ISPAK National Science Competition FAQs [Nigeria, Kenya & Uganda]

InterswitchSPAK (ISPAK) National Science Competition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda Students.

For applicants of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition here are some frequently asked questions been received from interested applicants of the Competition.


InterswitchSPAK (ISPAK) National Science Competition FAQs [Nigeria, Kenya & Uganda]

A. NIGERIA

  • InterswitchSPAK registration is ongoing for the year 2022
  • Registration closes on May 11th, 2022.
  • Who is qualified in my school that can be part of InterswitchSPAK?
    The qualified Students are the best twenty (20) Science students in SS2 (Year 11) in your School.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • The InterswitchSPAK online CBT exams will hold from Thursday 19th May to Saturday 21st May 2022.
  • Is there room for students to register manually?
    Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com
  • How long is the test?
    The examination is for 1hr 15mins
  • All registered students will participate in an online National qualifying examination, out of which the top 500 across all states will be selected to write the next online qualifying examination, then the top 81 (from the 500 who wrote the second stage Examination) will qualify for the second stage which is the National TV quiz contest for the best STEM student in Nigeria.
  • Would there be an option to write exams in centers and what are the available centers?
    InterswitchSPAK Is strictly an online based CBT examination which can be taken from anywhere you are (school, home, etc.) using a microphone and camera - enabled device.
  • How many students can a school register?
    The system allows you to register minimum of six (6) and maximum of twenty (20) science students to represent each school.
  • If I register 10 students, can all my students make it to stage 2 if they qualify?
    The maximum number of students that can represent a school is five (5) students to represent a school even though they all qualify for the next stage of the examination.
  • What syllabus is used in setting questions for the Competition?
    Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying exams in Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current SS2 WAEC/NECO syllabuses.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students).
  • Are there specific places to register for the competition?
    Registration for the competition can be done from anywhere if you have the required details for school and student’s registration and also have a device that is connected to the internet.
  • On the platform each student will have 5 minutes demo session to get acquainted with the platform before taking the test.
  • How many subjects should I prepare my ward for?
    Each representative should be prepared for the qualifying exams in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology. 
  • How many questions are they going to ask per subject?
    For the National Qualifying Exams. 100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.
  • How will I know that I am qualified for the next stage?
    A mail from the InterswitchSPAK team will be sent to you notifying you of your qualification into the next stage of the competition.
  • I did not get a verification link?
    Ensure the email you provided is correct and active. If the problem persists, contact our helpdesk.
  • Does the verification link expire, and if it does, how long does it take?
    Verification links expires after thirty (30) minutes.
  • My school is a mix school, can we register?
    All school types can register but in support of the girl child education it is mandatory that mixed schools register at least two (2) girls for the competition.
  • How do I know the registration process have been completed?
    To confirm that the registration process has the completed after clicking register, a printable slip for all the registered students will come up and that slip will also be sent to the registered school email.
  • Can I use the school email to register?
    To register the school, it is required that you use the school email.
  • Can I use my teacher’s mail to register?
    You can use any mail if it is valid and active.
  • Can I edit my students’ detail after submitting my registration?
    Editing student information after submission cannot be done, for this reason we advise double checking of each student’s information before clicking on the register button.
  • Can I register on my own?
    No, you need to register under your school.
  • Can I make use of the school email in registering all my students?
    The school email can only be used in registering the school, but each student requires their own email or parent’s/guardian’s email address
  • I have logged in for the examination but I am unable to proceed.
    You must enable your audio and video features to be able to navigate the platform


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B. KENYA.

