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National Technology Competition

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National Technology Competition,  an initiative of Open Source Global Limited, is an annual events intended to showcase, develop, discover and encourage the state of ICT in Nigerian education system. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is our proud partner and major sponsor of this competition.

Categories

  • ICT education in secondary school
  • ICT education in tertiary institution
  • ICT for job seekers and for professional

 

Assessment criteria!

  • Website content – 40%
  • Website format and style – 30%
  • Functionality and navigation – 15%
  • Technical competency – 10%
  • Overall impression – 5%

Competition Schedule!

  • Competition is open from 23rd Nov 2015 to 11th Dec 2015.
  • Finals will be held in Abuja Federal Capital Territory, 17th – 18th 2015.

Prizes!

  • Runner Up – Trip to Dubai internet city this December 2015.
  • 2nd Runner Up – 500gb HDD,4gb Ram Laptop and internet modern and further advance training on web design.
  • Third Runner Up – 500gb HDD, 4gb Ram laptop.

Registration and Details

Visit: National Technology Competition website

November 30, 2015 |

2015 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result – First Stage

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15th NASSMC LogoCongratulations to everyone who participated in the First Stage of the 2015 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition which held nationwide on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The results of the examination as been released; students that qualify for the 2nd stage will be contacted

The 2015 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result (First Stage) has been posted on Promasidor’s website. Find below he summary of the result for Ogun State.

Junior Category: Entries for this year increased to 921 as against 827 last year. Number of students who scored 50% and above similarly increased to 92 as against 53 students last year. 12 year old Miss Fatunmbi Oluwafeyikemi of Scholars Universal School, Otta came out top with 91%, followed by Masters Abdulsalam Aminu (13 years) and Ige Temiloluwa (12 years) both of The Ambassadors College, Otta with 89% and 88% respectively.

Senior Category: 2014 Mathematics Olympiad winner, 14 year old Miss Ogbu Deborah of Scholars Universal School, Ota led the pack with 80%. He is followed by Masters Anyaegbunam Obinna (15 years) and Daniel Aguebor (14 years) both of The Ambassadors College, Otta held the second and third positions. Only 29 students of the 867 entries from Ogun State scored at least 50%.

Prize for this year’s state award (Junior and Senior Categories) is N25,000, N20,000 and N15,000 for the 1st,2nd and 3rd respectively. Mathematics Teachers of Winning Candidates (1st Prize) wins N15,000

Master Akintokun Adegboyega of Ota Total Academy, Ota in Ogun State was crowned the winner of the 2014 Cowbell Mathematics Competition (Senior Category).

Ogun State 2015 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result

General Results – First stage (All States)

 

May 20, 2015 |

2015 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition

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15th NASSMC LogoThe schedule for the 15th edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) has been released. The Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition is an annual event sponsored by Cowbell Milk (a quality food product from Promasidor Nigeria Limited) and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education. The national is widely acclaimed as one of the most credible educational competitions in Nigeria that truly seeks to reward excellence.

The 2015 edition marks the 15th year sponsorship of NASSMAC by Cowbell. To commemorate this feat, the Second Stage has been modified to include an interactive QUIZ format (Quarter-Final, Semi-FInal & Final). Also, the prize money has been improved for both students and teachers.

How to enter

  1. The Mathematics Competition is FREE and open to students from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria.
  2. Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Mathematics (three from JSS3 and three from SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
  3. Each School head should collect six (6) registration forms which must be correctly filled, stamped and signed by the School Principal and presented by the Students to the officials at the examination centre on the examination day. School Principals may also download registration forms online at www.promasidor-ng.com. Forms can also be obtained at the various State Ministries of Education in Nigeria and Promasidor Nig. Ltd, depots and offices nationwide. Please note that photocopied forms are allowed, as long as the School Principal endorses it.
  4. The organizers would like this competition announced daily at the assembly and the posters conspicuously displayed at all Notice Boards, Assembly Halls and School entrances.

Examination Centres

The first stage examination for this year’s competition will hold in the 36 states and the Federal capital. Examination Centres in Ogun state are:

  • Yewa College, Ilaro.
  • Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta.
  • Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode.
  • Ansar-Ur-Deen Comprehensive College, Otta.
  • Remo Secondary School, Sagamu.
  • Pakoto High School, Ifo.

For National Examination Centres: 2015 List of Cowbell Mathematics Competition Examination Centres

Important Dates

Examination: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00am (accreditation from 8:00am).

Release of Result: Friday, March 20, 2015.

Rules and Regulation:

  1. The First stage examination will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 10:00am. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.
  2. Candidates must come to their designated examination centres with their Registration Forms.
  3. Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.
  4. Candidates are to come along with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  5. Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
  6. All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform.
  7. Please refer to examination centre list to check for the centre nearest you.
  8. The competition is ONLY open to Students in JSS 3 and SSS 2. Candidates in any other Grade/Class will be disqualified.
  9. The decision of the board of examiners is final! We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.

National Awards (Junior and Senior Categories)

Students’ Prize

  • 1st Prize: N750,000
  • 2nd Prize: N500,000
  • 3rd Prize: N250,000

Mathematics Teachers of Winning Candidates

  • 1st Prize: N250,000
  • 2nd Prize: N200,000
  • 3rd Prize: N150,000

Apart from cash prizes, the National Champions and their Teachers will be sponsored to an all expense paid vacation.

Winning School Prize

  • 1st Prize: 5 Desktop Computers and Printer
  • 2nd Prize: 3 Desktop Computers and Printer
  • 3rd Prize: 2 Desktop Computer and Printer

State Awards (Junior and Senior Categories)

Students’ Prize

  • 1st Prize: N25,000
  • 2nd Prize: N20,000
  • 3rd Prize: N15,000

Mathematics Teachers of Winning Candidates

  • 1st Prize: N15,000

Benson Oweka’s Memorial Prize

The school with the most consistent and outstanding performance over a three year period (2013 – 2015).

  • Higher education exercise books and pens for all the students of the winning school.

Download details

Cowbell NASSMAC 2015 Poster: Poster
Cowbell NASSMAC 2015 : Guidelines & Instructions for Registration
Cowbell NASSMAC 2015 : Entry form
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2014)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2013)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2012)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2011)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2010)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2009)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2007)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2003)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2002)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Junior (2001)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Senior (2011)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Senior (2010)
Cowbell NASSMAC Past Exam Question: Senior (2009)

February 26, 2015 |

Google Code-In 2014

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googleCodeIn2014The Google Code-in is an online contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development. Participating students are provided “bite sized” tasks to complete during the seven week contest for 12 open source projects (including KDE, Sahana Software Foundation, Wikimedia, Drupal, OpenMRS, FOSSASIA and Sugar Labs).

