These terms and conditions listed below, are all the terms and conditions of engagement and participation of science teachers, students, school managers, parents, principals and heads of schools in the nationwide Science Teachers’ Game. These terms and conditions supersede all prior statements, understandings, whether oral or written in relation to the participation and engagement of science teachers, students, school managers, parents, principals and heads of schools in the Science Teachers’ Game. When teachers and students are registered to participate in the Science Teachers’ Game, they are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these terms and conditions. No employee of the Science Teachers’ Game and or the employees of the sponsors, marketers, partners and media agencies to the Science Teachers’ Game or anyone else has any authority to change any of the terms and conditions, or make any promises on behalf of the promoters of the Game.
The Science Teachers Game and associated Business Model is a private initiative, that creates valuable and consumer centric contents that benefit several business units across multiple value chains. In developing this project, the very poor state of educational facilities and the sympathetic state of teachers in Nigeria, were taken into serious consideration, and as such, finding solutions to these national challenge created the immense opportunities available in the Science Teachers’ Game. In today’s market place, traditional marketing is becoming less and less effective by the minute. Content marketing is the place to be, because a marketing strategy and approach should focus on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. STG is modeled around this concept and it offers irresistible contents that get the huge audience addicted and glued.
Registration and participation of teachers and students in the Science Teachers’ Game is FREE. STG is open to both public and private secondary schools across states and local governments in Nigeria. Biology, Chemistry and Physics teachers with their students in SS1, SS2 and SS3 are eligible to register and participate. Teachers who wish to participate must be at least 18 years and above, while students must be within the age of being in secondary school.
Teachers and students who register to participate in the Science Teachers’ Game, consent that they could be reached or communicated to through the phone numbers and emails provided in their respective dashboard profiles. Teachers are required to provide the phone numbers and emails of their school Principals and school Heads, and therefore consent that STG could directly reach out to their school Principals and Heads, in case there is such need, especially in situations where the teachers and students need to be supported for optimal participation in the Game.
The STG platform is designed to connect and engage real teachers and students. Teachers must be employed and working in schools. Students must be of school age and must be dressed in school uniforms or wear lab coats with school barges and tags while taking experiment videos. The Videos must show the faces of both the teachers and students during the practical class. The information about the teachers and students provided on their profiles during registrations, must be same during the time of making any payments and or giving any awards or prizes to them. False statements, declarations and impersonations would not be tolerated on the STG portal.
The Science Teachers’ Game is designed to foster national unity and to promote STEM initiatives through a technologically driven school based reward system that triggers teachers and students to wanting to do more result oriented science practical teachings and learning sessions. State of origin, tribe, religion, social status, hate speeches and any form of violence are NEVER promoted on the STG platform and STG social media handles. Every teacher and student registered and participating on the Game is equal to each other and mutual respects and recognition must be accorded to each other by STG member teachers and students.
STG is an edutainment project modeled and integrated into the Nigeria social space. Teachers and Students are elated when they reach certain milestones or win awards or get rewarded or recognized by the society. Social media platforms inevitably become very important components of STG. Teachers and students who register and participate in STG, consent that their participations, names, profile photos, Teacher Basic Points, STG Wallet amounts, awards, rewards, prizes, and information about themselves as contained in their profiles, excluding their phone numbers, and emails can be shared and discussed by STG across several social media platforms. STG member teachers and students also consent that comments and or any form of abuse emanating from the public, and other social media users, regarding their profiled features on STG social media handles are not STG’s comments and abusive attacks on their persons , and therefore, STG does not take responsibility for the consequences of such comments and abuses. But STG would take measures to sanction and where necessary block such individuals from accessing STG social medial handles.
Teachers and students, both male and female have equal rights and opportunities to actively participate in the Science Teachers’ Game. However, preliminary observations as teachers and students started participating in the Game, shows that there are far more male science teachers and students than females showing interests in the Game. Therefore, to encourage more female science teachers and more girls to participate in STG and invariably take up careers in STEM, the promoters of STG would, while giving equal opportunities to all irrespective of gender, recognize in a special way, any female teachers and students who win STG monthly awards and Star Prizes.