  • The registration is currently ongoing for InterswitchSPAK 3.0
  • Registration closes 11:59pm, Wednesday 1st June 2022.
  • 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|Senior 5 in your School.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • When is the National Qualifying examination?
    National qualifying examination holds between Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • Is there room for students to register manually?
    Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com
  • Where are the test centres?
    Examinations for this year will be strictly online
  • 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?
    Results will be released Wednesday 15th June 2022 and will be available to all on this portal, and also sent to individual students email addresses.
  • How does the National Qualifying Test works?
    All registered students will participate in an online National qualifying examination, out of which the top 500 across Kenya will be selected to write the next online qualifying examination, then The top 14 students across Kenya based on merit and top 20 students in Kenya (from the top 500 who wrote the second part of the stage one Examination) will qualify for the second stage which is the National TV quiz contest for the best STEM student in Kenya.
  • Would there be an option to write exams in centers and what are the available centers?
    InterswitchSPAK Is strictly an online based CBT examination which can be taken from anywhere you are (school, home, etc.) using a microphone and camera - enabled device.
  • How many students can a school register?
    The system allows you to register minimum of six (6) and maximum of twenty (20) science students to represent each school.
  • If I register 10 students, can all my students make it to stage 2 if they qualify?
    The maximum number of students that can represent a school is five (5) students to represent a school even though they all qualify for the next stage of the examination.
  • Can I make use of the school email in registering all my students?
    The school email can only be used in registering the school, but each student requires their own email or parent’s/guardian’s email address
  • What syllabus is used in setting questions for the Competition?
    Each school is to prepare their representatives in Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current form 3|Senior 5 KNEC syllabuses.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • I have logged in for the examination but I am unable to proceed.
    You must enable your audio and video features to be able to navigate the platform
  • Are there specific places to register for the competition?
    Registration for the competition can be done from anywhere if you have the required details for school and student’s registration and also a device that is connected to the internet.
  • I do not have experience in writing an online test
    On the platform each student will have 5 minutes demo session to get acquainted with the platform before taking the test.
  • When is the National Examination?
    The InterswitchSPAK online CBT exams will hold from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • When will the registration close?
    InterswitchSPAK registration closes on Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • How many subjects should I prepare my ward for?
    Each representative should be prepared in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology.
  • How many questions are they going to ask per subject?
    For the National Qualifying Exams. 100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.
  • How will I know that I am qualified for the next stage?
    A mail from the InterswitchSPAK team will be sent to you notifying you of your qualification into the next stage of the competition.
  • I did not get a verification link?
    Ensure the email you provided is correct and active. If the problem persists, contact our helpdesk.
  • Does the verification link expire, and if it does, how long does it take?
    Verification links expires after thirty (30) minutes.
  • My school is a mix school, can we register?
    All school types can register but in support of the girl child education it is mandatory that mixed schools register at least three (3) girls for the competition.
  • How do I know the registration process have been completed?
    To confirm that the registration process has been completed, after clicking register button, a printable slip for all the registered students will come up and that slip will also be sent to the registered school email.
  • Can I use the school email to register?
    To register the school, it is required that you use the school email.
  • Can I use my teacher’s mail to register?
    You can use any mail if it is valid and active.
  • Can I edit my students’ detail after submitting my registration?
    Editing student information after submission cannot be done, for this reason we advise double checking of each student’s information before clicking on the register button.
  • Can I register on my own?
    No, you need to register under your school.

C. UGANDA

  • When can we start Registration for InterswitchSPAK?
    The registration is currently ongoing for InterswitchSPAK 3.0
  • When is the registration closing?
    Registration closes 11:59pm, Wednesday 1st June 2022.
  • 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|Senior 5 in your School.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • When is the National Qualifying examination?
    National qualifying examination holds between Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • Is there room for students to register manually?
    Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com
  • Where are the test centres?
    Examinations for this year will be strictly online
  • 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?
    Results will be released Wednesday 15th June 2022 and will be available to all on this portal, and also sent to individual students email addresses.
  • How does the National Qualifying Test works?
    All registered students will participate in an online National qualifying examination, out of which the top 500 across Kenya will be selected to write the next online qualifying examination, then The top 14 students across Kenya based on merit and top 20 students in Kenya (from the top 500 who wrote the second part of the stage one Examination) will qualify for the second stage which is the National TV quiz contest for the best STEM student in Kenya.
  • Would there be an option to write exams in centers and what are the available centers?
    InterswitchSPAK Is strictly an online based CBT examination which can be taken from anywhere you are (school, home, etc.) using a microphone and camera - enabled device.
  • How many students can a school register?
    The system allows you to register minimum of six (6) and maximum of twenty (20) science students to represent each school.
  • If I register 10 students, can all my students make it to stage 2 if they qualify?
    The maximum number of students that can represent a school is five (5) students to represent a school even though they all qualify for the next stage of the examination.
  • Can I make use of the school email in registering all my students?
    The school email can only be used in registering the school, but each student requires their own email or parent’s/guardian’s email address
  • What syllabus is used in setting questions for the Competition?
    Each school is to prepare their representatives in Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current form 3|Senior 5 KNEC syllabuses.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • I have logged in for the examination but I am unable to proceed.
    You must enable your audio and video features to be able to navigate the platform
  • Are there specific places to register for the competition?
    Registration for the competition can be done from anywhere if you have the required details for school and student’s registration and also a device that is connected to the internet.
  • I do not have experience in writing an online test
    On the platform each student will have 5 minutes demo session to get acquainted with the platform before taking the test.
  • When is the National Examination?
    The InterswitchSPAK online CBT exams will hold from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • When will the registration close?
    InterswitchSPAK registration closes on Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • How many subjects should I prepare my ward for?
    Each representative should be prepared in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology.
  • How many questions are they going to ask per subject?
    For the National Qualifying Exams. 100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.
  • How will I know that I am qualified for the next stage?
    A mail from the InterswitchSPAK team will be sent to you notifying you of your qualification into the next stage of the competition.
  • I did not get a verification link?
    Ensure the email you provided is correct and active. If the problem persists, contact our helpdesk.
  • Does the verification link expire, and if it does, how long does it take?
    Verification links expires after thirty (30) minutes.
  • My school is a mix school, can we register?
    All school types can register but in support of the girl child education it is mandatory that mixed schools register at least three (3) girls for the competition.
  • How do I know the registration process have been completed?
    To confirm that the registration process has been completed, after clicking register button, a printable slip for all the registered students will come up and that slip will also be sent to the registered school email.
  • Can I use the school email to register?
    To register the school, it is required that you use the school email.
  • Can I use my teacher’s mail to register?
    You can use any mail if it is valid and active.
  • Can I edit my students’ detail after submitting my registration?
    Editing student information after submission cannot be done, for this reason we advise double checking of each student’s information before clicking on the register button.
  • Can I register on my own?
    No, you need to register under your school.