2020 InterswitchSPAK 3.0 National Science Competition Guidelines

InterswitchSPAK Nigeria 3.0 National Science Competition Registration Guidelines for 2019/2020 Edition | Qualifying Written Examination | Tv Quiz Show.

Dear Parents, Principals, Teachers, Students we are happy to inform you that the 2019/2020 InterswitchSPAK Nigeria Version 3.0 registration opens on Friday 2nd December, 2019. 

.We hereby inform you that InterswitchSPAK 3.0 Qualifying exam and registration has been deferred. Speaking about the deferment, Cherry Eromosele, the Group Chief Marketing and Communication Officer at Interswitch stated that the organisation has commenced constructive engagement with various stakeholders and partners who work with them annually on this initiative and will continue to work with them in unison as they plan towards the subsequent season of the project.

She said: “We have no doubt that the appropriate course to take as a socially responsible organization, is to defer this year’s edition of InterswitchSPAK until the dangers to public health posed by the pandemic are sufficiently mitigated.To this effect, we have formally ceased ongoing registration of candidates by schools across Nigeria for the current year, following engagement with relevant concerned educational authorities and stakeholders in both countries”.

Why InterswitchSPAK? 

Last two years, 2018 the winner of the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Competition, Akachukwu Anumudu won N7.5 million Naira University scholarship, a brand-new laptop and the bragging right of being the best Science student in Nigeria. The search is on; do you have what it takes to become the best STEM student?

Last year, 2019 the winner of the InterswitchSPAK 2.0 Competition, Oyindamola Aje won N7.5 million Naira University scholarship, a brand-new laptop and the bragging right of being the best Science student in Nigeria. The search is on; do you have what it takes to become the best STEM student?


Similar to the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition 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 fulfilment 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.
Participation on SPAK is FREE for all.


    1. To arouse and sustain keen interest in the study of STEM in high schools across Africa.
    2. To raise the standard of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an unbiased competition that would promote sound education in Africa.
    3. 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 https://interswitchspak.com/
      • Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Science (SS2 students), irrespective of sex, 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.


      There are two main levels of the competition.


      In this stage, all the online registered students’ (i.e. the best SIX (6) from each registered school) will write a National qualifying examination conducted by NECO at designated centers across Nigeria including FCT, Abuja.

      Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying exams in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current year 11 WAEC/NECO syllabuses.

      The National Qualifying Exams.

      100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.

      SEE: InterswitchSPAK Past Questions & Answers [PDF] | Free Download | SS2.


      The best 81 students (with the highest scores) out of those who wrote the qualifying examination will be invited to participate at this stage of the competition. This will be recorded and transmitted on Television across Nigeria and Africa.

      The overall best three students per State will be recognized.

      All students who make it to the TV quiz competition stage would get plagues, certificate of participation and educational grants amongst other things:

      Also Read

      InterswitchSPAK Winners Prize List

      1. Overall 1st Winner will be awarded a 5-year scholarship in any Nigerian tertiary institution, a laptop, gold trophy and monthly stipends for the 5 years, all totaling N7.5million.
      2. Overall 2nd winner will be given a 3-year scholarship, a laptop, silver trophy accordingly and monthly stipends for the 3 years, all totaling N4million
      3. Overall Third winner will receive a 1-year scholarship, a laptop, and a bronze trophy worth ₦1,000,000

      • The winners of the InterswitchSPAK + Project will be rewarded with Founders Award
      • 1 st to 3 rd place winners stand an optional chance of being employed by Interswitch
      • Please note that all the participating schools are expected to be rewarded with e- certificates and other prizes based on their different point/s of disengagement


          1. The SPAK National exam will hold as scheduled in the link here across Nigeria, please check the list of centers on https://interswitchspak.com/.
          2. Students must come to their designated examination centres by 10am for accreditation with their Registration slip duly signed and stamped by their school principal.
          3. Latecomers will not be allowed to write the examination.
          4. Students are to come along with only HB pencil, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
          5. Students must conduct themselves in an orderly manner
          6. Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the student.
          7. All students MUST come to the exam venue in their School Uniform.
          8. Please refer to examination centre list o check for the centre nearest to you.
          9. The competition is open to SS2 (year 11) students ONLY.
          10. Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying exams in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics based on the current SS2 WAEC/NECO syllabuses.
          11. The decision of the organizers/ NECO is final and we shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.

            PLEASE NOTE
            1. Students are advised to check their results via the online platform that will be made available to them from Wednesday 3rd June 2020.
            2. We strongly recommend that students sit for the examination at centres nearest to them·
            3. Only qualified students will be contacted for the second stage (TV quiz) of the competition.
            4. The InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition is to discover Nigeria’s best science student.

            CLOSING DATE

            Online Registration ends on Sunday 26th Apr 2020.

            Also Refer to: SPAK National Science Competition | Frequently Asked Questions