UNILAG, CU, 14 others qualify for University Duel Finals

After a series of tests administered on all the over 50 Nigerian universities from 647 undergraduates that signify interest in the competition, the best 48 students representing 16 universities have emerged for the University Duel 2024-25 Season.

The qualifying schools earned their qualifications after presenting their top students in science, technology and innovation who competed for the four (4) available spots per category making a total of 16 Universities needed.

University Duel is an annual contest amongst students of top tertiary institutions in Nigeria aimed at promoting STEM applications in solving complex business and societal problems through technology with special focus on critical thinking, problem solving in sustainable environment and analytics.

According to the results released via the project verified website www.thestemafrica.com, University of Lagos, Akoka (represented by Ogunyemi Oluwatobi 200L Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Mulero Rapheal 100L Chemical Engineering; and Okeke JohnPaul 300L Petroleum & Gas Engineering) took the overall top spot with an average score of 93.3%; closely followed by Covenant University, Ota (represented by Chukwuma Gift 100L Computer Engineering; Kayode Toluwani 100L Electrical and Electronics Engineering; and Afinotan Alero 200L Chemical Engineering) with an average score of 91.3%.

The Premier Universities category for the 2024-25 season have University of Lagos (93.3%); Obafemi Awolowo University (84%); University of Nigeria Nsukka (80.7%) University of Benin (80%).
For the Federal Universities, we have University of Ilorin (82.7%); closely followed by Federal University of Technology, Akure (82%); University of Port-Harcourt (67.3%) and Yaba College of Technology (49.3%).

Leading the State Universities is Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (78.7%); Olabisi Onabanjo University (69.3%), Lagos State University, Ojo (68.7%), and Kaduna State University (67.3%).

To represent the Private Universities are Covenant University, Ota (91.3%); Achievers University, Owo(80.7%); Bells University of Technology, Ota(72.7%); and Veritas University, Abuja(68.7%).
“We are incredibly proud of the performances of the students on the University Duel 2024-25 who have demonstrated outstanding intellectual prowess and hard work to reach the finals which will be filled with a great learning experience for all as this will be beamed live on TV/Digital,” said the Chief Content Developer, JustMedia GMD Mr. Oladapo Ojo.

‘University Duel, is a platform that celebrates passion, ingenuity, and dedication of Nigeria’s future STEM leaders. This competition will not only highlight the academic excellence within our universities but also fosters a spirit of camaraderie and prepare students towards a great career after graduation. University Duel will also connect with the alumni and the general public thereby producing the next generation of scientists, engineers and Innovators’, Ojo reiterated.

University Duel is curated by JustMedia Productions, Africa’s leading TV media content development/Ideation company with unique interest in edutainment, having created Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show, InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition (Nigeria & Kenya), MathContest Nigeria, Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest amongst other top projects all geared towards supporting empowerment, growth and development of the African continent and her teeming youth population.


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