University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State. Nigeria

Organized by:
University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State. Nigeria

Participating Organizations:

Youth Neuroscience Association of Nigeria (YNAN), Jos, Plateau State, Chapter, Nigeria.
Women in Neuroscience (WIN) Jos, Plateau State Chapter, Nigeria.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Bee
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Objectives: To introduce students to the brain and motivate them to pursue careers in brain science.
Yes, we have achieved our objectives because the students were enlightened, enthusiastic, and motivated, they asked a lot of questions and indicated an interest in knowing more about the brain, opportunities in neurosciences, and how they can pursue a career in neurosciences.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Mailings and social media


What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
  • Lesson Plans Grades 9-12

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

More undergraduates showing interest in the brain, and making others in the community aware of brain diseases and brain health.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Most people are not interested in the brain because they are ignorant, there is a need to target various categories of people and educate them about the brain.

We also learned that high school students have the capacity to learn and understand many things about the brain if given the necessary opportunities, time, and attention.

Event Photos

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Lecture on neurological diseases

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Brain Exhibition

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Group Picture with brain bee participants

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Presentation of award to brain bee winners

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Some YNAN members

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Dr. Lydia Doosuur Ior

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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