Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge motivates students with fabulous prizes

By News Express on 20/11/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,588


A cash prize of N700,000, a laptop and other gifts will be presented to the overall winner of the 2014 PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge for which the call for entry is running till November 24. The competition, which is in its second year, is open to SS2 and SS3 students in secondary schools in Lagos State.

The first to third runners-ups will also win laptops and cash prizes ranging from N300,000 to N500,000 while teachers and schools of the top four contestants will be rewarded with cash prizes and Chemistry books.

Addressing stakeholders at the media launch last Tuesday, the Corporate Affairs Director of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, Mrs. Yomi Ifaturoti, said that PZ Cussons Foundation focuses on education, health, road rehabilitation and provision of portable water. She disclosed that the foundation has executed over 45 of such projects in 30 locations round the country. 

Mrs. Ifaturoti encouraged interested contestants to either download free entry forms from the dedicated website, www.pzcussonschemistrychallenge.com, pick up from the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Alausa Ikeja, or the six educational district offices across the state.

In announcing the call for entries to the second edition, the General Manager of Redwood Consulting, Mrs. Modupe Badiru, disclosed that the first stage of the competition will hold in 10 centres across Lagos State – an increase from the previous 8 centres – to allow more students to participate.

With only two students per school allowed to take part in the competition, the school authorities are encouraged to send in their best Chemistry students. According to Badiru, students are to be sponsored by their schools, while candidates are advised to provide their contact phone numbers and email addresses through which their examination centres would be communicated.

Engr. Tunde Oyelola, a member of the Board of Trustees of PZ Cussons Foundation, explained that the corporate social responsibility initiative was designed to stimulate and promote the learning of Chemistry among Nigerian secondary school students. “Other objectives,” according to him, “are to develop the science IQ of secondary school students and to demonstrate the relevance and role of Chemistry in our society.”

The PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge 2014 has received the endorsements and support of the Chemistry Society of Nigeria, the Lagos State Government and the National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria.

Sixteen-year-old Emmanuel Ejiogu Onyekachi, who was a student of Miketoy College, Ikotun, Lagos State, beat all contestants to win the star prize in the 2013 inaugural edition.

Source News Express

Posted 20/11/2014 4:46:51 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Osun refurbishes 1,534 classrooms

Nigeria to issue $29mn debut green bond next...

Ifeanyi Ubah is a man of quality ideas:...

2019: Buhari inspects Presidential Campaign Office

Resort to self-defence, Afenifere tells Yoruba

Fire razes INEC Office in Imo

Just as predicted: IMO DEPUTY GOVERNOR IMPEACHED

FG to demolish structures around powerlines nationwide

Boko Haram abducts 135, kills 8 in Cameroon...

FRSC in the era of change in Nigeria...

NGO collaborates with Anambra traditional rulers to fight...

Zakzaky: Police, Shiites clash again in Abuja

 

Latest News Hate Speech Bill: Issues and worries, By Jerome-Mario Utomi 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,120 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,073 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,675 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,138 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,653 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,335 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,554 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,184 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,267 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,137 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,829 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,647 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,109) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement