774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award (YONSPA)

774 YOUNG NIGERIAN SCIENTISTS PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

The 774, Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award (YONSPA) is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology held annually which is aimed at effectively encouraging and developing the interest of Nigerian youths in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). This is expected to encourage Nigerian youths build up professional interests in Science and Technology.

Participation in YONSPA Awards cuts across all Senior Secondary Schools (Private and Public)  through competitive Examinations in the 774 LGAs of the Federation, through their State’s Ministries of Science and Technology/Education

THE OBJECTIVES OF (YONSPA) ARE:

    1. Produce a pool of dedicated scientists and technologists, with the capacity to compete internationally;
    2. Attract young Nigerians to develop interest in science and technology
    3. Prepare Nigerians, particularly the youths to embrace Science, Technology and Innovation as an alternative source of job and wealth creation;
    4. Offer States and LGs the opportunity to make contributions towards capacity building of young Nigerians in Science and Technology;
    5. Eventually re-orientate the citizenry towards accepting science as a way of life