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03/18/2021
OIC Knowledge Master Press Briefing

The Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh organized a press briefing session in order to inaugurate the “OIC Knowledge Master” competition, which is one of the key programs of the mega event- Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020.

One of the main difficulties the youth face nowadays is making right decisions fast. Being able to make the right decisions fast could save them a lot of time which they could use in shaping the decisions better afterwards. To break this stiffness and help the youth making most of their time during this COVID-19 pandemic, “OIC Knowledge Master” quiz competition is going to be organized in participation with the youth of the OIC Member States and representatives from the Muslim communities of the non-OIC Member States. This competition will also help to address our Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s call to engage youths with decision-making, ideas and innovations to build a resilient and sustainable future for all.

This year’s celebrations come at a time when the whole world is fighting one common enemy, the COVID-19 pandemic where youths have been the most affected in this crisis situation as they are the most active stakeholders in the society in terms of productivity, mobility and interaction, so this COVID-19 crisis is disruptive in terms of their lifestyle and prospects for their future. With most educational institutions being closed and with restrictions on travel, physical activity, and mass gatherings, postponement of events etc., the impact of COVID-19 has had major implications for all youths, especially the students. These implications can have commensurate psychological consequences. To help the students deal with these challenges as well as to polish up their Critical Thinking skill and help them develop a healthy and competitive mind, “OIC Knowledge Master” quiz competition will completely take place online to connect the youths from all over the world.

 

The “OIC Knowledge Master” quiz competition is going to be held online by organizing the youth of the world to meet the challenges of the ongoing Covid-19 as well as to acquire their constructive thinking and skills and help them develop a healthy and competitive mindset.

Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 believes that every new life brings a possibility and a promise. Therefore, as part of the Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 Mega Event, the “OIC Knowledge Master” will showcase the knowledge and skills of the youth as well as inspire them to connect with the youth of other countries of the world and build a vibrant and sustainable future for all.

 

Objectives:

  • To help the young participants improve or expand their knowledge of things, either

general or in specific area

  • To promote the history and diverse cultures of Bangladesh and the nations from the OIC

region and beyond

  • To provide the global youth an opportunity to learn about the life of Bangabandhu and

get inspired to build their life based on his ideology

  • To promote a fun way of studying and in the process help improve one’s general

knowledge

  • To enable young participants to think from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the

box’

  • To aid in language development and in particular subject areas of study
  • To provide the youth a platform where they can assess or measure their growth in the

knowledge, abilities and / or skills either on a general level or restricted to specific fields

for instance: History, Culture, Science etc.

  • To conduct an event where it’s fun to participate in but with a competitive element
  • To promote harmony and inclusiveness among the youths from different regions and

backgrounds

  • To promote a healthy debate amongst participants in order to learn from each other
  • To help the young participants build soft skills

COMPETITION FORMAT

The competition will take place in two layers: Regional and International.

Regional Level

In the Regional Level, participants will be selected from each of the following regions:

  • Bangladesh
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Rest of Asia
  • Europe
  • North America

International Level

Selected participants from the Regional Level will compete together in the International Level.

Number of primarily selected participants from each region for the international stage is as follows:

  • Bangladesh – 48
  • Middle East – 24
  • Africa – 24
  • Rest of Asia – 16
  • Europe – 16
  • North America – 16

 

COMPETITION MODULE

The Quiz Competition will take place through following rounds:

Qualifying Round: 100+ (144) participants will be selected for the Qualifying Round,

commemorating the 100th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Selection will be made based on registrants’ data/information

submission quality and/or lottery (if needed).

Group Round: The Main Stage of the competition will start with this round where a total

number of 72 participants will participate in 24 groups. Each group will consist of 3

participants. Top 24 participants from 24 groups will qualify for the Quarter Final round.

 

 

Number of Group Round participants from each region is as follows:

Bangladesh – 24

Middle East – 12

Africa – 12

Rest of Asia – 8

Europe – 8

North America – 8

 

Quarter Final: Top 24 participants from the Group Round will be divided into 8 groups

with each group consisting 3 participants each. Top 8 participants from 8 groups will

qualify for the Semi Finals.

Semi Final: Top 8 participants from the Quarter Finals will compete in the Semi Finals.

Top 4 will make the Final!

Final: Top 4 participants from the competition will face off each other in the final.

Quiz Formats and Rules:

There will be a general quiz on various topics. There will be five rounds for the quizzing event.

Round-1: General Knowledge

Round 2: Bangabandhu and Bangladesh

Round 3: Knowledge Specialist

Round 4: Take Your Chance

Round 5: Rapid Fire Round

Quiz content:

  • General knowledge
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Bangabandhu and Bangladesh
  • History
  • Art and culture
  • Science
  • Business education
  • and others

Eligibility to participate:

  • Citizenship of any country in the world
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Accustomed to digital technology with good internet connection
  • Age range 18-35
  • Detailed knowledge and interest in quiz competition

 

Conditions and Disclaimer

  • Only individual participation is allowed, and individuals must submit data/information as asked in the registration form
  • The Contest will be held exclusively in English
  • Participation is only open to the eligible people from selected regions
  • If there is a tie, then the participant with maximum number of correct answers will be considered as winner
  • In case of any disputes, the decision taken by the quizmaster or the quiz organizers shall be considered final
  • No electronic gadgets or equipment, written or printed material is allowed during the contest
  • If any participant is found misleading the organizer or using unfair means to win, organizers reserve the right to disqualify the team at any stage of the event
  • The participants must adhere to the event’s regulations and procedures as stated by the organizing committee
  • Organizers hold the right to make changes in the event structure during the event

 

Program Schedule

1st Prize – 2500 USD

2nd Prize – 2000 USD

3rd Prize – 1500 USD

Program Schedule

 

  • Media Briefing – March 2021
  • Registration – March – April 2021
  • Primary Selection Announcement – April 2021
  • Quizzing Event – April 2021
  • Winners Engagement – April 2021
  • *Award Giving Ceremony – June 2021
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