InterswitchSPAK is an annual Pan-African competition aimed at re-igniting and incentivizing the study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects among secondary school students.
According to a release by the Okebukola Science Foundation, its Executive Chairman, Peter Okebukola, would mark his 70th birthday on February 17, 2021 with the official launch of the free mobile CTCA app for use by STEM teachers and students all over the world for improving students’ performance in science.
Interswitch Group, a leading Nigerian Pan-African digital payment and commerce Solutions Company, is once again set to reward excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among secondary school students in the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science competition.
The participating students and teachers were from 29 public and private schools across Lagos, Ogun, and Edo States as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, urged Nigerian students to develop interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The training was held at the Cedar STEM and Entrepreneurship Hub and American Corner at Co-Creation Hub, both in Yaba, Lagos on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
What is the level of acceptance of STEM education in Africa? How has your programme impacted on women in the continent? Has enough been done by your organization to improve the situation on the ground in Africa?
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the NIPR, Olusegun McMedal, said the consistency of Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz initiative is commendable