Oyindamola Aje, a 16-year-old student of Jesuit
Memorial College, Port
Harcourt, Rivers State, has emerged winner of the second edition of the
InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition held in Lagos.
He defeated eight other finalists in an intense quiz session to
win the grand prize of 7.5 million Naira worth of tertiary education
scholarship. This scholarship will spread over five years. He also went away
with a laptop and a monthly stipend for the duration of the scholarship fund.
The first runner-up,15-year-old Oluwatobi Ojo of Apt Scholars Universal
College, Ogun State won 4 million
Naira worth of scholarship spread over three years; while the second runner-up,
Madumerefrom Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ogun State, received N1 million Naira worth of scholarship for
Oyindamola came tops after going through various levels of the
competition. In his comments after the announcement, Oyindamola said he wasn’t
looking forward to the competition as he did not know what to expect knowing he
was competing against brilliant minds. He said: “I am very happy that I won the
InterswitchSPAK 2.0 first prize. It has been a very long and exciting journey
for me and I am grateful to God that I am the overall winner. I did not see
this coming at all but I’m very excited”.
Expressing his gratitude, Oyindamola said “I …read more