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1 Season 4 Coaches & Liaisons Workshop

2 Introductions Name, university and role (Coach or Liaison) Are you new or continuing in your role? Did you watch the Zain Africa Challenge TV programme?

3 Workshop Overview Essential Programme Information History & Objectives Stakeholders Game Format & Content Calendar of Events ZAC Acronyms

4 Workshop Overview Programme Phases 1.Promotion 2.Student Tryout Tests 3.Team Selection 4.National Qualifying Tournaments (NQT) 5.Intl Championship Festival & TV Programme (ICF)

5 Workshop Overview Implementing Zain Africa Challenge Coach & Liaison Roles Zain Grants Steps to Success

6 Programme Objectives & History Corporate Social Responsibility Promote universities and education Offer students a unique networking opportunity Provide grants for universities and participants History of the programme

7 Programme Stakeholders Enrolled universitiesCountry # Enrolled Country Ghana8Sierra Leone2 Kenya20Tanzania17 Malawi4-5Uganda20 Nigeria16Zambia6

8 Zain Group Headquarters staff & Operating Company staff in each country Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Ministries of Education & National Universities Commission (Nigeria) Africa Challenge Productions Ltd staff in Kenya, Nigeria & the U.S. Programme Stakeholders

9 Role of the Liaison 1. Day-to-day contact for Zain Africa Challenge staff 2. Coordinates ZAC programme for the university: Publicity & student recruitment Student Tryout Tests NQT registration & player eligibility Travel & logistics 3. (optional) Attends the NQT & ICF

10 Role of the Coach 1. Helps the Liaison recruit students & run Tryout Tests 2. Selects players for the ZAC Club (12-20) 3. Selects the Zain Scholars Team (4 players) 4. Prepares materials for and runs practice sessions 5. Accompanies the team to the NQT & ICF tournaments

11 Game Format Face-Off/Bonus Rounds One player/team answers Face-Off Questions each round Players may not interrupt a Face-Off Question Players rotate each round Correct Face-Off earns 10 points and a chance at a Bonus Teams work together on Bonus Questions for 20 points

12 Game Format Game Categories 4 categories in each round 3 questions available in each category Player correctly answering last Face-Off picks next category

13 Game Format Ultimate Challenge Round Played in sequence by each team 500 points at stake for each team 60 second timed round Team that is behind goes first

14 Game Questions Content Areas Content Areas History Popular Culture Words & Languages Science Social Sciences Current Affairs Literature Fine Arts Sports Geography Religion/Philosophy * African-centric content is featured in all areas

15 Season 4 Calendar DateActivity 15 Sept. – 23 Oct.Promotion & Student Tryout Testing Until 28 Oct.ZAC Scholars Club Practice Sessions 28 Oct.Deadline for NQT Registration Until NQTZain Scholars Team Practice Sessions 12 – 19 Nov.National Qualifying Tournaments 23 Jan. – 2 Feb.International Championship Festival Mar. – Aug.TV Programmes Broadcast

16 Phase 1: Promotion Inform students & faculty about ZAC Promote student signups Use supplied posters 1 – 2 weeks

17 Phase 2: Student Tryout Tests Open & transparent testing is mandatory Undergraduate students only Up to 5 test dates 15 September – 23 October (Sierra Leone until 6 November)

18 Phase 3: Team Selection Coach works with students Teach game rules & strategies Try different groupings of players Select Zain Scholars Team by 25 October (Sierra Leone until 8 November)

19 Phase 4: National Qualifying Tournaments 12 November 12 November First 16 Teams to register will attend NQT in these countriesCountryLocation # Teams advancing KenyaNairobi4 TanzaniaDar es Salaam4 UgandaKampala4

20 16 November 16 November Phase 4: National Qualifying Tournaments CountryLocation # Teams advancing GhanaAccra4 MalawiLilongwe3 Sierra LeoneFreetown2 ZambiaLusaka3

21 19 November 19 November 4 extra teams will be drawn from among the next top finishing teams in GH, KE, NG, TZ, UG & possibly ZM (formulae based on the number of teams attending the NQTs) Phase 4: National Qualifying Tournaments CountryLocation # Teams advancing NigeriaAbuja4

22 Phase 5: Intl Championship Festival & TV Programme 23 January – 2 February in Kampala Top 32 teams from the NQTs compete in Knockout Tournament at ICF 23 January – 2 February in Kampala March - August TV programmes broadcast in all countries March - August

23 Zain Grants National Qualifying Tournaments UniversitiesParticipants Teams eliminated at the NQT$1,000 USD$100 USD University grants at this level are cheques from Zain Participant grants (4 players + Coach & Liaison) at this level are paid in cash or by cheque

