2020 | Win N12.5M.

INTERSWITCHSPAK OBJECTIVES

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.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com or via https://kenya.interswitchspak.com/ | Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Science in form three (3) regardless of the Sex, religion, tribe or Region | Mixed-schools are required to have at least three female students-amongst the six (6) that would represent them | Every student will participate in the qualifying test at any of the test centers across Kenya | The top 54 students will proceed to the competition to battle for the crown of Kenya’s best science student

THE COMPETITION

The competition is in two main levels

FIRST ROUND: WRITTEN QUALIFYING TEST

In this stage, all the online registered students’ (i.e. the best SIX (6) from each registered school) will write a National qualifying test conducted by the Ministry of Education at designated centers across Kenya. Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying test in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

SECOND ROUND: TV QUIZ COMPETITION

The best 54 students (with the highest scores) out of those who wrote the regional qualifying test will be invited to participate at this stage of the competition, which includes the InterswitchSPAK Masterclass. This will be recorded and transmitted on Television across Kenya.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

The InterswitchSPAK National test will hold on Saturday 16th May 2020 across Kenya. | Students must come to their designated test centers by 8am for accreditation with their Registration slip duly signed and stamped by their school principal. |. Latecomers will not be allowed to write the test. | Students are to come along with only HB pencil, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED. | Students must conduct themselves in an orderly manner Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the student. | All students MUST come to the test venue in their School Uniform. | The decision of the organizers/MOE is final and we shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this test.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE?

You must be a student in form three (3) attending a full time Secondary education in any High school (Public and Private) in Kenya | You must be between the age of 15 to 18 residing in Kenya | You must be willing to travel out of Kenya | Sound knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics based on the current form three (3) KNEC syllabus is important | You must be willing to comply with the rules laid down by the Producers.

PRIZE LIST

1. First Prize

Five (5) years University Scholarship worth -Ksh 1,500,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

2. Second Prize

Three (3) years University Scholarship worth-Ksh 750,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

3. Third Prize

One (1) year University Scholarship worth Ksh 150,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. When can we start Registration for InterswitchSPAK?
The registration starts on Sunday 9th February 2020.

2. When is the registration closing?
Registration closes on Sunday 10th May 2020.

3. Who is qualified in my school that can be part of InterswitchSPAK?
The qualified Students are the best six (6) Science students in Form 3 in your School.

4. How much is the registration fee?
Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)

5. When is the National Qualifying examination?
National qualifying examination holds Saturday 16th May 2020.

6. Is there room for students to register manually?
Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com

7. Where are the test centres?
There are over 35 test centers across Kenya with each county having at least one test center. You will be able to pick a convenient test center during registration

8. How long is the test?
The test consists of 100 questions with a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes.

When and where do we get the results?
It takes two weeks for the results to be released which will be on Monday 1st June 2020 and will be available to all on this portal.

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (STUDENTS)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarships worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

The top 54, will also participate in an international educational excursion amongst other things. To this end, it is very important for the 54 qualified students to possess the following documents upon confirmation of his or her participation in the stage II of the competition:

  • Valid International Passport
  • Valid Yellow Card

All qualified candidates must present the following d within 10 working days after the release of the results of the regional qualifying tests

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport Photograph
  • Confirmation Letter from School
  • Consent Letter from Both Parents.
  • Parents ID
  • Medical Report

Any student who does not or is unable to present the required documents before the closing date will be automatically disqualified and the slot will be given to the next student based on their score.

Benefits for the Participants:

  • Opportunity to win 5 years university scholarship
  • Certificate of participation
  • All-expense paid educational excursion/trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)
  • Workshops by eminent Facilitators in the Tech world

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (PARENTS)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarship worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

For the top six (6) finalists their journey includes an international educational travel for excursion amongst other things. To this end, each of the qualified finalists is expected to travel with a parent, hence the following are required from the selected parent:

  • Roles of the Parent:
  • To accompany his/her child.
  • To supervise and monitor his/her child.

Selected parent must:
  • Have valid International Passport.
  • Have valid Yellow Card
  • Have a consent letter from the other parent.
  • Be willing to travel to Nigeria.

Benefits for Parents:
All-expense paid trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (CHAPERONES)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarship worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

For the top 54, their journey includes an international educational excursion amongst other things. To this end, there would be need for volunteer chaperones

Roles of the Volunteering Chaperones
  • To accompany the students assigned to him/her.
  • To supervise and monitor his/her assigned students.

Volunteering officials to Chaperone the qualified candidates should have and be;
  • Willing to travel to Nigeria.
  • Interested in the well-being of the students.
  • Valid TSC Leave Letter.
  • Valid International Passport.
  • Valid Yellow Card.

Aside from the educational/carrier experience, each of the chaperones will have:
E-certificate of attendance.
All-expense paid educational excursion/trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)
A per diem stipend of $400 (for the 7-day trip).

CLOSING DATE

Online application and registration closes by 11:59pm on Sunday 10th May 2020.
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