The Science Teachers’ Game is modeled to be beneficial to several segments of the Nigerian society. It is built around the national desire to, create jobs, empower the youths, transform the society, develop the economy, and unite the nation. From the foundation and design concept of STG, it is structured to be a purpose- driven business model that mitigates through several business value chains and propositions. STG serves the core objectives of the academia, bridges the gaps between the academia and skills requirements in the oil and gas industry and other sectors of the national economy. STG serves both the commercial and CSR objectives of several business units ranging from banking, oil and gas, educational services, e-commerce, manufacturing, telecommunications and interestingly becomes a beautiful bride for large media agencies who seek for rich media contents to drive consumer centric media marketing that adds to the bottom line of clients.
The Science Teachers’ Game is modeled around businesses and their interests, and as a result, several business brands would be wanting to associate with STG, to strategically drive commercial benefits, national visibilities and brand awareness. The favorable medium provided by STG can accommodate several brand associations.
In today’s market place, traditional marketing is becoming less and less effective by the minute, and content marketing is the place to be, because a marketing strategy and approach should focus on creating and distributing valuable, relevant , and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. STG is modeled around this concept and it offers irresistible contents that get the huge audience addicted and glued . Therefore STG dedicated television and digital platforms are the most sought after media space for media agencies, marketers and advertisers.
Science Teachers’ Game is passionately associated with the tagline “ rewarding science teachers and students” and this makes it obvious that STG is ready for multiples of freebies to Nigerian teachers and students. STG promises to make science teachers earn more money from teaching and secure better family lifestyles. STG promises to consistently recognize, appreciate, reward, and celebrate science teachers and students and bring them to the red carpet to become television stars and celebrities. The STG portal and associated business model is structured to deliver to teachers and students lots of awards, cash prizes, gift vouchers and star prizes, including oversea vacations and media publicities. Though all of these freebies are enjoyed by the teachers and students at not costs or charges to them, there are rules, terms and conditions to the Game, which teachers and students participating in the Game consent to adhere to at the point of registering to participate in the Game.
All teachers actively participating in the STG portal automatically earn monies on their STG Wallets, but to receive these monies into their bank accounts is optional, as the teachers who wish to receive these monies must fulfill below set of conditions. Teachers who do not wish to receive any payments, maybe because they are not willing or able to fulfill these conditions, or as a result of any other reasons best known to them, are still eligible to play and participate in the Game, either for fun, science knowledge enhancement, publicity or for other personal reasons other than money.
Science Teachers’ Game is an innovative program that is fused into the academic workload and syllabuses of science teachers and students across secondary schools in Nigeria. The Season One of the Game started in September 2017 and would run through to July 2018. The STG Reality Show would take place during the Summer Holiday in 2018, that is between July and August 2018. Teachers and students with the highest Teacher Basic Points and Students Basic Points respectively would be shortlisted to participate in the STG Reality Show, which will be broadcast on dedicated national television network and other digital platforms. The Grand Finale of the Reality Show, would take place within the same period and would cumulate to the Teacher’s Night, which would the a night of fun, comedy, music, awards, red carpet , speeches, networking and lots more. Winners of the STG Star Prizes of Brand New Cars, Cash Prizes and Oversea Vacations would be unveiled at the Teachers’ Night. A few weeks afterwards and into September 2018, the Season Two of the Science Teachers’ Game kicks off.
Throughout the entire academic season, science teachers and students participating in the Science Teachers’ Game, are actively and independently engaged on the STG portal, initiating, and carrying out several science experiments and practical lessons. As these teachers and students put in these efforts, they are excited and curious to view their performances, grade points, positions and earnings in Real Time, on digital platforms and dedicated television stations. The system puts a lot challenging tasks on the teachers and students as they struggle to save and enhance the image of themselves, their school and their future which are already on national spotlight. STG promoters are aware from inception that teachers and students performances could be influenced by a few factors and variables within their immediate environments and communities, and these situations are beyond the control of STG promoters, even though the Assppaa-ISBORS software and technology powering the STG portal, have intelligently, and rigorously taken care of a whole lot other variables and undue influences on the Game. The STG Reality Show, is designed to bring together shortlisted teachers and students to a Boat Camp, where they would have great fun, face intensive academic drills, relate to society norms, values, cultures, and ethics and express their plans for the future. During the STG Reality Show, there would be a mix of Panel of Judge’s and Viewers’ decisions in selecting the eventual Star Prize winners. STG promoters and their staff would not have any form of influence on the eventual winners, as a reputable consulting firm would be appointed to manage the selection processes.
