Abraham Daramola of Hallmark School Wins InterswitchSPAK 5.0

January 22, 2024
Abraham Daramola of Hallmark School

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

A student of Hallmark Secondary School, Ondo State, Master Abraham Daramola, has emerged as the winner of the fifth InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition.

The programme climaxed on Sunday, January 21, 2024, with nine students vying for the overall glory of the foremost competition designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in the country.

With the win, Master Abraham gets a university education scholarship valued at N7.5 million, spread over 5 years, inclusive of a monthly stipend plus a brand-new laptop, and the prestigious recognition as the best STEM student in Nigeria.

Securing the second and third place positions were Emmanuel Omoegbeleghan from The Crescent International School, Ogun State, and Emmanuel Angelo-Hyuwa from The Ambassadors College, Ogun State, who won N4 million and N1 million scholarships, respectively.

InterswitchSPAK is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of Interswitch, one of Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce companies.

For this year’s edition, almost 17,000 students of secondary schools across the country applied to be part of the contest, but the above three winners rose to the top owing to their speed, perseverance, accuracy and knowledge – attributes that the highly competitive competition has come to be known for.

“The InterswitchSPAK initiative reaffirms our unwavering dedication to promoting STEM education and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence among young Nigerians.

“We believe in the transformative power of education, and, through this competition, we illuminate the path for the next generation to innovate, create, and lead in the world of science and technology,” the Managing Director for Interswitch Cards and Tokens (Verve), Mr Vincent Ogbunude, said.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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