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National Life Science Competition 2021 for Nigerian Secondary Schools and Universities

National Life Science Competition 2021: Applications are welcomed from Nigerian Secondary Schools and Universities students for the 2021 cycle of the National Life Science Competition.

The Competition is aimed at inspiring all Nigerian secondary school and tertiary institution students to develop interests in life science courses or solving life science-related societal challenges.

National Life Science Competition 2021 | DETAILS

The National Science Competition is organized by the Science Communication Hub Nigeria a community of Nigerian scientists, from graduate students to professors, who are both within and outside Africa, united by a passion for science.

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Competition Categories

  • Tertiary Institution Category: For students in Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities studying any subject.
  • Secondary School Category: Open to all Nigerian secondary school students.

Competition Benefits

Student Prizes

  • 1st position ……… N100,000
  • 2nd position ……… N75,000
  • 3rd position ………. N50,000

Special Prizes

  • The Professor Isa Hussaini Marte Young Life Scientist Award — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Omowunmi Agboola Sadik Prize in Innovation — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Abba Zubair Prize in Multidisciplinary Innovation — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Christian Happi Excellence in Genomics Award — ₦50, 000
  • People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by University of Sussex West African Office ) — ₦100, 000
  • The NABDA/OFAB Nigeria Excellence in Biotechnology Award — ₦50, 000

Other Prizes 

  • Best Student from the Northeast (Sponsored by the Office of Chief of Staff of Borno State Governor) — ₦100, 000
  • Yobe SEMA Prize for The Best Student From Conflict-affected Communities of Yobe State — ₦150, 000
  • Yobe State Scholarship Board Prize for The Best Tertiary Institution Student from Yobe State — ₦50, 000
  • Yobe SEMA Prize for The Best Student Living with Disabilities from Yobe — ₦50, 000
  • Alhaji Bukar Maina Prize for The Best Student from Zone C Yobe State — ₦50, 000

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Other Benefits

  • Finalists and winners will receive certificates of commendation.
  • Finalists and winners will be paired with experts for long term mentorship.
  • Winners will receive training organised by Sprint for Social Good (SfSG) on ‘creativity and innovation’. They will be guided to apply skills learnt to develop their ideas and potential to be the future scientists of Africa and shape socio-economic development.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the National Life Science Competition 2021 are to register with their Name, Email, School, Present level of study and state of Origin.

Note:

  • All detail you provide shall be verified. Giving false information will lead to automatic disqualification. The personal data collected will only be used for the competition.
  • You can only take the quiz/test once. Duplicate submissions will be disqualified automatically.
  • The test duration is 30 minutes. Endeavour to submit within the stipulated time.
  • You are advised to ensure that the quality of your Internet is good to avoid disruption.

 Application Deadline: 30th April 2021

 Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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