The 2019 Union Bank edTech Challenge is the third edition of the annual Innovation Challenge series and aims to discover, showcase and support innovative, cutting-edge technologies with the potential to transform Nigeria's education system.
The challenge is set as a way to reinforce Union Bank's commitment to innovation and education, underpinning their dedication to enabling success in Nigeria.
For the edTech challenge, Union Bank is looking for people with solutions that meet the needs of the Education Ecosystem/Stakeholders: Students, Teachers, Parents, School Owners/Administrators, and Policy Makers/Regulators, whose ideas can be a solution on improving student learning, a hub for lesson teachers, solution on rating schools in different areas or subjects to name a few.
Eligible people are encouraged to apply.
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The challenge is open to anyone with great prototypes of innovative, cutting-edge technologies that demonstrates a strong potential to trasnform the education system in Nigeria including but not limited to students, teachers, developers, designers, fintechs, tech companies etc.
In September, the top 10 entries will be jointly selected by members of the jury. All applicants will receive necessary information on the status of their entries via email and/or SMS notifications. The top 10 entries will be admitted into an eight weeks acceleration program where they will get access to Coach-Mentors, Capacity Building, a Community of Education stakeholders and strategic partnerships. In addition, they will gain access to Union Bank’s network of education customers and opportunities to provide global visibility for scale.
For more details, visit the scholarship website