Three students who participated in the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition, have shown outstanding academic performance at the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) by emerging top10 out of the over 1.7 million students who wrote the 2022 examination.
A statement issued by Interswitch noted that Adebayo Eyimofe, a semi-finalist in the third edition of the InterswitchSPAK competition and a student of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, had the highest national score of 362 out of 400 in the UTME.
Two other top InterswitchSPAK 3.0 contestants, Ayo Olumide-Attah of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Lagos emerged 6th with a total score of 355 and Jubril Dokun of Brainfield College, winner of the 3rd edition of the Interswitch SPAK competition emerged 8th with a score of 354.
The InterswitchSPAK competition, a CSR initiative by Interswitch, kicked off in 2018 to discover some of the brightest young minds in Africa and to help develop and optimize their talents.
Since its inception, InterswitchSPAK has focused on igniting, rewarding, and empowering young African students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), serving as a platform of support for young minds who are poised to bring change to the continent.
Each year, N12.5 million worth of scholarships is given out to the top three winners in the competition.
The InterswitchSPAK platform continues to push the boundaries in its quest for excellence, providing an enabling community for brilliant minds to grow and reach their full potential, utilizing the power of STEM to create homegrown solutions in Africa.
Currently, in its fourth edition, InterswitchSPAK continues to seek out the best science students while also driving an interest in STEM subjects to facilitate the socio-economic transformation of the African continent.