These tasks include:

  1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  2. Documentation/Training: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and helping others learn more
  3. Outreach/Research Tasks related to community management, outreach/marketing or studying problems and recommending solutions.
  4. Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality.
  5. User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Students earn one point for each task completed. Students will receive a certificate for completing one task and can earn a t-shirt when they complete three tasks.

At the end of the contest each of the open source organizations will name two (2) grand prize winners for their organization based upon the students’ body of work. The grand prize winners will receive a trip to Google’s Mountain View, California, USA Headquarters for themselves and a parent or legal guardian for an award ceremony, an opportunity to meet with Google engineers, explore the Google campus and have a fun day in the San Francisco, California sun.

For Details: Visit google-melange.com

November 25, 2014 |

World Robotic Olympiad 2014

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wroThe Bells University of Technology, Ota Ogun will represent Nigeria at the 11th World Robotic Olympiad holding to be hosted in the Olympic city of Sochi, Russia between 21st and 23rd November 2014. This is sequel to her emergence as the winner of the senior category in a keen contest between over 50 participating schools from across the country. Other schools that will also represent the country are Troika School, Lekki, Lagos and Fountain Heights Secondary School, Surulere which emerged winner in the elementary and junior regular categories respectively.

World Robot Olympiad is a global robotics competition for young people. It brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity, design & problem solving skills through challenging & educational robot competitions and activities using Lego Mindstorms manufactured by LEGO Education.

Tayo Obasanya, Managing Director, Arc lights Ltd (Ltd, exclusive representative and distributor of LEGO Education in Nigeria) noted the World Robot Olympiad is a competition that involves children in the primary, junior secondary and senior secondary school and engages them in robotic education which promotes computer science, science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is open to students who are in public or private schools. He further stated that the competition is good because it helps bring technology which children today are already used to, introduces it to them in such a fun way that learning becomes not just exciting, but key concepts in science and technology are well understood.


Source: Business Day Online

October 31, 2014 |

Ogun Student Shines at 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

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Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Fifteen-year-old Olubunmi Agusto  of Day Waterman College, Abeokuta clinched the second position for Microsoft Word 2007 along with the sum of $2,500 in scholarships at the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship for students held at Anaheim, USA. She is the first African to emerge among the top three since the first edition of the competition, 13 years ago.

The global competition organised by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business,  is designed to test the proficiency of students in the use of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel and open to students in both secondary schools and tertiary institutions, aged between 13 and 22 year. This year, attracted more than 400,000 unique candidates from 130 countries with 123 student finalists participating in the final round of competition.

The finaliOlubunmi Agustosts in Microsoft Word took a timed exam in which they had to recreate a an image of a Word document containing picture, text boxes, tables and other features by following instructions on specifications, such as the same margins and horizontal and vertical height of each object. They were scored on accuracy and speed.

To emerged as Nigeria representatives at the world stage, Olubunmi Agusto joined by Ntekim Toluwani and Adonijah Airede emerged best at the 2014 Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship organized by ReadManna to get the best students in Microsoft Office Specialist who will contest in the World Championship.

Olubunmi Agusto from Day Waterman College, Abeokuta, Ogun state scored 967 in 15 minutes 88 seconds in Word 2007. Closely allied was Ntekim Toluwani from Thomas Adewunmi International College, Oko, Kwara state who scored 936 in PowerPoint 2010 in 25 minutes 28 seconds. Just as Adonijah Oshioselaga Airede from Regent School Abuja scored 931 in Word 2010 in 22 minutes 38 seconds.

The competition is an annual event.

September 11, 2014 |

2014 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result – First Stage

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Special Raffle Draw All students are required to bring two (2) empty 400 gram sachets of Cowbell milk to the first stage examination centres to participate in the raffle draw to win the following branded prizes: Rechargeable Lamps, Golf Bags, Portable Audio Players, Wall Clocks, Wristwatches, Scientific Calculators and School Bags.Congratulations to everyone who participated in the First Stage of the 2014 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition held nationwide on Saturday, 15 March, 2013.

The 2014 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result (First Stage) has been posted on Promasidor’s website. Of the 827 entries from Ogun State for the Junior category, only 53 students scored as least 50%. Leading the pack is 13 year old ATOLAGBE Yusuf Olayinka of Nigerian Turkish International, Isheri with 88%, followed by Master FATOKE Ademola Paul  (12 yrs) of Ota Total Academy, Ota (85%) and Master NWIGWE Chilolum (12 years) of Nigerian Turkish International, Isheri with 82%.

In the Senior category, Ota Total Academy held the top two position with Master AKINTOKUN Adegboyega (93%) and Master FOLORUNSO Temitope (76%). Miss OMOTOSHO Rukayat Yetunde of Iganmode Grammar School got the 3rd spot with 74%. Only 24 students of the 827 entries from Ogun State scored at least 50%.

Last year, Iganmode Grammar School, Ogun State won the trophies of the Cowbell Mathematics Competition 2013 senior category.

Ogun State 2014 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result

General Results – First stage (All States)

May 22, 2014 |

2014 Imagine cup: Microsoft begins search for best tech students

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microsoft logo Microsoft Nigeria has begun search for best technology students in Nigeria to participate in its 2014 annual Imagine Cup student technology competition aimed at encouraging students to create imaginative technology solutions that can solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

Now in its twelveth year, the competition has grown to become the world’s global student technology competition with more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries having participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup annual competition from inception.

According to Microsoft, If you are a student and sixteen years or older as of 10 September 2013 and are or will be enrolled as a student of a University at any time between 1 January 2013 and 31 July 2014, then you are eligible to compete for the competition.

Interested applicants, Microsoft said are to register for the competition on http://www.imaginecup.com/ and follow up with news and updates about the competition on Imagine Cup Blog.

The devices and services giant said that students have until 12.00am, April 10th, 2014 to register for this year’s competition in their three main competitions , Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship.

Accordingly, a team is made up to four eligible students and a mentor, who advises on the teams’ project.

Each competing team will make an original technology project from start to finish: come up with a great idea, make a plan, build a project, and submit it to Imagine Cup. It can be either purely software or a combination of software and hardware. It needs to use either Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure.

In addition to the vast opportunities presented from competing on the world stage at the technology competition, participants in Imagine Cup stand to win cash prizes and grants.

The National Finals selects the best teams from Nigeria who then enter the World Semifinals. The very best of teams at the World Semifinals in-turn wins a trip to Seattle in July 2014 for the Imagine Cup World Finals.

The Director, Developer and Platform Evangelist, Microsoft Anglophone, West Africa, Mr. Shina Oyetosho, in a sattement to said that ‘Team Life Saver did the country and continent proud last year, and we are hoping to see this year’s entries follow in their footsteps. There are so many challenges faced by our country, and we believe that the solutions to many of these problems lie in the power of technology and the potential imagination of our youths. We hope to see a record number of entries for this year’s competition.’

