The IYPT, sometimes also referred to as "Physics World Cup" is a team-oriented scientific competition among teams of secondary school students. The participants present their solutions to scientific problems they have prepared over several months and then discuss their solutions with other teams. The roles of Reporter (Presentation), Opponent and Reviewer are graded by a jury consisting of international experts. The IYPT remain our premium competition because of it research nature.
The IYPT is one of the highlight of the 2013 CGS-National Science Odyssey. Each team will be represented by a team of three students and one Instructor preferably the Physics master. A maximum of 30 teams will be accepted for 2013 IYPT, Thus participation in the IYPT will be on a first come first serve basis.
You should be well prepared, be able to function as a team, be disciplined and have stamina, be able to react quickly and be able to give presentations in English competently. To be successful at the IYPT you need more than just above-average skills in Science (especially physics). This competition is recognized as the most challenging one worldwide for pupils.
Preparation for the competition usually requires several months. Approaches and strategies have to be discussed, dismissed and thought out again, and experts and researchers have to be consulted. Test facilities have to be conceived and constructed, often with the help of craftsmen. In spite of all this preparation there is almost no team which is able to solve all of the problems. That is why the team “captain” is so important. It is the captain who decides on what tactics are going to be used so that the competitor doesn’t find the team’s weaknesses. It is only after several competition rounds that the winner is selected.
- SS3 students can participate, We will ensure the finals and camping does not clash with the students' preparation for WAEC and NECO
- Participating students must not be born before January 1, 1994
How to participate
- Interested Schools must communicate with the State IJSO Coordinator or the send an email to
- Each Student from a school must have prepared solution to at least two of the seventeen problems on the next page.
- Preparatory kits will be available for schools that are interested in participating.
- First 30 teams will be participate at the CGS-National Science Odyssey