History was made on the 17th of March, 2018 as the How Smart Are You Challenge debuted in Ajayi Crowther University. The challenge which was initiated by 20-year-old Ambassador for Youth, David Adeyemi who is best known for his pro Nigeria Initiative and contribution to the nation building by developing an anti-suicide bombing device for security operatives called “Counter Terrorism Z”; is a platform created with the purpose of unlocking the creative, aptitude, verbal and numerical intelligence of its participants in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Economy, Arts, Mathematics and Environment.
The Challenge consisted of two phases namely:
- The Screening Phase where by students with creative and innovative ideas were questioned by judges about their personality, interests, skills, philosophy, ideology and contributions to their immediate society. They were asked what global or societal challenge interested them and what solution pathway they had created to solve such issues. Candidates with impressive and logical replies automatically qualified for the final round. (17th March 2018)
- The Test Phase where the finalists talked more on their solutions to the judges. Qualified contestants were given aptitude and IQ related test questions to solve. (24th March 2018)
The Smart Test which comprised of logical IQ questions was conducted for the 18 Smart people at exactly 12:00 PM 24th March 2017. Each contestant was giving 50 questions to solve within the time frame of 30minutes.
During the course of the event, a social media contest was conducted for the members of the audience. The winners were rewarded with #5000 cash prices courtesy of MTN Nigeria.
The 8 Idea fair finalists were given 5 minutes each to give a short presentation about their ideas asked questions from the judges and students. They were graded based on Audibility, Appearance, Idea Viability and Timing.
After the copulation of the results of the Idea Fair and IQ test, the result read:
Idea of the Year: Echefu Fredrick 200l Economics
1st Runner Up: Idiagbor Ogochukwu 200l Law
2nd Runner Up: Funso Alao Babajide FYP Law
Most Outstanding Female Student: Moses Josephine 300l Economics
1st Position: Ephraim Samuel Olanrewaju FYP Computer Science.
2nd Position: Kuti Oluwaseye Funmisho 200 Accounting.
3rd Position: Lawa Jelilat Adeyanju 200l Mass Communication.
MTN Contestant of the Moment: Emenike Daniel 400l Computer Science.