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InterswitchSPAK Kenya 3.0 National Science Competition 2022
2022 (iSPAK) InterswitchSPAK Kenya 3.0 National Science Competition Registration Guidelines: Interswitch SPAK National Science Competition Registration Form, Eligibility, Objectives, Requirements, Application Guidelines, Registration Deadline, Examination Date, Time, Venue, Examination Centers, Cash Prizes for Teachers and Students, Frequently Asked Questions and Past Questions and Answers in PDF.
Welcome to InterswitchSPAK, a Pan - African Science competition designed to empower African students in the area of STEM. The initiative was introduced for High school students to develop, ignite and chart a career path in the area of STEM education and drive them towards fully optimizing their potential to make Africa a better place for us all.

The competition is presently in the following countries Nigeria and Kenya.

InterswitchSPAK is the biggest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition in Nigeria. Thousands of secondary schools in Nigeria have registered their students for a chance to win N12.5m worth of scholarships already. if you have not registered your students what are you waiting for?

Registration for the 2022 Kenyan ISpak qualifying tests is ongoing. For a chance to win 5 years university scholarship, select on your country of residence to start now.

Dear Parents, Principals, Teachers, Students we are happy to inform you that the 2021/2022 InterswitchSPAK Kenya Version 3.0 registration opens till 11:59pm June 1st, 2022 and it’s free.

Q: How do I register?
A: Select your country in the red box above and navigate to the guidelines

Q: What do I stand to win?
A: Besides the opportunity to become the best science student in your country; you stand a chance to win a lot in scholarship. Select your country to see how much.


RECOMMENDED: InterswitchSPAK Nigeria National Science Competition Guidelines | Win N12.5M.

INTERSWITCHSPAK OBJECTIVES

To arouse and sustain keen interest in the study of STEM in high schools across Africa. | To raise the standard of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an unbiased competition that would promote sound education in Africa. | To create a vehicle that is genuinely interested in the growth, development and well-being of Africa students and teachers through various interventions including scholarship schemes for outstanding STEM students.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com or via https://kenya.interswitchspak.com/ | Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Science in form three (3) regardless of the Sex, religion, tribe or Region | Mixed-schools are required to have at least three female students-amongst the six (6) that would represent them | Every student will participate in the qualifying test at any of the test centers across Kenya | The top 54 students will proceed to the competition to battle for the crown of Kenya’s best science student

THE COMPETITION

The competition is in two main levels

FIRST ROUND: WRITTEN QUALIFYING TEST

In this stage, all the online registered students’ (i.e. the best SIX (6) from each registered school) will write a National qualifying test conducted by the Ministry of Education at designated centers across Kenya. Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying test in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

SECOND ROUND: TV QUIZ COMPETITION

The best 54 students (with the highest scores) out of those who wrote the regional qualifying test will be invited to participate at this stage of the competition, which includes the InterswitchSPAK Masterclass. This will be recorded and transmitted on Television across Kenya.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

The InterswitchSPAK National test will hold on Thursday 9th June to Saturday 11th June 2022 across Kenya. | Students must come to their designated test centers by 8am for accreditation with their Registration slip duly signed and stamped by their school principal. |. Latecomers will not be allowed to write the test. | Students are to come along with only HB pencil, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED | Students must conduct themselves in an orderly manner, any act of misconduct will lead to the disqualification of the student. The competition is open to form 3|Senior 5 students ONLY. The decision of the organizers/ MOE is final and we shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE?

You must be a student in form three (3) attending a full time Secondary education in any High school (Public and Private) in Kenya | You must be between the age of 15 to 18 residing in Kenya | You must be willing to travel out of Kenya | Sound knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics based on the current form three (3) KNEC syllabus is important | You must be willing to comply with the rules laid down by the Producers.

PRIZE LIST

1. First Prize

Five (5) years University Scholarship worth -Ksh 1,500,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

2. Second Prize

Three (3) years University Scholarship worth-Ksh 750,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

