81 students, out of the over 6,000 who sat for the first round qualifying examinations of the SPAK National Science Competition TV Show have been shortlisted to proceed to the next round.
The SPAK National Science Competition is a TV show aimed at igniting interest in, and promoting, the study of science in secondary schools in Nigeria.
It specifically targets students aged 14 to 17, who are currently in the second year of the Senior Secondary School (SS2). Entries were received from over 2,000 schools from across 19 states of the country, and the students, who sat for a written examination on April 1, 2017, were tested in four subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Master Idowu Toluwanimi, of Kings International College, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, scored 93% out of a possible 100% to emerge as the best overall student in the qualifying examination.
He was closely followed by Miss Adeshola Fadahunsi of St. Michaels Alabstar College, Lagos, Master Oluyede Qoyuum of Sobru Private Schools, Lagos, and Master Akinwande Fashola of St. Catherine’s College, Aleshinloye, Oyo, who scored 92% each.
In all, Ogun, Oyo and Ondo States led the pack of states which recorded the highest number of successful candidates, with 21, 10 and 10 students, respectively.
The 81 successful students will now proceed to the recording phase of the competition which is scheduled to commence in August. The TV show itself is expected to be transmitted during the last quarter of this year.