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Nigerian students to benefit from N12.5m Interswitch scholarship

By Yinka Ajayi

In a bid to increase interest in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STM), e-commerce and digital payment company, Interswitch, has concluded plans to host its maiden edition of InterswitchSPAK project with about N12.5million-scholarship amongst other prizes.

Group Managing Director, GMD, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, said: “The project is a real experiential window for students, where they will not only meet successful people who are providing solutions, but will also be motivated and prepared to develop the right mind-set and attitude for leadership. “

The GMD added that the Masterclass will feature three 45-minute sessions where qualified students who emerged from the qualifying examinations will be intellectually motivated by high-profile speakers led by GMD, Interswitch Group, Mr. Mitchell Elegbe; CEO, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Ltd, Mr. Yinka Sanni; MD, Endeavour Nigeria, Eloho Omame among others.

After the Masterclass, the TV quiz show will commence with the InterswitchSPAK Innovation Challenge, a two-day intensive boot camp, where the 81 finalists, working in groups, will have the opportunity to brainstorm with their peers to proffer solutions to various issues affecting society. The group with the most innovative and viable solution will be presented with the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 Founders Prize for Innovation.

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