FG EdTech Innovation Challenge 2021 [Call for Applications]

Federal Ministry of Education in Collaboration with AFRITEX Calls for Applications from Creative Techists in Secondary Schools, Teachers, Tertiary Education Students and Developers around Nigeria for the EdTech Innovation Challenge for 2021. See Eligibility, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2021.

The EdTech Innovation Challenge is an initiative to find creative technology and solutions with the potentials of transforming Nigeria1s Education system with a focus on leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence to positively impact existing educational ecosystem.

The challenge supports young men and women to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening the education system.


  • The Challenge is interested in applications across different spheres including Primary, secondary, High-Ed, Vocational, Lifelong Learning, among others.
  • Applications should impact direct or indirect learners.
  • EdTech Innovation challenge is open to Tertiary Education students, secondary school students, teachers, R&Ds and developers from around Nigeria.
  • Applicants should offer an innovative, inventive, or disruptive product/service, which is original and has scalable commercial applications.


  • EdTech Innovation Challenge Hero (winner of the contesr) and category star (winner of each of the 4 categories) will receive funding and technical mentoring from some of the brightestt minds at NINE and iHUB to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in the Ecosystem.


The project must be centered around education technology and must leverage the technology to meet the following:

  • – It must be categorised as part of the EdTech industry
  • It must have Artificial Intelligence or cybersecurity on the forefront or as part of the application Fall within the under listed categories;
    • Curriculum Applications
    • School Management System
    • Students with disabilities
    • Lifelong Learning Applications
    • It should impact learning or enable better management of the education process
    • It can disrupt or supplement current education settings or ecosystems 
    • • It must be for-profit
    • It must have commercial applications
    • It must be inventive, innovative or disruptive – The business proposal must be original work and applicants must hold all applicable rights
    • It must be submitted in English

To enter, team-based projects must select one person to submit the application and to serve as the team’s representative throughout the competition.


  • Starting 12th April 2021, interested applicants should submit their preliminary proposal here no later than 26th April 2021. Early applications are encouraged.
  • On May 12, 2021, successful applicants from the first round will be invited to submit a more detailed project proposal before 17th March 2021.
  • EdTech Innovation Challenge Award-winners will be announced at the 3rd Edition of the EdTech Summit & Awards holding on the 25th and 26th of May 2021.
  • All entries should be forwarded to: [email protected]


Click on the button below to download the 2021 EdTech Innovation Challenge Brochure.