Students and schools in Nigeria are invited measure up to their peers and global standards in these competitions designed by NCS to exhibit and reward Information Technology excellence and innovation amongst children and the youth of Nigeria.
Two Annual National IT Competitions for Students
National IT competitions for young people in Nigeria are organized annually to discover excellent young talents in the nation with the ability to set global standards in IT. While the National Information Technology Whiz Kids Competition focuses on Secondary School students, the Olatunji Odegbami National Information Technology Competition is for all interested students in all tertiary institutions including Universities, Polytechnics and colleges of Education in the country.
Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State represented by Festus Ogunbayo and Isreal Oludare emerged winners of the 2012 National Information Technology Whizkids Competition.
NCS established the Olatunji Odegbami National IT Competition for Tertiary Institutions in honour and memory of Chief Olatunji Odegbami the Fourth President of the Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN) and the Second President/Chairman of Council of the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of) Nigeria (CPN). Emmanuel Gregory Essiet of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State won the 2012 Olatunji Odegbami National Information Competition.
The 2012 finals of both competitions were held during the NCS Annual conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state in July 2012.
The 2013 finals of both competitions will be held during the NCS Annual conference in Iloko-Ijesa, State of Osun in July 2013.
- The National Information Technology Whiz Kids Competition GUIDELINES for participation
Designated zones for Whiz Kids zonal competitions are: South-East, South-South, South-West, North-West, North-East, North-Central, Abuja
Interested Secondary Schools should complete the registration form online for two (2) candidates with evidence of payment of N2, 000.00 (Two thousand naira only) registration fee. Only students from SS1 to SS3 are eligible to participate.
Account Name: Nigeria Computer Society
First Bank of Nigeria: 2001762424
Zenith Bank: 1011565784
(Please, use the name of school as payee)
Stage 1: State Competition at Designated State Centres – Wednesday 26th June, 2013
Stage 2: Zonal Competition at Designated Zonal Centres – Wednesday, 10th July, 2013
Stage 3: Grand Finale in Iloko-Ijesa, Osun State – July 24th -26th , 2013
Grand Finale Awards
Winning Students (2 Students): 2 Notebooks + 2 Printers + N20,000:00
Winning School: 1 Desktop Computer + 1 Printer + 1 UPS
Winning Students (2 Students): 2 Notebooks + N10,000:00
Winning School: 1 Desktop Computer+ 1 Printer
Winning Students (2 Students): 2 Notebooks + N5,000:00
Winning School: 1 Desktop Computer + 1 UPS
3rd runners-up (4th Prize)
Students (2 Students) : 2 Notebooks
School: 1 Desktop Computer
Plus many consolation prizes and scholarship
There will also be zonal awards and other consolation prizes.
- The Olatunji Odegbami National IT Competition for Tertiary Institutions GUIDELINES for participation
Interested participants should apply through the following:
Download application form (or obtain form from State Coordinator), complete as appropriate and send to email@example.com with evidence of payment of N1, 000.00 participation fee (payment should be made into Nigeria Computer Society First Bank Account Number – 2001762424)
Registered Tertiary Institution Applicants will be invited for the Competition at Iloko-Ijesha, State of Osun, venue of the 11th International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society from 24th to 26th July 2013.
1st Prize – Notebook + Printer
2nd Prize – Notebook
3rd Prize – Printer
20 consolation prizes – 320GB External Hard Disk
Additional opportunities include, job prospects and scholarship opportunities through interactions and recognition from various national and international organizations and personalities that will be attending the Conference.
All Correspondence/Questions should be directed to:
Dr. Vincent Asor – Chairman, Education and Manpower Dev. Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org – 08102450388
NCS National Secretariat 01-7744600, 0803-721-3920