24 Zain Grants International Championship Festival Grants UniversitiesParticipants Round 1$5,000$500 Round 2$10,000$1,000 Quarter-Finals$15,000$1,500 Semi-Finals$25,000$2,500 Runner-Up$35,000$3,500 Champion$50,000$5,000 only Bonus grants for sweeping the Ultimate Challenge (all 10) are paid by cheque, but are only awarded to the 4 student players

25 Zain Grants University ICF Grants Technology resources requested by the Vice Chancellor and procured by Zain Participant ICF Grants Are paid by cheque up to $1,500 per person. Grants above that include laptop computers & mobile phones procured by Zain

26 10 Steps to Success 1.Make a comprehensive plan and schedule 2.Involve the entire student body and the faculty/staff 3.Cast a wide net to attract a large group of students 4.Conduct Student Tryout Tests involving many students 5.Invite the top students to be part of the ZAC Club

27 10 Steps to Success 6.Make sure players master the game and strategies 7.Pick a compatible team of 4 players 8.Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice 9.Handle logistics for tournament attendance 10.Play to win at tournaments, but be good sportspeople

28 1: Promote Student Participation Pre-printed colour posters supplied

29 How to sign up Label paper supplied Microsoft Word template How to sign up Where to sign up Where to sign up When & where test given When & where test given 1: Promote Student Participation Put label here Put Label here Use customisable label on these posters

30 Contact student leaders & student organisations Sign-up students outside the cafeteria and/or library Show the Africa Challenge TV programmes Ask faculty to make announcements in class 1: Promote Student Participation

31 Have former team members help recruit students Stage a student vs. faculty game Send an to all students ZainAfricaChallenge.comPut ZAC information on the university website with a link to ZainAfricaChallenge.com 1: Promote Student Participation

32 Communicate these messages Communicate these messages Support your university Show how smart you are The game is fun to play Opportunity to meet other like-minded students Test makes you eligible for the ZAC Club Earn grants for the university and yourself 1: Promote Student Participation

33 Request testing date(s) online Request testing date(s) online & confirm with ZAC Headquarters Reserve room(s) for testing Valid account computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed You must have a Valid account to receive the Tests & Answer Sheets and a computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open the Tests & Answer Sheets 2: Prepare for Student Tryout Tests

34 Photocopy and staple the tests, storing them securely. To be refunded that cost, you must produce a receipt at the NQT Conduct sign ups for the tests in advance Keep one master list of students signed up for each test Set limits on the number to be tested on each date 2: Prepare for Student Tryout Tests

35 Obtain pencils or pens Recruit test invigilators to monitor testing Recruit colleagues to help mark the completed tests 2: Prepare for Student Tryout Tests

36 Use each test only on the date for which it is reservedEach test may only be used once Use each test only on the date for which it is reserved Keep tests locked up securely until their use Testing must be invigilated Check in students on the list to mark who are present 3: Conduct Student Tryout Tests

37 name and contact infoMake sure students write their name and contact info on the top of the test Adhere to the 45 minute test period limit All mobile phones must be switched off Late-arriving students are not allowed to enter 3: Conduct Student Tryout Tests

38 You must have: A valid account A computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed A valid account to receive the Tests & Answers A computer with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open the Answer sheet Recruit faculty and staff to help score the tests 4-10 people can simultaneously score tests graduate students, secretaries and administrative assistants make excellent scorers 4: Score Student Tryout Tests

39 Score each students test Maintain all original tests. required Maintain all original tests. You are required to bring them to the National Qualifying Tournament Notify the top students of the results and invite them to be part of the Zain Africa Challenge Scholars Club 4: Score Student Tryout Tests

40 Invite students to be members of the Zain Africa Challenge Scholars Club Majors/areas of knowledge Year 1 to year 4 students Male/female Among those who scored highest, balance : Majors/areas of knowledge Year 1 to year 4 students Male/female 5: Select Students for the ZAC Scholars Club

41 Look for students with knowledge in multiple subject areas complete fluency in English is requiredAs the game is played in English, complete fluency in English is required Maintain the Zain Africa Scholars Club all season- long to build for the future 5: Select Students for the ZAC Scholars Club

42 Play the computerised version of the game 3 Face-Off Rounds Ultimate Challenge RoundTeach players the format of the game 3 Face-Off Rounds Ultimate Challenge Round 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

43 Consult the Programme Guide All materials also available onlineTeach players the rules of the game Consult the Programme Guide All materials also available online Have players take the Online Game Rules Training Quiz Rotate players to find good combinations 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

