After a 13-week run on both terrestrial and domestic television stations, Interswitch Nigeria revealed the best science student in the country during the last episode, which aired on February 5, 2021.
Sixteen-year-old Jubril Dokun, a student of Brainfield College, Salolo, Lagos State, emerged winner in the third edition of InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition. After successfully scaling through multiple rigorous stages in the competition, Dokun was awarded the grand prize of N7.5 million in scholarships, among other prizes.
The duo – Ayanlade Jesuferanmi of Obafemi Awolowo University International School, Ile-Ife, and Omoniyi Qudus of Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota – clinched the second and third prizes, receiving N4 million and N1 million in scholarships respectively, among other prizes.
In his opening remarks at the finals, the Managing Director, Payment Processing & Switching (Interswitch Purepay), Akeem Lawal, reiterated the need for more African students to participate in STEM fields. He described STEM as important in helping Africans solve unique problems on the continent. InterswitchSPAK pledges to continue promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Africa as an engine of change.