The Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria (CAAN) has introduced its inaugural science competition for schools, aiming to engage and empower students in the field of science.
In an announcement made on Thursday, CAAN revealed that 35 schools will participate in the competition, with a grand prize of over ₦500,000 at stake.
The pilot edition of this competition is scheduled to take place at the University of Nigeria (UNN) in Enugu on October 26 and 27.
The primary objective of this competition is to encourage students to harness the potential of science in exploring opportunities within their environment, making informed predictions, interpreting results, and contributing to technological advancements.
The project is being sponsored by the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria, in partnership with the British High Commission, the Inspire Initiative for Inclusive STEM Education, and with the support of the Enugu Ministry of Education.
The Chevening scholarship program is renowned for awarding scholarships to individuals who demonstrate intellectual prowess, leadership potential, and a strong commitment to the development of their home country.
This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Chevening scholarship program, which provided 44 Nigerian students with fully-funded scholarships to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK for 2023.
These recipients were selected from a pool of over 14,000 applications in Nigeria and more than 62,000 applications worldwide.
The Chevening scholarship has benefited approximately 1,500 alumni in Nigeria, contributing significantly to the educational and leadership development of the country.