44 Have students tell you their strengths and weaknesses Involve the faculty in quizzing and drilling students Show Zain Africa Challenge TV programmes and have the players shout out the answers 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

45 Play online quizzes and games Assess individual students proficiency in hearing, reading and speaking EnglishAssess individual students proficiency in hearing, reading and speaking English Practice with the lockout buttons so that players learn to wait until the last word of a Face-Off before signalling 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

46 Content Areas in ZAC Questions Content Areas in ZAC Questions History Popular Culture Words & Languages Science Social Sciences Current Affairs Literature Fine Arts Sports Geography Religion/Philosophy * African-centric content is featured in all areas 5: Select Students for the ZAC Scholars Club

47 History African History Leaders, governance & governments, colonial history, wars European History World History Ancient History 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

48 Science Astronom y Maths & Computer Sci. Scientists, discoveries, formulae, inventions, terms, elements, principles & theorums BiologyPhysics ChemistryEarth Science 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

49 Geography African Geography People, places, things, exploration, landmarks, capitals, cities European Geography World Geography 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

50 Literature African Literature Fiction and non-fiction, drama, poetry/verse European Literature World Literature 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

51 Popular Culture Music People/characters/actors, titles, themes, locales, genres, trends, styles Film & Television Fashion 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

52 Sports Football Athletes/managers, clubs, records/standings, venues/locales, competitions Athletics Rugby Olympics Tennis & Cricket Basketball 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

53 Business & Social Sciences Business & Economics Business leaders, theories/principles/practices companies/products/brands, demographics/trends Psychology Sociology Education 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

54 General Knowledge Words & Usage/Origins Eclectic multi-disciplinary category relying on general knowledge Foreign Languages Spelling Flags & Emblems 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

55 Current Affairs African Current Affairs Leaders, governance & governments, treaties & organisations, wars & disruptions European Current Affairs World Current Affairs 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

56 Fine Arts Classical Music & Opera Limited use content area focusing on the most well- known works and their artists Painting & Sculpture Dance Theatre 6: Practice with the ZAC Scholars Club

57 butStudents are limited to one years participation at the International Championship Festival, but may return if your team does not advance to the ICF Make certainMake certain the players are available for the dates of the NQT and the ICF 7: Select the Zain Scholars Team

58 may close before the deadline:Registration is limited and may close before the deadline: Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda NQTs are limited to 16 universities on a first-come, first- served basis onlineRegister online, by 28 October (9 November in SL) Late registrations may not be accepted 8: Register for the National Qualifying Tournament

59 You will need this information for each student: You will need this information for each student: in that order F irst name, middle name(s) and surname in that order Sex Student ID # or National ID # Major and year in school Home town and country Mobile phone contact and contact 8: Register for the National Qualifying Tournament

60 Most teams will drive and be reimbursed for the petrol, approved meals en route, etc. Teams travelling by road must come together. Separate refunds for staff and students will not be honoured Airline tickets will be provided by ZAC where required 9: Make NQT Travel Arrangements

61 Hotel accommodations including full-board will be provided where required Coaches & Liaisons are in single accommodations Students are paired in twins A detailed travel policy document will be suppliedA detailed travel policy document will be supplied 9: Make NQT Travel Arrangements

62 Attire is business casual (media will be present) Make sure you have the phone numbers for ZAC Headquarters, ZAC staff mobile phones, hotel and all your students phone numbers entered in your phone Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practicePractice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice 10: Prepare for the NQT

63 mandatoryThe Welcome & Team Rules Meeting is mandatory by the starting time (usually 08:00) on tournament dayTeams must have checked in at the tournament site by the starting time (usually 08:00) on tournament day Allow enough time to park and arrive on time! 11: Attend the National Qualifying Tournament

64 Format: GH, KE, MW, NG, TZ, UG & ZM Double Knockout in groups of up to 8 (3-4 teams/country advance to the ICF) Format: SL Double Knockout including teams from constituent campuses (both universities advance teams to the ICF) 11: Attend the National Qualifying Tournament

65 Games are every 20 minutes Your team must be in a game room the period before each match if they are not playing that period Refreshments and lunch will be provided 11: Attend the National Qualifying Tournament

66 Dress code is business casual, but press-friendly Stay for the Awards Ceremony Tournaments conclude by16:30 11: Attend the National Qualifying Tournament

67 Next Steps the Programme Guide in its entirety & review all the pages at Confirm your Complete the Online Student Tryout Test Form Begin promotion and student sign ups Wrap-Up


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