To accommodate the anticipated number of entries the national finals will hold in Lagos on April 24th 2014 while the Worldwide Finals, previously hosted in Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Korea, France, Egypt, Poland, USA, Australia and Russia goes back home to Seattle, USA in July 2014.


Source:Vanguard Newspaper

March 24, 2014 |

2014 Cowbell Mathematics Competition

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2014 Cowbell Mathematics CompetitionThe schedule for the 14th edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) has been released. The Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics competition is an event sponsored by Cowbell Milk (a quality food product from Promasidor Nigeria limited) and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education.  The competition is widely acclaimed as one of the most  credible educational competitions in Nigeria that truly seeks to reward excellence.

How to enter

  1. The Mathematics Competition is open to students from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria.
  2. Entry into this competition is FREE.
  3. Each School is required to present their BEST 6 (SIX) students in Mathematics (3 from JSS3 and 3 from SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
  4. Each School head should collect 6 (SIX) registration forms which must be correctly filled, stamped and signed by the School Principal and presented by the Students to the officials at the examination centre on the examination day. School Principals may also download registration forms online at www.promasidor-ng.com. Forms can also be obtained at the various State Ministries of Education Pan Nigeria and Promasidor Nig. Ltd,

Examination Centres

The first stage examination for this year’s competition will hold  in 200 centres in the 36 states and the Federal capital. Examination Centres in Ogun state are:

  • Yewa College, Ilaro.
  • Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta.
  • Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode.
  • Ansar-Ur-Deen Comprehensive College, Otta.
  • Remo Secondary School, Sagamu.
  • Pakoto High School, Ifo.

Date

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00am (accreditation from 8:00am).

Rules and Regulation:

  1. The First stage examination will be held in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00am. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.
  2. Candidates must come to their designated examination centres with their Registration Forms.
  3. Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.
  4. Candidates are to come along with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  5. Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
  6. All candidates MUST be in their correct School Uniform.
  7. Please refer to examination centre list to check for the centre nearest you.
  8. The competition is ONLY open to Students in JSS 3 and SSS 2. Candidates in any other Grade/Class will be disqualified.
  9. The decision of the board of examiners is final! We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.

National Awards

Category A (Junior)

Student Prize

  • 1st Prize N250, 000 + Trophy + Medal
  • 2nd Prize N200, 000 + Plaque + Medal
  • 3rd Prize N150, 000 + Plaque + Medal

School Prize
5 Desktop Computers and Printer + Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque
3 Desktop Computers and Printer + Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque
1 Desktop Computer and Printer + Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque

Category B (Senior)

Student Prize

  • 1st Prize N300, 000 + Trophy + Medal
  • 2nd Prize N250, 000 + Plaque + Medal
  • 3rd Prize N200, 000 + Plaque + Medal

Category B (Senior)
5 Desktop Computers and Printer + Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque
3 Desktop Computers and Printer +Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque
1 Desktop Computer and Printer + Mathematics Textbooks + High Class Metal Sign Post + Plaque

Teacher:
1st Prize = N50, 000, 2nd Prize = N30, 000, 3rd Prize = N20, 000, Consolation Prize = N15, 000.

State Awards

CATEGORIES: Junior and Senior Categories (1st Prize N25, 000; 2nd Prize N20, 000 and 3rd Prize N15, 000)

Teachers of best students at the state level in each category will get the sum of N15, 000.

Special Raffle Draw

All students are required to bring two (2) empty 400 gram sachets of Cowbell milk to the first stage examination centres to participate in the raffle draw to win the following branded prizes: Rechargeable Lamps, Golf Bags, Portable Audio Players, Wall Clocks, Wristwatches, Scientific Calculators and School Bags.

Download details

Poster: 2014 Cowbell Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition
Entry Form: 2014 Cowbell Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition
Guidelines and Instructions: 2014 Cowbell Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition
Past Questions: 2014 Cowbell Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition
Examination Centre: 2014 Cowbell Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition

March 10, 2014 |

Holiday Online Quiz Competition for Senior Secondary School Students

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Assure Educational ServicesASSURE Educational Services, an online learning/assessment company licensed to conduct measurement/evaluation activities for educational institutions and corporate organisations presents Holiday Online Quiz Competition.

The competition is targeted at Senior Secondary 2 and 3 students in Nigeria (SS2 and SS3) to engage them in an healthy academic competition during this holiday period. Each participant has 40 or 50 minutes to answer 20 randomly generated objective questions from a pool of over 200 questions.

Available Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Civic Education

You can attempt the quiz only ONCE per subject.

Time allowed:

  • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: 50 minutes
  • English, Biology and Civic Education: 40 minutes

Assessment and Reward

  • Your score is emailed to the e-mail address you supply during registration immediately you complete your test.
  • Your score will also be ranked be displayed on the computer screen and ranked on the score board on the quiz portal.
  • Participants and rated based on performance. Your present position on the score board may change in response to the general performance of all the participating students. You are to visit the quiz portal regularly to check your position per day.
  • The first 5 students on the score board for each subject will be rewarded with prizes.

Requirements:

  • Internet Enabled Devices (Mobile Phones, laptops, desktops, ipads, etc.), for some subjects a desktop/laptop is recommended because some equations, formulae and diagrams may not appear distinct on a mobile browser.
  • Participants must have and active email address.

Competition Duration:

  • Commencement: 13th December, 2013
  • Closing: 6th January 2014.

Access to the quiz portal is available 24hrs all day.

Participation:

Go ahead and Register to compete with others.

Get More information from the sponsors website.

December 17, 2013 |

Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014

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Commonwealth logoThe Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. It provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment.  For 130 years (that is since 1883), the Commonwealth Essay Competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), this international schools’ writing contest – the world’s oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project. In 2013, over 11,000 young people from 55 Commonwealth countries and territories took part.

The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth through our competitions, endeavouring to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people by celebrating excellence and imagination. The writing competitions give young people from diverse backgrounds a platform to express their views about the world and their dreams for the future. Participants in these competitions continue to demonstrate their ability to stimulate and provoke discussions about important issues like poverty, sustainable development, gender inequality, child labour and universal education.

Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, the Essay Competition offers young people the opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them. Every year, judges are impressed with the extremely high standard of entry as participants compete with their peers from every corner of the Commonwealth. For many bright and ambitious students, this is the ultimate competition!

Now run in partnership with Cambridge University Press, the competition remains an important means of expression for young people across the Commonwealth.

This year’s theme is ‘Team Commonwealth’.

As athletes gather in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, team spirit will be on display both within and between nations. Young writers are encouraged to explore this theme in fun, academic, witty, and most of all creative ways!

Deadline:  entries closes on Thursday 1st May.

Application Link: Enter the Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014.

Download Links:

In the meantime, stay up to date with the latest competition news by following the RCS on Facebook and Twitter.

December 8, 2013 |

NNPC Pledges to Support Promotion of Science in Schools

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NNPC LogoThe NNPC has pledged to continue to sponsor its annual national quiz competition among secondary school students to encourage science based subjects.

This was contained in a statement issued by the acting Group General Manager, Public Affairs of the NNPC, Tumini Green, on Sunday in Abuja.
Green said that the NNPC was committed to encouraging science subjects in secondary schools through its annual quiz competition.

She said that preparation had been concluded for the grand finale of the competition to hold between Nov. 18 and November19.

“This year’s finalist are drawn from Akwa Ibom, Abia, Abuja, Ogun, Sokoto and Bauchi States.

“They are expected to compete in English language, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and general knowledge,” she said.

According to her, the NNPC will also continue to do all within its power to make Nigerians to benefit from the abundant hydrocarbon resources in the country.

She said that there were lots of efforts to support this commitment.

The statement said that the various Strategic Business Units of the NNPC had also pledged to continue to donate laboratory equipment and books to schools in their areas of operations.


Source: Daily Times Nigeria

November 19, 2013 |

Covenant University Develops Software to Check Illegal Arms Possession, Proliferation

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Covenant UniversityCovenant University, a private institution, has developed a software that can help to check the menace of illegal possession of arms and its proliferation in the country.

The software is known as the “Radio Frequency Identification (RID) Enabled Ammunition Depot Management System’’.

It was on display at an exhibition organised by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Research and Development centre to showcase NAF’s efforts in equipment maintenance and management, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution, Prof Aderemi Atayero, who presented the product, said the software had a human tracking capability and could be useful to security agencies in the country.

Atayero said the software was developed at the university in August and was the result of the institution’s efforts in the area of research and development.

According to him, the technology is already in use at the university to track the movement of staff and other key members of the university community.

In her remarks at the event, the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, reiterated the commitment of the present administration to support innovations by the nation’s armed forces.

Johnson said that the modernisation and re-equipping of the armed forces were of top priority to the present administration, hence its emphasis on training and re-training of its personnel.

According to Johnson, the acquisition of new and modern platforms for the armed forces and training of its personnel to handle such platforms, clearly explained government’s commitment to the armed forces.

The minister said the effort to develop local capacity to maintain some of the platform and equipment was a welcomed development and should be emulated by other agencies of government.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said the exhibition was put together by the reinvigorated NAF Research and Development Centre to encourage its internal mechanism for repairs and maintenance of its equipment and aircraft.

He said that the new approach was adopted to address challenges associated with the rising cost of aircraft maintenance.

According to Badeh, NAF cannot afford to be dormant, it must strive to remain relevant even as the cost of maintenance of its platforms and equipment continue to increase.

Badeh called on other agencies of government and research institutions to collaborate with NAF to achieve its mandate in spite of the dwindling resources allocated to it.

The  six commands in the Nigeria Air Force and its Kaduna-based Institute of Technology showcased some of their research works at the event.

The Training Command, Tactical Air Command and the Logistics Command took the first, second and third positions respectively at the end of the exhibition assessed by some experts.

The event was attended by the Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr Labaran Maku, some legislators, service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

Other institutions that participated at the one-day exhibition included, the University of Lagos, Federal University of Technology, Minna and the Covenant University, Ota.

The rest included, NigComSat and the Nigerian Air Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). (NAN)

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

November 14, 2013 |

UBA Foundation National Essay Competition 2013

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UBA Foundation2013 edition of the National Essay Competition is out. Winners will get educational grants to study in any African University of their choice.

The Essay Competition is a follow up on of the Read Africa initiative of the Foundation, which involves giving out literature books to secondary school students to help rekindle the reading culture amongst the youths in Africa. The Programme also involves mentoring and reading sessions with the students.

Topic: “How reading has impacted my knowledge”

Organizer: The UBA Foundation

Prizes

The first, second and third prize winners will receive N1,000,000.00, N750,000.00 and N500,000.00 in educational grants respectively.

Deadline: 1 November, 2013

Guidelines

  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or photocopies of International passport data page
  • Applicants must be Senior Secondary School students in Nigerian Secondary Schools
  • Applicants should send in handwritten essay entries of not more than 750 words on the competition topic
  • Applicants must submit their complete contact information (school name & address, residential address, phone number and email address)
  • When the entries close, four renowned Nigerian Professors will review the entries and select an initial shortlist of 12 for further assessment until the overall 3 best candidates emerge.
  • The students would be judged on content, organization and mechanical accuracy.
  • The educational grant is only applicable to applicants who intend to study in an African university.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • Entries should be sent to:
    UBA Foundation
    United Bank for Africa Plc UBA House (3rd Floor)
    57 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

Inquiries

Got a question? Shoot an email to cfc@ubagroup.com


Source:

Naija Writer Coach

October 10, 2013 |

Google Kicks off ‘Africa Connected’ Competition

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Learn more   Africa ConnectedFor those who have been positively influenced by the internet, here’s a chance to share your web journey. Google is calling on entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and web-lovers in Nigeria and across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, if the
internet and Google tools have played an important role in your success, Google wants to hear from you.

In the next five years, 7 out of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are predicted to be in Africa, and the Internet is playing an important part in this. Google’s new initiative, ‘Africa Connected: Success stories powered by the web’, aims to gather the largest collection of inspiring stories about ventures established online by Africans, in Africa. Five successful entrants will win $25,000 each,
and will also have the opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over a six-month period.

“Google wants to hear from young, spirited entrepreneurial web adopters in Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa who have a healthy disregard for the impossible and who are using the web and technology to do cool and extraordinary things to rise above their circumstances, change their world, and achieve success. We want to showcase the amazing achievements happening in the new Africa”, says Affiong Osuchukwu, Google Lead for the Africa Connected initiative.

Aspiring filmmaker, cinematographer and editor Amuwa Oluseyi Asurf is one such example. This Nigerian videographer has gone from spending nights in internet cafes, so that he could watch YouTube to teach himself how to edit films, to running a successful film and video production company in Lagos, where he employs 10 people. His company; Asurf Films is today courted by Nigerian celebrities such as Basket Mouth, Iyanya, Wizkid, Psquare and Bovi, to film their music/entertainment videos locally and internationally.

“My journey started with a passion to become a film-maker. Unfortunately, even though I got admission to some good universities, I couldn’t afford to go. Luckily I was introduced to the internet and to YouTube. I discovered I could learn everything I needed to know online. It feels great to have some of the top celebrities in Nigeria inviting me to their projects. This inspires me to want to become even better. I am still on the journey to becoming one of the top names in African film-making, and I know the internet will still continue to play an important role.”

The owner and creator of Afrinolly, Chike Maduegbuna, based in Nigeria, is another online entrepreneur. Afrinolly is a popular mobile app which lets people across the continent watch short videos on their mobile devices. This app has transformed Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry by creating a movie trailer platform for new audiences. With over 3 million downloads already since its launch in August 2011, Chike hopes this will create a platform that connects aspiring film professionals with global film industry veterans.

Nigerian judge and radio personality / fashion photographer Temilola Balogun commented, “The internet is truly helping to reshape the story of Africa,and Nigerians are some of those taking full advantage of its power. Whether you are in technology, agriculture, energy, fashion, education, or entertainment, if the web has transformed your life, and you believe your venture can be scaled up, then the judging
panel is looking forward to hearing your story”.

Categories for entries include

Education; Entertainment/Arts/Sports; Technology; Community and NGOs; and Small Businesses. 20 semi-finalists will be selected from initial entries to take part in an interview and to produce a short promotional video. A judging panel made up of Googlers and external judges will then determine the 10 finalists. The 5 winners, in whose lives the web and Google have played a pivotal role, will then be selected by the online voting public. Submissions are open from August 27,
2013 to October 11, 2013. The competition will run until February 2014 when the winners will be announced.

Google’s media partners in Nigeria for the Africa Connected initiative include the Steam Broadcasting Group owners of Cool FM, Nigeria Info FM and Wazobia FM, and Thisday Newspapers. The Nigerian representative joining the Africa Connected judging panel is Cool FM radio personality and fashion photographer Temilola Balogun.

For more information and to enter the Africa Connected contest, visit www.africaconnected.com

The deadline for submissions is October 11, 2013. New to the web? Learn more about the web and Google through this platform, so that you too can do amazing things using the web as your springboard.


Source: This Day Newspaper

August 31, 2013 |

Sacred Heart’s Nurse Wins 6th NCP Nurses Essay Competition

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Rofeequah Okunola, a 300 level student of School of Nursing Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, has emerged as national winner at the just concluded 6th NCP Nurses Essay Competition.  The essay competition series is specially designed to stimulate self development and enhance intellectual capabilities of nurses in Nigeria, both at student and professional levels.

In her entry, Okunola posited that NCP (Neimeth’s’ brand of antiseptic/disinfectant) has proved to be potent over the years to effectively manage, mouth, throat and skin infections.

Describing its potency, Okunola said that NCP is a brand that has immense contribution to the medical profession, pharmaceutical practice, the nation’s pharmaceutical market and every home in Nigeria as culled from a statement made by the Sam Ohuabunwa, founding father of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Plc.

Focusing on the essay title ‘Beyond 27, 7 more innovative ways to use NCP in modern nursing care,’ she described NCP as an oral and topical antiseptic proven to prevent and treat infections, for personal hygiene and useful in general household disinfection.

Olaitan Gbadamosi, school of nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital Abeokuta and Damilola Elesho of school of nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-araba emerged 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The national winner received a 32 GB 4th Generation Apple iPad while the second and third positions went home with a 32 Samsung LED colour Television and an LG Home Theatre.

The essay competition which was conducted for Nurses PAN Nigeria had awards at the zonal levels. Zonal prize winners emerged from Lagos/Ogun, West, North and East zones as the award ceremony is expected to come up as the second level of implementation of the essay prizes.

Source: BusinessDay

August 3, 2013 |

The Channels Book Club Prize for Literature – Teenager’s Episode

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The Channels Books Club presents The Channels Book Club Prize for Literature (teenagers’ episode): A national book review and essay competition for teenagers in Nigerian Secondary Schools who are not older than 19 years old.

Entry Criteria/Procedure

  1. Candidates must be bona fide students of any Nigerian secondary school.
  2. Candidates must enrol online, download and fill an entry form for the competition from Channels Website.
  3. Candidates must send by email the following:
    • The filled entry form (in b above)
    • An essay, reviewing the selected novel, in not more than 1500 words.
    • A scanned copy of a recent passport photograph
    • A scanned copy of the candidate’s last school academic report or score sheet in the last academic year.
  4. The above requirements should be sent by email to thechannelsbookclub@channelstv.com on or before 25thof August, 2013

NOTE: All entries will be validated by an independent panel of judges. Only candidates who qualify should apply. Candidates must ensure the essays are their own original works.

Competition Process

  1. Candidates should read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
  2. Candidates should write an essay that is not longer than 1,500 words to review the book.  The essay should not have more than 10 references.
  3. The submitted essay must have: a title; the candidate’s full name; and the candidate’s contact number. The essay must be properly formatted.
  4. By entering the competition, candidates agree to transfer the copyright of the submitted essay to Channels Television giving the station the right to reproduce, distribute and broadcast the essay in printed, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorise others to do the same. Channels Television will also have the right to edit the essays as deemed appropriate for publishing.
  5. Candidates must ensure that the essay is his or her original work. If it contains material such as previously published works, the material must be clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. Candidates must not engage in plagiarism.
  6. Channels Television will reserve the right to withhold the prizes if the standard of the essays submitted is not of sufficient merit.
  7. The 10 best candidates in stage one (the reading and review stage) will be invited to discuss their work before a panel of judges and the winner of the competition will be picked from amongst them.

Judges

  • The competition will be supervised by a 3 member panel of judges. The judges will be experts and active participants in the literary industry in Nigeria.
  • Their task will be to assess the quality of the essays submitted and the writers of the essays.
  • They will also serve as umpires to ensure that the rules of the competition are adhered to.

Prizes

Winner

  • A sponsored trip to the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany
  • N50,000 worth of books

Second prize 

  • A sponsored trip to the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • N50,000 worth of books

Third prize 

  • N50,000 worth of books

 Sponsors

  1. Lufthansa German Airline
  2. Laterna Books
  3. Goethe Institut

CLICK HERE TO ENROL


Source: Channels Television Website

July 30, 2013 |

We Are Poised At Upgrading Facilities In Our Schools

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Ogun State Government has said it will not renege in its efforts at upgrading school facilities in order to make learning environment more conducive for students and teachers.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela gave the promise at a formal presentation of prizes won by Iganmode Grammar School (Senior) Ota in the Ado/Odo Local Government Area to the state government at the just – concluded 2013 Annual Cowbell National Mathematics competition for all secondary Schools in Nigeria.

Odubela said the present administration in the state has placed priority on education and is doing everything possible to ensure that its free qualitative and affordable education policy in the state remains unwavering.

“It is a clear fact that our free qualitative and affordable education policy in the state has been yielding positive results and I’m assuring you that it will continue to yield more. Part of the results is what we are seeing today, for the very first time in the history of Cowbell National Mathematics competition in Nigeria Public Schools, students of Iganmode grammar School (SNR) Ota won the overall best prize for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013”, he said.

He added that the outstanding performances could be attributed to Government’s provision of conducive learning environment, continuous capacity building workshop for students and teachers, engagement of competent and qualified teachers, provision of free textbooks and instructional materials to students among others.

Earlier in his remarks, the principal, Iganmode Grammar School, Mr. Obalalenge attributed the outstanding performances to the student’s dedication to their studies, teacher’s commitment to duty, effective leadership and conducive learning environment created by the state government.


Source: OGTV

July 12, 2013 |

2nd Ramadan Essay/Quiz Competition Begins

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Governor's wife Mrs Olufunsho Amosun PhotoThe Second Edition of Ramadan Essay Writing/Quiz Competition for public students has commenced in Ogun State with a call on the students to reflect on the teachings of Allah and live together in peace and social harmony.
Organised by the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun and the Spouses of Ogun State Government Functionaries Association (SOSGFA), the competition involved school across the 20 local government areas of the State and was designed to assist the school children to have a good understanding of Islam and cultivate their interest in religious ideas.

According to Mrs. Amosun, “The Second Edition of Ramadan Essay/Quiz Competition would build on the success of the maiden edition held last year. The Second Edition would feature Poem Writing for Primary School Pupils. This requires pupils to write and submit their poem to the Education Secretaries in each of the Education Zones within the first two weeks in the month of Ramadan on the theme: ‘Ramadan! The Blessed Month.’”

She said the Essay/Debate Competition for Senior Secondary Schools would have as topics “Child Right: Islamic Perspective” and “Perceived Decay in the Education System, Who is to Blame: Parent, Teachers or the Government?” respectively.

The Essay/Debate competition would take place simultaneously on Thursday, July 11, 2014 at four divisions in the State. They are Remo Secondary School, Shagamu (Remo); Muslim College, Ijebu Ode (Ijebu); Yewa College, Ilaro (Yewa); and African Church Grammar School, Ita-Iyalode, Abeokuta (Egba).

The Quiz & Qur’an Recitation Competition, which involves Junior Secondary Schools with only one contestant per school for each of the competitions, would take place in selected schools in all the 20 local government areas in the State on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

They are Ode-Remo High School, Ode-Remo (Remo North); Sagamu High School, Sagamu (Sagamu); Ikenne Community High School, Ikenne (Ikenne); Ijebu Ife Comprehensive High School, Ijebu Ife (Ijebu East); Molusi College, Ijebu-Igbo (Ijebu North); Ogbogbo Baptist Grammar School (Ijebu North-east); Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode (Ijebu-Ode); Odogbolu Grammar School, Odogbolu (Odogbolu); Ahamadiyya Comprehensive High School in Ogun Waterside (Ogun Waterside); and Ansar-ud-deen College, Ota (Ado-Odo/Ota).

Others include Muslim Grammar School, Imeko (Imeko Afon); Community Commercial Senior High School, Maun (Ipokia); Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro (Yewa North); Yewa College, Ilaro (Yewa South);African Church Grammar School, Ita-Iyalode (Abeokuta North); Nawair-ud-deen High School, Oke-Ijeun (Abeokuta South); Methodist High School Arigbajo (Ewekoro); Adenrele High School, Ifo (Ifo); Egba-Owode Grammar School (Obafemi/Owode); and Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School, Asero (Odeda).


Source: OGTV

July 12, 2013 |

Iganmode Grammar School Wins Cowbell Mathematics Competition

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Cowbell Mathematics CompetitionIganmode Grammar School, Ojuore, Ota, Ogun State made history last Thursday as they emerged winners of the 2013 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) for the third year running and a record sixth time.

The school also won the Benson Oweka Memorial Prize of higher education exercise books and pens for all its students for its consistent outstanding performance average over a three-year period spanning 2011 to 2013. The prize was instituted in memory of late Benson Oweka, the Brand Manager of Cowbell Milk who died 11 years ago in a plane crash in Kano.

Coming first with 94 per cent in the senior category was Master Akindele Oyedele, an SS2 student of Iganmode Grammar School, who went home with N300,000 and a laptop. Also, his schools gets five desktop computers and a printer and cash award for HIS teacher.

However, Oyedele is disappointed that a school that had brought so much fame and recognition to Ogun state and the country as a whole, lacks even the basic infrastructure, necessary to promote effective teaching and learning.

Despite the awards, money, gifts and fame that accrued to him and his school, Oyedele said: “I feel very sad whenever I see the condition of my school. There are no windows, no doors and very little furniture in the classrooms. My school is not very good in terms of infrastructure, so I want to appeal to the state government that there should be improvement in teachers’ welfare, classrooms and the school environment.”

Oyedele, who wants to study Mechanical Engineering, said being a winner has not only brought him fortune but is also a motivation to work harder. He attributed his success to God and his teacher, Mr Hakeem Atinsola, who coached him personally for the competition. “I want to thank my teacher a million times for his commitment and dedication,” he said. “Without him and God, nothing would have been possible. My advice to other students is that they should work hard. You cannot excel in something you hate, so the first step to understanding mathematics is to try and like the subject.”

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July 1, 2013 |

International Bicycle Design Competition 2014

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IBDCStudents and professional designers from around the world are invited to take part in the IBDC 2014 (International Bicycle Design Competition) by entering their visionary ideas and concepts on anything that has to do with bicycles and cycling.

 

IBDC has been held for fifteen consecutive years, it has received 11235 designer entring the competition from 86 countries.

Registrations for the IBDC are only offered online. Entries will be accepted in four categories

  1. Bicycles: Mountain Bikes, Racing Bikes, Trekking Bikes, BMX, City Bikes, Family Bikes, Kids Bikes, Pedelec
  2. Components: Frame and frame parts, Wheel set and parts, Transmission parts, Steering parts, Braking parts
  3. Clothing and accessories: Clothing, helmets, gloves, shoes, trailers, lights, GPS, control levers, other cycle parts and accessories
  4. Services and facilities: Cycle racks, Cycle parking Equipments, Traffic systems for cycling, Cycle rental systems,  and Other cycling-related systems

Entry is free of charge until 15 September 2013 on www.ifdesign.de.

Prize: winners will share a total of approximately $30,000 in prize money.

Deadline: 15th September, 2013

Details: Visit the Competition website

July 1, 2013 |

Sony World Photography Awards 2014 – Youth Award

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Sony in collaboration with World Photography Orgainsation  is searching for the next generation of talented young photographers in this competition, open to anyone 19 and under.

Whether you are studying photography in school or college, or just have a passion for taking photographs of your daily life, enter this competition for the chance to become the Sony World Photography Awards, Youth Award Winner.

Categories

There are three great categories available to enter that will allow you to illustrate your blossoming photographic talent;

  • Culture: What does culture mean to you? Take a photograph that depicts your take on culture; it could be your local youth culture and social gatherings, a culture you have immersed yourself in whilst travelling, traditions amongst a tight-knit community or large-scale cultural gatherings such as festivals.
  • Environment: Capture your local environment through a photograph; perhaps you want to illustrate the naturally beautiful qualities of your environment, or highlight an issue which is having a negative effect on it.
  • People: Find inspiration in the faces of people around you and take a portrait that communicates a story about your subject. Look for expressions and passing glances that might otherwise go unnoticed and push the boundaries of what can be achieved within a portrait, the most traditional of photographic styles.

Membership

  • Basic Members can enter up to 3 images into one category or across all categories.
  • Advanced Members can enter up to 8 images into one category or across all categories.
  • Premium Members can enter up to 20 images into one category or across all categories. 

Please note, once you have entered this competition you will not be able to enter the Open or Professional competitions.

Entering & Judging

  • Step 1 – Entries will go through various selection rounds, conducted by our 2014 Youth Award Jury.
  • Step 2 – The 10 shortlisted images in each category will be announced prior to the Gala Ceremony in April 2014.
  • Step 3 – The 10 Category Winners will be announced prior to the Gala Ceremony in April 2014.
  • Step 4 – The overall winner will be selected from the 10 Category Winners by the 2014 Young Talent Jury, and will be announced as Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award Winner at the Sony World Photography Awards 2014 gala ceremony.

Entry Submission: 1st June 2013 to 6th January 2014

Prizes

Winner of the best overall photograph will receive:

  • Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award Winner
  • Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
  • International exposure on the WPO website
  • Global media coverage
  • Flights to London, 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, April 2014
  • Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Winners of each individual category will receive:

  • Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Youth Award category name Winner
  • Winning image showcased in the London exhibition and the winners book
  • International exposure on the WPO website
  • Global media coverage
  • Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Details: Visit Award Page

June 14, 2013 |

Special Logo Design Competition at MultiChoice Nigeria 2013

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multichoiceNigeriaLogoMultiChoice Nigeria is inviting candidates to participate in Special Logo Design Competition, to commemorate its 20th Anniversary in Nigeria.

Prizes

1st prize: N1 ,000,000 plus One year free DStv Subscription.

2nd prize: N500,000 plus Six months free DStv Subscription.

3rd prize: N 250,000 plus Three months free DStv Subscription.

Consolation Prizes:  5 DStv Walka 7s with one month subscription

Instruction

  • Participants must incorporate the Multichoice logo and colours into their design.
  • Competiting logos should show the fact that Multichoice Nigeria is a proudly Nigerian Company with pan-African roots
  • Competing Logos must showcase the commitment Multichoice has shown for entertaining the Nigerian family since it started 20 years ago.

Interested participants should send their logo designs in jpeg format via email to: entries@ng.multichoice.com

Winners would be notified directly. The Judges decision is final and Multichoice Nigeria Limited will not enter into any correspondence concerning the result of this competition.

Application Deadline 17th June, 2013

June 12, 2013 |

GTBank/Ogun Principals Cup

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Alamuwa Boys Grammar School, Ado-Odo have won the maiden edition of the GTBank/Ogun State Principals Cup after managing a lone-goal victory over hard-fighting Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu.

The encounter at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta was witnessed by Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, his wife Olufunso, Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Gbenga Otenuga and other top government functionaries.

Samson Oke’s goal within ten minutes of the second half was all Alamuwa Grammar School needed as they defended the lone-goal lead throughout the encounter. The winners pocketed the ultimate prize of N1m courtesy of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, while RDHS got N750,000. Third-placed team Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode received N500,000.

Orile Ilugun Girls Comprehensive High School, Odeda defeated Our Lady of Apostle, Ijebu-Ode 2-0 to win the girls’ category of the competition, taking home N1m and the trophy.  

In the first semi-final match, Alamuwa Grammar School dismissed Adesanolu Community High School, Mowe by a lone goal scored by Sulaimon Adams in the late minutes of the thrilling encounter. Remo Divisional High School, Sagamu recorded a similar result against Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode in the second semi-final match with Victor Sukanmi’s second half goal separating the two sides.

It was a different story for Remo Divisional High School in the girls’ category of the tournament as they suffered a 1-0 defeat in the hands of Our Lady of Apostle, Ijebu-Ode. The goal was scored by Tobi Tiamiyu in second half of the semi-final match. Orile Ilugun High School, which will face Remo Divisional High School in the final, defeated Community High School Abule-Iroko 2-1 in the second semi-final.

May 31, 2013 |

Foundation To Reward Best 3 NECO SSCE Candidates

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AHEAD of 2013 June/July Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council, the LearnAfrica Education Development Foundation has advised candidates to shun all forms of examination malpractices. It promises to reward best candidates in the examination with gifts including cash awards.

The Foundation, therefore urged them to study hard to pass their examinations scheduled to start on June 1.

This was contained in a statement signed by Head of Marketing of LearnAfrica, Mr. Allwell Nwankwo, who also oversees the affairs of the foundation.

He said, “Candidates should avoid all forms of distractions and apply themselves assiduously to their studies. They should also stay away from examination malpractices as any academic foundation built on fraud cannot stand the test of time.”

Nwankwo, however, pointed out that handsome rewards await the best three NECO, SSCE candidates in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory at the 2013 edition of the LearnAfrica-NECO Excellence Awards.

According to him, the awards, instituted in 2012, are the first of its kind in the country in terms of scope and coverage of all the states of the federation.

The awards were instituted to recognise  academic excellence, reward outstanding candidates, schools and teachers, as well as encourage healthy competition among secondary school pupils.

During the maiden edition of the awards held last year, 111 pupils, 37 teachers from 97 schools received awards in various categories.

The statement added that the 2012 awards were so successful that one of the joint national winners of the last year edition, Sandra Obianuju Anazor, was also granted a scholarship by her state, Anambra, to study Medicine.


Source: The Punch

May 27, 2013 |

St Paul Anglican makes Channels National Kids Cup Quarter Final

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Channels Kids Cup logoThe  fifth season of the annual Channels National Kids Cup kicked off Monday, 21stt May 2013, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos. 16 primary schools from 13 states have been drawn to play against each other. The teams have been divided into four groups, and only the top two finishers in each group will progress to the quarter finals of the competition.

Ogun state’s representative St Paul Anglican made it through to the knock out stages along with LGEA Primary School, Kaduna, Ogedegbe Primary School, Delta state, Holy Trinity from Lagos, Uwa Primary School, Edo state and Ago-Egba Lagos.

St. Paul Anglican joined Group A leaders LGEA Primary School from Kaduna to edge out Toyibat Lagos state and School Road Primary School from Abia in the group stage.

St.Paul Anglican school has been drawn to play Group B leaders, Local Authority, Osun in a quarter–finals fixture.

The annual tournament which is organised by Channels Television and supported by the Lagos State Football Association, the Delta State Government and Indomie Noodles will have its final played on Monday the 27th of May 2013.

May 24, 2013 |

2013 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result – First Stage

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cowbell-mathematics-logoCongratulations to everyone who participated in the First Stage of the 2013 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition held nationwide on Saturday, 16 March, 2013.

The 2013 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Result (First Stage) has been posted on Promasidor’s website.

Of the 1011 entries from Ogun State for the Junior category, 12 year old Daniel Aguebor Emmanuel of The Ambassador College, Ota came first with a total of 88%, followed by Master Adeleye Oreoluwa Deji (11 yrs) of Federal Science & Technology, Musin (84%) and Miss Fashola Oluwaseyitan T. (12 years) of Mhastar Probility College with 82%.

In the Senior category, Iganmode Grammar School cleared the top three position with Master Akindele Nasir Oyedele (98%), Miss Joseph Deborah Oluwabunmi (96%) and Master Afariogun Precious Opeyemi (95%). There were 963 entries from Ogun State.

Last year, Ogun State won the trophies of the Cowbell Mathematics Competition 2012  in both the junior and senior category.

May 21, 2013 |

Andrew Challenge: Online Competition

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Andrews ChallengeSeason two of Andrews Challenge, Nigeria First Real time online academic competition has been scheduled for May 18- June 17, this year.

All interested students are to register for the program on the website www.andrewschallenge.net

Once a student registered on the website, a link will be sent to his or her e-mail address which he or she must click to be activated. After which he can visit the website to login with his/her username and password

Andrews Challenge according to the Executive Director of the True Measures Limited, TML, Anuoluwapo Aojobi, organizers of the programme is intended to revamp and escalate the healthy academic rivalry that once existed among students.

He said the programme offers Fame and financial gains to deserving students who emerge as scholars at the end of the online competition.

He added that Andrews Challenge was set up to motivate students to excel in their academics.

At a time when parents are paying so much for their children’s education, it is quite important to compliment the efforts of the parents and teachers by ensuring that students give more attention to their academics.

“Andrews Challenge is a healthy academic online competition that helps students to be smarter than their peers who do not take part in the online competition. They also tend to have better understanding of the topics taught at school. Ultimately, Andrews Challenge improves the academic performance of the smart students in their various schools. You can be sure that such students will perform excellently in SSCE, UME, Post UME, IGSCE, diploma exams and other exams done at their level”

“Though the online competition is more of an open test, scholarships go to students with the highest scores and who completed the premium test at the shortest possible time. Each test contains 10 questions which include Mathematics, English, Science, commercial, arts and general knowledge questions.

The mission is to award scholarship prices to deserving senior secondary and tertiary students. The Vision is to stimulate to stimulate the reading culture, better educational performances and healthy academic rivalry across the nation.

“The online competition is organized for 100 – 300 level undergraduates, SS1 – SS3 students, external students (those waiting admission), diploma students, OND students and students in College of Education.

“During the duration of the online competition, students can participate anytime anywhere. So either at school, home or cyber cafe, students can conveniently register on the program website www.andrewschallenge.net to participate

Season one of the online competition took place from November 24 – December 10, 2012

Six outstanding students emerged as winners and were rewarded with scholarship prices

In the secondary category, the top winner was Victoria Harrison, an SS3 Art Student of St Gloria College, G.R.A. Ikeja while the top winner of the tertiary category was Moses Oloriade, a 300 level student of Mechanical Engineering

The top winners received N150, 000 each


Source: The Nation

May 21, 2013 |

Students Tasked to Show More Interest In The Sciences

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Students in Ogun State have been reminded that the world is now a global village because of technological breakthrough and innovation made possible by knowledge of the sciences.

In this wise, they need to develop more interest in science subjects in order to be relevant in the new world order.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela gave the charge today in Abeokuta while presenting gifts to some students of Sacred Heart Catholic School, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, who did the State proud at the recently concluded 9th National Science Festival of schools and quiz competition in Lagos.

Odubela explained that in its tradition of rewarding excellence, the State government embarked on the gesture to appreciate the students and encourage them and other students to improve on their performances in similar contest in the future. Odubela noted that:

Rewarding excellent performance has become a tradition for us in the State that is why this is coming at a time like this to motivate the students

He assured that the State Government would be unrelenting in its stride to ensure educational development of the State, having realized the need to prepare her students adequately for their challenges as leaders of the future.
Responding on behalf of other awardees, Master Toba Ogunfolaji who ascribed the success to hard work and God’s favour, appreciated the State Government for the gesture, describing it as the energizer needed to perform better in future competitions.

Ogun State emerged the third best in the competition which featured 56 schools from 21 States in the country.


Source: OGTV Website

May 11, 2013 |

Covenant Varsity Battles for Clinton’s Hult Prize

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Covenant UniversityTeam Fudio of Covenant University stands the chance to win USD1 million to start up their social enterprise as at this year’s Hult Prize competition if they propose the very best idea to change the world.

This year’s competition brought together over 10,000 applicants from 150 different countries with solutions to the global food crisis. In partnership with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social businesses that tackle the crippling issues faced by the billions at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

The 2013 Hult Prize is themed around global food security and will focus on how to get safe, sufficient, affordable and easily accessible food to the 200 million people who live in urban slums – a challenge personally selected by President Clinton.

“The Hult Prize is thrilled that Team Babajide of Covenant University has joined the initiative,” said Dr. Stephen Hodges, President of the Hult International Business School. ”

This year’s competition has received a record number of entries, bringing together some of the most talented students to help solve global food security which can benefit nearly a billion people.”

Although the Fudio team did not win at the regional finals held in March, close sources say that they have improved on their programme and are now the only Nigerian team representing the country in the online competition.

The leader of the team, Babajide Owoyele while speaking on their initiative said:

Whether or not we get this opportunity to change our country is dependent on the people’s votes, that is why we want to get more and more people to buy into our vision.

It is our solution to food insecurity in urban slums and it partners with farmers, offering optimized storage systems using the clay-in-clay method with no electricity required in exchange for farm produce at discount rates.

FUDIO incorporates local micro-restaurants called “mama-put,” re-branding them with lean production systems and micro-franchising them to produce Safe, Nutritious, Available, Ready & Cheap (SNARC) food.”

Continuing, Owoyele said: “Employing customer loyalty scheme; offering points for patronage, which the customers eventually exchange for clay-in-clay pot refrigerators; we build a strong network of customers on the slum.


Source: Vanguard (Nigeria)

May 3, 2013 |
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