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.”


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Chevening awards scholarships to individuals who demonstrate intellectual ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to the development of their home country.

The Chevening scholarship, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, offered 44 Nigerian students fully-funded scholarships to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK for 2023.


The recipients were selected from a pool of over 14,000 applications in Nigeria and more than 62,000 applications across the globe.

Approximately 1,500 alumni have benefitted from the Chevening scholarship in Nigeria.

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