3. Third Prize

One (1) year University Scholarship worth Ksh 150,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • When can we start Registration for InterswitchSPAK?
    The registration is currently ongoing for InterswitchSPAK 3.0
  • When is the registration closing?
    Registration closes 11:59pm, Wednesday 1st June 2022.
  • Who is qualified in my school that can be part of InterswitchSPAK?
    The qualified Students are the best six (6) Science students in Form 3|Senior 5 in your School.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • When is the National Qualifying examination?
    National qualifying examination holds between Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • Is there room for students to register manually?
    Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com
  • Where are the test centres?
    Examinations for this year will be strictly online
  • How long is the test?
    The test consists of 100 questions with a duration of 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • When and where do we get the results?
    Results will be released Wednesday 15th June 2022 and will be available to all on this portal, and also sent to individual students email addresses.
  • How does the National Qualifying Test works?
    All registered students will participate in an online National qualifying examination, out of which the top 500 across Kenya will be selected to write the next online qualifying examination, then The top 14 students across Kenya based on merit and top 20 students in Kenya (from the top 500 who wrote the second part of the stage one Examination) will qualify for the second stage which is the National TV quiz contest for the best STEM student in Kenya.
  • Would there be an option to write exams in centers and what are the available centers?
    InterswitchSPAK Is strictly an online based CBT examination which can be taken from anywhere you are (school, home, etc.) using a microphone and camera - enabled device.
  • How many students can a school register?
    The system allows you to register minimum of six (6) and maximum of twenty (20) science students to represent each school.
  • If I register 10 students, can all my students make it to stage 2 if they qualify?
    The maximum number of students that can represent a school is five (5) students to represent a school even though they all qualify for the next stage of the examination.
  • Can I make use of the school email in registering all my students?
    The school email can only be used in registering the school, but each student requires their own email or parent’s/guardian’s email address
  • What syllabus is used in setting questions for the Competition?
    Each school is to prepare their representatives in Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology based on the current form 3|Senior 5 KNEC syllabuses.
  • How much is the registration fee?
    Participation on InterswitchSPAK is FREE for all (schools/students)
  • I have logged in for the examination but I am unable to proceed.
    You must enable your audio and video features to be able to navigate the platform
  • Are there specific places to register for the competition?
    Registration for the competition can be done from anywhere if you have the required details for school and student’s registration and also a device that is connected to the internet.
  • I do not have experience in writing an online test
    On the platform each student will have 5 minutes demo session to get acquainted with the platform before taking the test.
  • When is the National Examination?
    The InterswitchSPAK online CBT exams will hold from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June 2022.
  • When will the registration close?
    InterswitchSPAK registration closes on Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • How many subjects should I prepare my ward for?
    Each representative should be prepared in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics; Chemistry & Biology.
  • How many questions are they going to ask per subject?
    For the National Qualifying Exams. 100 Objective questions in 75 minutes; 25 each from the 4 Subjects.
  • How will I know that I am qualified for the next stage?
    A mail from the InterswitchSPAK team will be sent to you notifying you of your qualification into the next stage of the competition.
  • I did not get a verification link?
    Ensure the email you provided is correct and active. If the problem persists, contact our helpdesk.
  • Does the verification link expire, and if it does, how long does it take?
    Verification links expires after thirty (30) minutes.
  • My school is a mix school, can we register?
    All school types can register but in support of the girl child education it is mandatory that mixed schools register at least three (3) girls for the competition.
  • How do I know the registration process have been completed?
    To confirm that the registration process has been completed, after clicking register button, a printable slip for all the registered students will come up and that slip will also be sent to the registered school email.
  • Can I use the school email to register?
    To register the school, it is required that you use the school email.
  • Can I use my teacher’s mail to register?
    You can use any mail if it is valid and active.
  • Can I edit my students’ detail after submitting my registration?
    Editing student information after submission cannot be done, for this reason we advise double checking of each student’s information before clicking on the register button.
  • Can I register on my own?
    No, you need to register under your school. 
     

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (STUDENTS)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarships worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

The top 54, will also participate in an international educational excursion amongst other things. To this end, it is very important for the 54 qualified students to possess the following documents upon confirmation of his or her participation in the stage II of the competition:

  • Valid International Passport
  • Valid Yellow Card

All qualified candidates must present the following d within 10 working days after the release of the results of the regional qualifying tests

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport Photograph
  • Confirmation Letter from School
  • Consent Letter from Both Parents.
  • Parents ID
  • Medical Report

Any student who does not or is unable to present the required documents before the closing date will be automatically disqualified and the slot will be given to the next student based on their score.

Benefits for the Participants:

  • Opportunity to win 5 years university scholarship
  • Certificate of participation
  • All-expense paid educational excursion/trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)
  • Workshops by eminent Facilitators in the Tech world

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (PARENTS)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarship worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

For the top six (6) finalists their journey includes an international educational travel for excursion amongst other things. To this end, each of the qualified finalists is expected to travel with a parent, hence the following are required from the selected parent:

  • Roles of the Parent:
  • To accompany his/her child.
  • To supervise and monitor his/her child.

Selected parent must:
  • Have valid International Passport.
  • Have valid Yellow Card
  • Have a consent letter from the other parent.
  • Be willing to travel to Nigeria.

Benefits for Parents:
All-expense paid trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR INTERSWITCHSPAK EAST AFRICA (CHAPERONES)

InterswitchSPAK East Africa is a competition that exposes students to educational experience both in and out of the countries. To this end, a regional qualifying test will be conducted around East Africa, from which the top 54 will qualify for stage II of the competition with a chance of winning, scholarship worth:

  • 1st Position - USD 15,000 (1.5Million KSH) (UGX 55,073,610)
  • 2nd Position - USD 7,500 (750,000 KSH) (UGX 27,536,805)
  • 3rd Position - USD 1,500 (150,000 KSH) (UGX 5,507,361)

All six (6) Finalist get a Laptop each.

For the top 54, their journey includes an international educational excursion amongst other things. To this end, there would be need for volunteer chaperones

Roles of the Volunteering Chaperones
  • To accompany the students assigned to him/her.
  • To supervise and monitor his/her assigned students.

Volunteering officials to Chaperone the qualified candidates should have and be;
  • Willing to travel to Nigeria.
  • Interested in the well-being of the students.
  • Valid TSC Leave Letter.
  • Valid International Passport.
  • Valid Yellow Card.

Aside from the educational/carrier experience, each of the chaperones will have:
E-certificate of attendance.
All-expense paid educational excursion/trip to Nigeria (travel tickets, VISA, accommodation, feeding etc.)
A per diem stipend of $400 (for the 7-day trip).

CLOSING DATE

Registration closes 11:59pm, Wednesday 1st June 2022.