The Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria (CAAN) has unveiled an inaugural science competition for schools.
In a statement on Thursday, the association said 35 schools will compete for a grand prize of over ₦500,000.
It said the competition’s pilot edition will be held at the University of Nigeria (UNN) in Enugu on October 26 and 27.
“The objective of the competition is to empower students to utilize science in exploring opportunities within their environment, make informed predictions, interpret results, and contribute to technological development,” it said.
“The project is sponsored by the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria, in collaboration with the British High Commission, Inspire Initiative for Inclusive STEM Education, and supported by the Enugu Ministry of Education.”
Individuals who display intellectual talent, leadership potential, and a dedication to the development of their native country are eligible for Chevening scholarships.
The Chevening fellowship, which marked its 40th anniversary this year, awarded 44 Nigerian students full-fee scholarships to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the United Kingdom in 2023.
The beneficiaries were chosen from a pool of over 14,000 applicants in Nigeria and over 62,000 applications worldwide.
Approximately 1,500 alumni have benefitted from the Chevening scholarship in Nigeria.