Welcome to our official Website.  Genius Illumina is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization with a vision to harness and develop the innate imaginative and creative potential of the child. 

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Encouraging the teaching and learning of Science as a Catalyst for Sustainable National Development and to harness /develop the innate imaginative and creative potential of the child”.

Our Mission

To contribute significantly to the development of education, particularly to the discovery and development of talents in children and youths. We are committed to the development of enquiry-based learning with the goal of transforming students into problem solvers through the development of their problem solving skills.

Board Of Trustees

Prof. Noghayin Jerry Orhue

Executive Director/Member

A dynamic personality that has been on an impart mission. A Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Benin. Prof. Jerry Orhue holds a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Benin.

He has an uncommon passion for youth and educational development. With over ten years of working in youth development, Prof. Orhue is  a familiar voice at Youth Development Summits and Conferences within and outside the Country.

Prof. Akaehomen Okonigbon Akii Ibhadode


His colleagues describe him as someone with great zeal to achieve results. He had worked in University of Benin for more than 29 years where was zone time Head of department of Production Engineering. He is presently serving as the Vice chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Efurun (FUPRE).

Prof. (Mrs.) Martina Awele Adaikpoh

Director, Admin

Martina A. Adaikpoh is a Nigerian National and is a Professor (Toxicology and Environmental Biochemistry) at the University of Benin, Benin-city, where she has been teaching since 2001. Her research focuses on the effect of environmental pollutants like cadmium and pesticides on male reproductive function.

(National Festival of School Science)

The National Festival of School Science (NAFESS) is  a Science Fair that provides students with  the opportunity to showcase  their scientific investigations/ research in the form of projects.

Participating in  NAFESS  avails Nigerian secondary school students, from the 36 states and Abuja, with the opportunity to exhibit their projects, interact with  their peers from other parts of the Country and  broaden  their scientific horizon.

National Teachers Development

In addition to our National Festival of School Science (NAFESS), we also have schemes/programmes where development of the science teacher(s) is of utmost importance. We teach them how best to communicate science to young scientists.

Facts from Genius Illumina

Our NAFESS projects are not always complicated, but imaginative and well executed
An Excellent NAFESS project is often:  

  1. A new approach/ methodology to an existing solution 
  2. An insight into social behaviour.
  3. A clever solution to a problem
  4. An innovation with entrepreneurial possibilities 

Working hours

Monday- Thursday:8:00am-04:00pm Hrs
(Phone until 05:00 Hrs)
Friday - 8:00-03:00pm

Meet Us

No. 33A, Isekhere Street, Benin City, Edo State