All personal information, especially phone numbers and email addresses, provided by teachers, students, and school principals and heads of schools, including parents, guardians, and siblings to the students, whose phone numbers and email addresses may have been provided by the students to aid their registration and participation on the STG portal, are confidential and would NEVER be disclosed to third parties. Providing these information is voluntary, and in the event where they are not provided, registration and participation on the STG portal would not be possible. The information provided would solely be used for the purpose of enhancing teachers and students participation on the STG portal, and for the promotions of STG, and products and services of STG supporting and partnering brands, but still without disclosure to third parties, whether such third parties are STG partners or not.
The Assppaa-ISBORS Software and Technology and its associated Business Model, Concepts, Ideas, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Intellectual Properties, including coined words and languages such as, All Schools Science Practicals and Projects Academy Awards-Assppaa, Independent School Based Online Reward System-ISBORS, Teacher Basic Points (TBP), Student Basic Points (SBP), Payment- Per-Practical (PPP) and others as listed in the Definition clause of this Terms and Conditions, are composite parts of an Innovation, Invention and Business Model, which uses software and technology to connect with teachers and students at different levels of education and applies a reward system that encourages teachers and students to do more practical oriented teaching and learning activities. Assppaa-ISBORS Intellectual Property, Software, Trade Secrets, are secured and registered with Nigeria Copyright Commission, with Application No: 265122 and Registration No: LW2326 and also submitted and filed for Patent at the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
The promoters of STG are not liable, if teachers and students registered to participate on the Science Teachers Game, could not effectively participate in the Game, and or STG could not effectively manage the portal or deliver on its promises, as a result of circumstances beyond the control of STG promoters and or its associated partners, sponsors, vendors, service providers, and all and every other person(s) involved in the otherwise smooth running of the STG portal. Such circumstances that could be beyond STG promoters include but not limited to: system breakdown, IT server breakdown, network breakdown, internet connectivity challenges, data usage, local and internal challenges around individual teachers, students, and their schools and communities, sales and marketing expectations. Others include, terrorist activities, strikes, labor actions, an “act of God”, such as earthquake, cyclone, storm, or flood, and “force majeure” such as war, plane crash, or embargo. However, the promoters of STG are very passionate about this project and would continue to do exceptional things to see to its success.
The promoters of STG reserves the exclusive rights to amend, substitute or change without notice, including but not limited to the Terms and Conditions, Payment-Per- Practical rates, Star Prize monies, sales commissions, choice of awards, gift vouchers, features of service, services, and conditions for registrations and participation. Such changes and amendments can only be made by the legal adviser to STG and would be made public through the usual channel of communication, specifically publication of same on the STG dedicated website@ www.assppaa.com
The liabilities of the promoters of the Science Teachers’ Game are to the participating teachers and students and these liabilities are within the context of the promises made and in adherence to the Terms and Conditions of the Game as listed herein.
The registration and participation of teachers, students, school principals and heads of schools in the Science Teachers Game is voluntary and people may decide to opt out of the Game, after registration and or midway into the Game without prejudice. All and any rights or claims you may have as a result of your registration and participation in the Game are subject to these Terms and Conditions and would be within the jurisdictions of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Terms and Conditions listed here are specifically designed to guide teachers, students , school principals, heads of school and parents and siblings to the participating students, and as such, these terms and conditions do not in any way relate to existing relationships, Memorandum of Understanding, and agreements with STG partners, sponsors, media agencies and supporting brands.